Mar 22, 2012

Spring wedding cards

Hello friends.  I apologize for the delay in posting.  I've been busy - with work, sick children, making my Design Team projects and videos, AND making some cards for a friend of mine. I hope those of you who went to the expo had a good experience and have fun creating with your fun goodies.  I was not able to attend this year, just due to my busy schedule and budget.  I've been purchasing more online, so I've gotten my new product 'fix' so far! =)
Anyway, on to the projects I wanted to share.  I made a bridal shower card and a wedding card for a friend of mine.  I was surprised when she asked if I could make these for her.  She said "why should I buy a card from the store when you could make one for me?!"  I was so pleased that she thought of me and it gave me a change of pace to create wedding themed cards - which I don't get to make very often.
The color scheme was black, red, and white - very classic and traditional.  So here are the two cards I came up with.
This card was fun to make.  I modified the designer paper to make it work.  The designer paper was just the black flowers on the white background.  I wanted some red on this card, so I found a stamp of an outlined flower and stamped it onto the designer paper in red ink.  This is a fun and easy way to customize your products to work for you.  I really like how it blends in and looks as if the paper was originally made with the red flowers. 
I also added some smooch spritz to give it some shimmer.  And I'm proud to say I used ribbon!

This second card I was able to include the names of the bride and groom.  I really love this personal touch that stamping allows you to do.  Again, I kept the design clean and simple but still elegant.  I softened the corners using my corner chomper to avoid the hard corner lines.  I heat embossed the words "congratulations" in silver which also adds a touch of elegance too.
And again, I used ribbon!  That 'sliver' under the red is ribbon.  I covered half of it to get this look.

My friend liked these cards so much that she asked me to make her two more for another wedding!  =)  I enjoy a challenge as well as being able to share my creations with others and help a friend out too. 
I'll share those cards too once they are done.  Until then, happy stamping!  Have a great day.


1 comment:

  1. Both of these are beautiful CAS cards -- always my favorite kind. You do them so well. That's a great tip about using a small stamp on DSP to add some color and add to the design. Using the wedding colors for the cards makes a statement in itself. I'm sure the bride and groom loved them.