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Thursday, 7 January 2010

Mocke up wedding cards

I surprised myself today by creating not one, but 6 cards! That is a mega record for me! My cousin, Siobhan is getting married this year and has asked me to make her wedding stationery. As they are tying the knot in Mauritius she wanted it to match her bridesmaid dresses and to also keep a simple style.

Here is the bridesmaid dress...



And here are the selection of cards I've made for her to choose from...



I embossed the sentiments so they are shiny and raised (so not as flat as it looks in the photos). I also used an interference ink with a swirl stamp on top of the sentiments and embossed with clear powder to keep the cards from looking too plain, but again you can't see them in the photos, shame. For the flowers, I punched through the card and stuck coloured card behind them - I really liked the contrast against the pearlescent cardstock.

I must say, I'm quite nervous! I really want her to like them (well, at least one of them). What if she doesn't but feels she must choose one anyway?!! Goodness, talk about performance pressure!! How do people make cards for money and not stress out all the time?!!!


Papers/cardstock: various Bazzill cardstock, pearlescent cardstock (can't remember where I bought it from!)
Stamps: Hampton Art J Melvin Calligraphy alphabet set, Autumn Leaves Flourishes v2
Mediums: Pretty Color ink #8, Opalite interference ink Crystal Blush
Accents: ribbons from John Lewis, Bazzill buttons and floss, Robins Nest Dew Drops in clear
Tools: WRMK Corner Chomper, EK Success flower punches in small, medium and large, Fiskars Apron Lace border punch

8 comments:

Pöydän kulmalla näpertelijä said...

These are gorgeous! I love the unusual colour combination.

Bunny Zoe's Crafts said...

Wow, they are all fabulous Mary and your cousin is sure to love them! Great designs and colours, Have a wonderful weekend, Hugs, Nikki x

Silli said...

Gorgeous cards Mary, I love the colors... Simply beautys!!!! Hugs Silke

Melissa Sauls said...

These are fantastic!! She should definitely appreciate them. Love all those fun colors!

Nana Diana said...

These are all great Mary, I'm sure she will pick one of them, although I think her big problem will be which one to choose. I think I would pick number 5 or 6. Well, wait a minute, 3 and 4 are really cute, or.....

Diana

Lovely Linda said...

HI Mary - these are great and I am sure your cousin is goig to love them! I love the colour combo - very cool! Great embossing and what a fabulous idea to have the flower punched into the CS! Gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!! {{{hugs}}}

Silli said...

hello dear Mary, I hope, you have a wonderful week. Hugs Silke

Stamp and Smile said...

They are all GORGEOUS!! I'm having a hard time picking.... FAB!! Matches the dress theme perfect... TFS! :)

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