Monday, October 14, 2013

Congratulations to Vivi and Rick!!

So, when you find out your friends who are visiting the U.S. from Brazil have had a surprise wedding in Las Vegas, what do you do? You quickly find a wedding stamp!  I love this Whimsy stamp and Vivi and Rick gave me a reason to buy it. So, between the time they got married in Vegas and came back to Phoenix to catch their plane returning to Brazil, I made them a wedding card. It's taken me a bit to get to posting this card for the newlyweds, but the memories of them here will never fade.

Vivi's favorite color is purple which explains the color theme. I added Star Dust Stickles on the flowers and the dress. The colors in the picture below are a little off and I've figured out that if there's too much sunlight, the photos turn a blue-ish color, so I apologize, but the colors in the above picture are accurate!

I pulled out three pretty laces and added pearls on this card. The flowers are a combination of flowers from Stamping and Scrapping and Wild Orchid.  I made the two stick pins in the purple, white and silver colors and added a little silver "love" charm to the bow along with a white flat pearl button! Who would have thought a button could be so pretty.

Congratulations Rick and Vivi and thank you for the opportunity to spend time with you on your very special vacation!

                                                                     Hugs to you both,
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  1. What a lovely lovely card...Love the wedding image and that lace bow is simply Gorgeous...

    Thank you for entering the Hobbycutz Challenge this week....Hope to see you again soon!

    Hugs Kobie

  2. Oh Gail, your cards as usual so gorgeous in details. Love this one a lot: colours, image and lovely embellishments. Everything just perfect.

  3. /what an absolutely beautiful card just the perfect design I know thy will treasure this card forever Love and Happy Crafting Carole x

  4. Your wedding card is beautiful Gail, I love the cute image. The lace and roses compliment the image.

  5. This is a beautiful card. I absolutely love this stamp too! Thanks for playing with us at Hobbycutz challenge!

  6. Absolutely stunning and so much beautiful detail - especially love your handmade pins - so pretty :-) I'm sure your friends will really treasure this gorgeous card especially as you whipped it up so quickly. This is such a cute image and your colouring is lovely :-)
    Hugs, Kat x

  7. So very lovely, Gail. It's a sweet image, beautifully coloured, and as always your attention to detail is amazing.

  8. Hi Gail I bet your friends were thrilled with such a beautiful card, your colouring is just fabulous as is the design and that bow is gorgeous. hugs Shirleyxx

  9. Love your pearl button! Thank you for joining us at Dream Valley!
    Claire xx
    DVC DT

  10. Gail, this is so, so pretty - what a very special card and souvenir of their day. I take it the Vivi you refer to is as in 'Handmade by Vivi'?? She hasn't mentioned it on her blog! Thought I'd better check first, as I don't want to congratulate her if I've got the wrong Vivi LOL

  11. A gorgeous wedding card Gail, one of my favourite colours! Susan x

  12. This is a stunner Gail & I know your friends loved it. Your coloring is perfection & this is a PRECIOUS wedding card. Love the colors you chose & all the little extras.
    GORGEOUS !!!

  13. oh my Dearest Friend.. I love every bit of this card... the color, the cardstock, the laces, the pins, the flowers, the charms, the sparkle on it...and the image colored to perfection. your card is absolutely fabulous.

    Thank you my Friend for spending time with us during our vacation and receiving us to you lovely home!! we will treasure our time together forever!!

    Rick and I love you both!!


  14. Really sweet looking card, and I am not even a purple gal. LoL It's a really sweet card with tons of lovely details. They'll treasure you card forever. Wonderful creation.
    Have a great weekend!
    Love n hugs

  15. Hi Gail! I just got an email letting me know that you had left a lovely comment on my blog - thanks so much! I love your Wee wedding couple - but then Sylvia's images are all so beautiful and you have done a wonderful card with so many pretty embellishments. I hope the Happy Couple had a wonderful day. I'm not crafting at the moment as my stash is in boxes while the main living area is undergoing a major redecorating spree - and it's taking far longer than expected. When I'm not wielding a paint brush I'm browsing Pinterest so I'm glad you found me there!
    love and hugs,
    Annie x

  16. What a gorgeous card, I'm sure your friends were thrilled, Congratulations to the happy couple
    Hugs Julie P

  17. Well you'd never know this was a rushed job! A brilliant card. Super image and colouring and a brilliant card design. So love your card and I'm sure the happy couple did too, Jx

  18. Gorgeous card, the image is so cute and you're colouring is fab. Great layout and beautiful embellishments, I bet they were thrilled with this card. Thanks for joining us at Stampin For The Weekend and Good Luck! xx

  19. Your card is so beautiful Gail. I love the colours you chose. And the embellishments are wonderful too.
    I bet your friends loved it!
    Thanks for playing along with us at Bunny Zoe's Crafts :)

  20. Absolutely, positively PERFECT in every aspect. Such an elegant creation and I'm sure Vivi will treasure it always - it has her favorite color of purple in it !! This is a "wowser" card.

  21. This is beautiful!
    Wonderful card and motif!! <3

    hugs Lena

  22. It's absolutely gorgeous Gail & I bet it was loved very much by your friends xx

  23. What a stunning card

  24. This is simply beautiful. I love all the embellies and that lovely lavender color.

    Mary Anne, Great Impressions DT