Friday, May 13, 2011

Some Wedding Cards...

Monday I was asked by a lady at work to make a wedding card for her cousin's wedding, colors were turquoise, black and white, and whatever I came up with would be perfect.  The wedding is this weekend and I was going to be leaving town Thursday.  Hmmmm...I thought of the Orchids set I had just gotten from Flourishes.  I stamped it on Neenah Solar White paper, colored the flowers with Prismacolors and Copics.  I traced around a Spellbinders oval and cut out the "window".  Sponged all over with Distress Ink, and the white paper is now a pretty vintage looking sepia.   I stamped the sentiment on a scrap from my stash and attached it under the window with foam tape.  The embossed turquoise "panel" under the main image is actually left over strips of the same paper the sentiment is on, from my scrap drawer.  The strips were embossed and attached with foam tape as well.  I used black crinkled seam binding and added some subtle bling with the turquoise pearls I happened to find in my collection.  I took this card to my co-worker on Wednesday.  She really liked the card, showed it off at the office, and I got a waterfall of requests for wedding cards.  Six cards, two different weddings (they have all been working together for years).   I, and they, knew they would be "quicker" cards so I could take them by the office Thursday morning before leaving town.  Those cards are below, and everyone was very happy with them.   

Challenges
Lily of the Valley - Ribbon and Bows
Creative Inspirations - Glitzy and Blingy

Stamps:  Flourishes "Orchids", Crafty Secrets "Cherish"
Paper:  The Paper Studio
Ink:  Distress Ink, Memento.
Accessories:  Craft knife, Spellbinders Oval, pearls, foam tape, wrinkled seam binding.

These are the other wedding cards.  I got the ideas for these cards on Elly's Card Corner blog.  I fell in love with her cards the first time I saw them, and thought they would make beautiful wedding cards.  All the die cutting and figuring out how to lay them out was fun, and more time consuming than I thought because I kept changing my mind. :)

The first one, I have no idea who the silhouette stamp is made by. I stamped it with Versifine and embossed with black EP.  The sentiment is from Stampin Up.  All of these use various Spellbinders dies, Marianne D Creatables, Paper Punch, Martha Stewart punches. 


Spellbinders Fandy Tags, Fancy Tags two, Labels 14, Marianne D LR0157, flower made with Marvy punches
  
Lattice Pendant, Fleur de Lis Doily Accents, Sizzix leaf die, flower made with sakura punches.


Spellbinders Labels 4, Plain and Scalloped Hearts, Fancy Tags Two, Marianne D LR0157, Martha Stewart Butterfly, flowers made with sakura punches


Spellbinders Parisian and Fleur de Lis Accents, fern punch, Martha Stewart Layered Arches PATP, flower made with Nellie Snellen punches

Spellbinders Labels 20, Fleru de Lis Doilies and Accents, Marianne D LR 0157, flower made with sakura punches

Spellbinders Fancy Tags Two, Fleur de Lis Accents, Floral Accents, fern punch, MS butterfly, flowers made from Marvy punches

8 comments:

Debs said...

wow so many gorgeous creations, lovely embossing and flowers,
thanks so much for joining our "Glitz and Bling" challenge at Creative Inspirations
Debs
xxx

Elly said...

Hi Nancy,

Thanks for following my blog! I went over to yours and thought; yeah..... someone who makes cards in the same style as I do. When I kept reading, I discovered you were inspired by me. That's so nice, I'm honoured ;-)
Became a follower of your blog too, so I can see what followes next ;-)

hugs,Elly

Karen W said...

These and the other post are all just gorgeous and I agree I love Elly's blog also. Your daughter's dress was amazing!! Wonderful projects and beautiful cards.

Benzi said...

Wow! Each card is just beautiful. Wonderful creations!!!

Anneke said...

you have made a very beautiful seire of cards with many beautiful details

Silke Ledlow said...

Wowzer Nancy...you have been one busy stamper! All of your cards are beautiful and I love how you used all the Flourishes images! Thank you for joining us again this week! Hugs ~S~

PS: Did I ever tell you I used to live in SA...miss TX so much?!?

Janine said...

WOW!!!! Fabulous cards Nancy!!

America said...

amazing cards with such amazing details. Gorgeous work!