Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Two Different Wedding Cards

My friend Mar came for a visit and requested two wedding cards from my studio. I asked her what style: vintage? elegant? country? etc. As I did not know the recipients, she needed to provide some guidance. She decided on elegant for one (above) and country for the other (below). Like most stampers, I like a challenge, but for an elegant wedding card, I was a bit stymied. My selection of overtly wedding-themed stamps is a bit skint, so I went to one of my favourite inspirational cardmaker blogs, Sharon Johnson's No Time To Stamp and browsed for something I could manage. I ended up CASEing her beautiful card here. So thanks, Sharon! Cuttlebug pressure embossing and pearly thermal embossing meet with a Nestabilities layered heart and some sheer ribbon. The word "Love" is the first word in a Stampington & Company Scandal sentiment stamp. It is good to use just part of a stamp sometimes!

I don't have much in the way of "country" style stamps, so when I saw this Memory Box nesting birds stamp in my local stamp store I decided it would work. It's not too country cute, so I think I can get a fair bit of use out of it. I got the pre-printed ribbon at the same store. Just a little watercolouring and some blue Swarovski crystals seemed to be enough. 


Heartwarmers from Vicki said...

Gorgeous elegant wedding card. I love the simplicity of it and yet so beautiful! Definitely an idea I'll use.

Ruby's Girl said...

They are both very pretty cards but my fav is the 'love one' with the embossed back ground. I have a couple of weddings this year so I am going to try and do this one as it is so lovely. thanks for sharing photos and the inspiration !!

Corie said...

These are absolutely FABULOUS -- love them!!