Tuesday, September 21, 2021

Wedding Card Inspired by Invitation

 Hiya, Tuesday - um, weren't you just here? LOL, well I guess we are all having fun cuz time be flyin'! Hope all is well with each of you. I'm sharing the wedding card that I recently made our oldest nephew and his bride. The invitation they sent had a simple yet pretty design and color scheme, so I took my inspiration from it for the card.
It may not be apparent, but I've watercolored the 3-layers of wreath and I also watercolored the gold lace with Twinkling H2O's. The lace is some of my mom's. I'd never done that to lace before. It took several coats, drying with my heat tool after each coat. On the wreath I used my good tube paints and 3 different shades of green with a round brush, roughly swiping color on in thirds trying to get a variegated look. It didn't end up like I'd envisioned because I was limited in my shades (I don't even try to color mix on my own as I never do well at it), but it looks okay. I can see subtle color differences. 
I've used Splitcoaststampers Sketch SC481 for my design. Although I used a round center shape instead of an oval, the effect of the ornate corners creates a large oval shape. My gold lace is the horizontal line element.
Here's the invitation I used as my inspiration piece. I've blurred out the personal info to protect the innocent, lol, but you can hopefully see the gold font at top (their names) and also those pretty wreath-y leaves. Sure do hate that we cannot attend it. It's just too risky for us. 
I cut my A7 card base from a large leftover piece of 12x12 Bazill shimmering card in winter white. It also has a weave to it which feels nice. The grey patterned card mat was cut from a leftover from my recent 50th card I made, the card is from DCWV's Luxury Stack. The ornate corner pieces are a Spellbinders die cut 4 times from a gold sheet of DCWV's 6x6 Foiled Cardstock Stack, as is the circular center piece, also using a Spellbinders die. The wreath is cut 3 times from a Catherine Pooler die. The Avery Elle stamped and heat-embossed sentiment is on a snippet of the Bazzill card base card and punched using an SU punch. The bride and groom is a punch-out from a very old calendar saved in my clip art binder.
Inside the card I stamped Sweet n Sassy sentiments using Shady Lane Versafine Clair ink...
And the card back: As I only had one little strip left of the luxury card, I cut it down the middle and then straddled those strips with a piece of handmade pulp-y paper also cut from a leftover. I stamped the Catherine Pooler leaves and die cut them, then arranged them with the rings (another calendar punch out) over two white dove die cuts that have been in my clip art binder for a very long time (Hobby Lobby back when I began scrapbooking, before I bought my first die cutting machine). I added tiny green rhinestones for their eyes. I adhered a strip of my painted gold lace underneath another old item from my binder: a Melissa Frances vintage shop sign label. Back in the day, she sold 12x12 sheets of these and I have way too many, so hey, why not stamp my siggie on one, especially since the bride's first name is Lauren! 😎
The shot I take to see how well-coordinated the front and back are. This being a card made from leftovers, I'd say it passes muster, lol.
I included this shot because it shows the shine that comes off the gold metallic card (almost like mirror card, actually, but thinner and much easier to cut intricate dies with). Burning burning love! 💋😁💋
Here's a close-up of the water colored wreath leaves and the sentiment strip card weave.
This is the best close-up I got (after way too much pic-taking) of the glitter/shimmer on the lace. 
Here's a close-up that shows you the different textures going on in back and also the heat-embossing shine on the stamped siggie.
And the final view, not bad for leftovers! Thanks for visiting and I hope your week goes well! Until next time, Stay Well and Craft On! XOX
3.   Happy Little Stampers Sept. Watercolor Challenge: AG -- #1/xx I painted my wreath and my lace with watercolors.  
4.   Happy Little Stampers Sept. AG with Dies -- #2/xx  The ornate corner pieces were cut 4 times using a Spellbinders die, and the wreath is a Catherine Pooler die cut 3 times.  
9.   Colour Crazy Craft Challenge Week 36: AG with Colouring -- #2/2 I painted my 3-layered wreath and my lace with watercolors.


My name is Erika. said...

What a sweet inspired wedding card. I love the circle of green leaves surrounding the bride and groom. Thanks for sharing with us at Try It on Tuesday. Hugs-Erika

Beth Norman-Roberts said...

Wow your inspiration is spot on. The happy couple will be tickled pink. I love how you have lots of layers and colour layers going on. The wreath shows beauty in three shades of green. Have a super day Aimes--Bethie

Diane said...

Beautiful wedding card with so many details! Thank you for joining our challenge at Double D!
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Debbie Mageed said...

Wow, this wedding card is just stunning! I really love all of the pretty details. Thank you for playing with us at the HLS Die Challenge and hope you can join in again soon.
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Donna Ellis said...

Wow! What beautiful details, Aimes! You always go above and beyond in the details, on every surface of your creations. Your recipients must feel so special, knowing that your dear fingers have lovingly embellished every square inch! It's a lovely wedding keepsake! hugs, de

Darlene said...

WOW absolutely beautiful inside and out my friend! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Leaves’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.
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Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

A Beautiful card Aimeslee, they can't help but love it and treasure it. All around perfection. As for water colouring the lace - WOW! Never thought of that. Great work.
Faith x

Billie A said...

Pretty card. Great wedding card and so glad you shared over at Cardz 4 Guyz, Colour Crazy, Happy Little Stampers watercolor.

dj said...

How special to use your nephew's invitation as inspiration...great idea!! Way to rock our "add some metal" challenge over at Cardz 4 Guyz! Thanks for joining the fun and playing along with us!!

ahlers5 said...

This is such a beautiful wedding card. I love the wreath and gold lace. I started sewing in high school. I made many of my own clothes and many items on commission, including a wedding gown. Never again. I don't like sewing for someone else unless it's a gift from me. Getting paid is not worth the effort. Anyways, I have always saved fabric scraps and leftover pieces of trim from every garment I've made, including communion dresses, my wedding gown, fancy party dresses and most of my kids clothes. I use some of the leftover trims on cards occasionally when I need something different. I also have my grandmother's antique button collection. I am definitely a hoarder when it comes to old stuff and crafting supplies!

Mrs.B said...

A lovely Wedding card and I love how you've taken your inspiration from their Invitation to make it so much more personal. Love the design with the wreath surrounding the couple.
Thanks for sharing with us at Try it on Tuesday.
Avril x

Dawn Frost said...

Beautiful, love those corner dies! Thanks for joining Colour Crazy Craft Challenges, good luck! Dawn DT

JulieP said...

Your take on the invite is awesome. Such a beautiful card with so many lovely details. Thanks for playing along with us at the HLS die challenge.

Donna Phelan said...

Beautiful Wedding card! I adore wreaths on cards, especially ones filled with pretty foliage! Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Double D, Leaves Challenge. Donna, DT Member.

Let's Art Journal said...

Such a beautiful and romantic card - love your design 😁. Wishing you a wonderful weekend! Hugs Jo x

Alyson Mayo said...

The leaves around the main image make everything else just pop! This is such a gorgeous card :)

pearshapedcrafting said...

What an absolutely stunning card - love the gold lace and your beautiful wreath that frames the happy couple. Loving these colours too. Thank you for joining us at Try It On Tuesday, Chrisx

Mia said...

Beautiful wedding card, Aimeslee! Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Try it on Tuesday with this lovely creation. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
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Rain said...

I love that card Aimeslee. And I wanted to thank you very much for your sweet comment on my blog last week. ♥♥♥

craftytrog said...

A gorgeous wedding card!

Monica C. said...

What a lovely card and how you colored that lace is great! I never thought to color lave with watercolors. Your take on the original inspiration is lovely.
Hugs Monica

R's Rue said...

Beautiful 😍

Helen said...

A very elegant design and a great card.

Thanks for joining us at Cardz 4 Guyz.

Helen x

Let's Art Journal said...

Many congratulations on winning over at Country View Challenges with your beautiful card! The wreath of leaves looks so pretty framing the happy couple and the shine of the gold is gorgeous 😁. I hope you're having a lovely weekend! Hugs Jo x