So the next leg of my sister’s wedding invitation journey was to add a touch of pink.
I used the basis of the last invitation – the Baroque Motifs card opening in the middle, and I firstly changed the ribbon to Pretty in Pink taffeta ribbon. And I also used Stampin’ Up!’s gorgeous shimmer paper.
Next I stamped the square image from Baroque Motifs in Pretty in Pink and then layered it with vellum stamped with “Together Forever” from Together Forever (retired) in Basic Grey. And I added lots more pearls!
And as Cath lives in Canberra and at this point in the creation stage, had not seen any of the cards, except via the photos you are now seeing, I also took pictures of the card open and standing so she could see the space for the actual invitation “to be” inside. So, this is open …
And standing …
Tomorrow I have another mock wedding invitation with even more pink!
The next mock invitation I made introduced the “Together Forever” stamp from the stamp set Together Forever (retired). And we ended up with a winner there – as “Together Forever” is used on the final wedding invitation. We also tried a different way of opening the card – this one opened in the middle.
I stamped the Baroque Motifs in versamark random over the Whisper White cardstock and then I embossed it with silver embossing powder. For this card, I also added a subtle “Mr and Mrs” on the front panel which was stamped in versamark, then heated with Heat & Stick powder, and then heated again with Dazzling Diamonds.
I punched the scallop square out of vellum and layered it over a very subtle “&” from Together Forever.
Two pearls added a touch of class and a white taffeta ribbon and bow tied it all together.
Again, I will be back again tomorrow with the next mock invitation …
I’ve been busy making some special cards for a lovely lady I used to work with – she’s getting married very soon!! I was asked to make a few wedding thank you cards for her family, so this is one of the cards I made:
I used the layout from another card I’ve made before here, and then I used colours that were closest to the bride’s bridesmaid colours to help coordinate with her wedding theme. I used Very Vanilla (textured), Brushed Gold and So Saffron card stock and So Saffron and Versamark ink. The stamp sets I used are Together Forever and Short & Sweet. Sadly, Together Forever won’t be available after the end of this month – so now is your last chance to buy it if you love it! I must admit, I’ve loved using it. It’s so versatile! Thank you cards, birthday cards, wedding cards etc.
You can see in the close up that I’ve embossed the sentiment and frame with gold embossing powder, plus I paper pierced a border in the centre frame and I’ve added some elegant pearls. Pearls are lovely on wedding cards, don’t you think?
I’ve more cards that are part of this wedding theme – so check back over the next few days to see what else I’ve created for my friend – the soon-to-be beautiful bride!
This is a gorgeous box I made as a ‘thank you’ gift for my cousin (naturally, with a few choice chocolates inside!), who hosted a stamp-a-stack for me (the cards in the post below, actually!). Thanks, Janelle!
I made the box from the Sweet Nothings Simply Scrappin kit (the papers are just lovely in this kit), plus I used the flowers from Together Forever which I hand-cut out and stuck a red rhinestone brad in the middle, for the three “buttons” down the middle. The colours I’ve used were based off the Sweet Nothings paper, so I used Kiwi Kiss and Riding Hood Red.
There are great instructions to makea Box in a Bag here. It was really easy to make, albeit a tad fiddly!