Saturday, October 29, 2011

Wedding Shower Card

Hello to all my blogging friends, I hope this post finds you all well and happy!

I'm going to a wedding Shower tomorrow for my niece Kaitlin. I am so excited for her, She has found a really nice young man and I truly think they are going to be really happy together. Oh young love! It is very nice to see.
I've been looking on line for the last few months checking out wedding and shower cards and came up with my own version of several cards that gave me a lot of inspiration. Here it is.
I drew the dress freehand and cut it out on velum. Then ran the skirt part through the Big Shot and left the bodice plane. I had to cut a white dress and attach it to the back of the velum piece to make the dress show up a bit more.
All wedding dresses have to have some bling of course, so I added just a touch of Basic Pearls and a sash of champagne ribbon to match the Tie.
I went on line and found directions on how to tie a mans Tie lolol. I found some good instructions at Brooks Brothers   I hope that helps. I tied the Tie around a small dowel as I needed something small to work with and that worked great.
I am always so impressed with the amount of information there is out there if you just look for it. I tucked the edges of the tie under the shirt collar and taped it in the back behind the white panel. Oops, I noticed from my photo there is a little piece of Sahara Sand missing from the neck? I better find that before I give this card away lololol! The little piece of Sahara Sand made the white collar pop.

Sentiments are kind of hard to find that say what you really want to share with newlyweds, so I typed up my own and used a fancy script and printed it on to card stock, then highlighted the edges with Soft Suede. The side panels were stamped using the scroll from Elements of Style stamp set in Crumb Cake classic ink.
This was certainly not a 20 minute card, but it was totally made with love.
Congrats Jefty and Kaitlin. We love you and wish you a long and happy life together.

Oh, and the other good news I spoke to you about yesterday is that a card I submitted last week to the Stampin Queens Sketch Challenge was selected as one of the top three. How cool is that Right! This was my first time ever as having a card that I created selected as a top anything on a sketch challenge lolol. Hip Hip Hooray!
Thanks ladies and I'll keep submitting your sketches a fun.
I have more good news too that I am very excited and honored to have had my work appreciated and taken notice of , but I have been sworn to secrecy. You can be sure when the time comes I will share it with you (Big Smile)! Until then Mum's the word!
Now it is your turn to go and create something fun.


Carey said...

You bet your work is appreciated! Thanks for sharing it with us.

Your BFF and her hairy side kick

Ann Schach said...

Beautiful, Patrice! The inside is gorgeous! I am sure your niece loved it!