Sunday, 19 June 2011

Wedding Card #2

With the bride and groom safely on board the plane which will take them to their beach wedding, I can finally post this card which was commissioned for them. 

This is the second of the three commission wedding cards (which last week became Four!!!!)

I really enjoyed making this one, it was one of those cards which just came together, it  all went well and felt 'right' . . . does that sound mad??
Sometimes I just don't 'feel' a card and have to really labour at it but this one was a dream to make.

The card is made using 8"x8" white cardstock. 

The majority of the background papers are from Kanban, all except the delicious gold matting paper which is just stunning IRL, so full on bling without being mirror card, it's amazing.

I stuck to a very neutral ivory/cream palette for the background so that I could do pretty much anything, image and embellishment wise and not clash!

The image is from Magnolia's Wedding 2010 collection - Loving Couple and a Beach Wedding Background.  I coloured it using the usual Copic markers with touches of Prismacolor pencils.

The ribbon was a 30mm satin edged organza in ivory and I put a 5mm matching satin ribbon over the top of it.

I used a MS punch "Deco Fan" to edge the image and also gold matting paper.

The flowers were all from Wild Orchid Crafts, the large centre rose is a 35mm Trellis rose and this is arranged with 15mm roses and  rose buds and wired peach crystal beads (which I made myself).

The leaves are made using a Nellie Snellen punch.  I have used 3mm antique gold satin ribbon, seashells and starfish in the arrangement too.

This is the first page on the inside.  I placed a sentiment on the left hand side and matted it up onto the gold paper etc.  I added a pale small ribbon with pearl detail.

On the right hand side I printed out a wedding verse found on the Internet and created a personalised sentiment for the couple.

I decorated this side with two intertwined gold rings and a matching ribbon.
This is the signing page for everyone to create their own message for the couple.  I didn't want the rest of the card "messed up" with people signing everywhere (I don't mean that quite the way it came out, lol)

This is the last page of the 'book' and is hidden away at the back and secured with a ribbon tie.

The sentiment stamps are from Catslife Press.

Last photo, I promise!!!

This  one shows the 'book' arrangement better.

So many people wanted to sign this card that in the end I had to add yet another signing page to the finished card.

The bride loved the card I'm glad to say and I was chuffed.

Sorry this is such a long post but I wanted to show all the aspects of the card.

I'm just popping off to find some challenges that this card might fit and I will be back to update.

 Paper Play Challenge #11 - At the beach
Stamp Something Challenge - Something with Pretty Papers
Delightful Challenge - Anything Goes

Thanks for visiting me,


Jan Ltc said...

This is wonderful TFS xx Jan

Claire said...

WOW this is just stunning - love the image and the book layout for extra signing. Brilliant. Hugs, Claire x

Wendy - Anntaurus said...

Beautiful work - thanks for joining us at MTTC this week.

Wendy -x-

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

WOW! No wonder the bride loved it!! Its just gorgeous!

Thank you for sharing with us at Delightful Challenges this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

NancyD said...

Really beautiful keepsake for the bride and goom.

Mandy said...

Oh wow stunning card Julie Ann, I love everything.
You aren't on my DT commenting numbers but I'm so pleased I popped over for a peek :)
Thanks for joining us at Paper Play for our beach challenge
hugs Mandy xx

Julie M said...

Fab card, Julie Ann - I opened the link and thought "Huh - wedding?" and then I realised it was for a beach wedding - cool!! This card is going to be so loved by the bride and groom - they won't get anything else so personal. Love it.

Thanks for joining us on PaperPlay this week.

Julie :o)

Val said...

Fabulous card. So much detail and beautifully coloured.