I used this beautiful rubber stamp by Lili of the Valley that I've had for a couple of years and have never inked up! Well, I haven't been to any weddings in a long time, either, and haven't needed a wedding card!
The background is paper by Coordinations and I ran it through this pretty Darice embossing folder and sanded the paper. Sanding it didn't give me enough color difference so I took some Colorbox silver ink on my finger and went over the embossed areas. It's much more silver-y in person rather than gray, but we all know photos aren't as nice as the real thing. I layered it with silver mirror paper and also some solid black. The lace was self-adhesive and I attached it to the mirror paper on the side. The sentiment is by Lili of the Valley and I used my Stampin' Up punch on it and layered it on black and added the 3 little pearls. Pearls, glitter, rhinestones, ribbon, flowers, lace...this card represents everything I love! If I had to pick one embellishment I can't live without...I think it would be flowers. I love pretty paper flowers on my cards!
Here's a close-up of this lovely image. I love pastels for spring and summer and to represent a June wedding, I used shades of pink and lavender and colored my image with Copics. I used a combination of pink, clear and lavender jewels for extra sparkle...there can never be enough sparkle on a wedding card! I used Bridal white glitter from Sprinkle n Sparkle on her wedding dress and Cool Glitter Ritz on her veil and her cuffs (and collar) were done with white paint and then I sprinkled Darice clear glitter on them. I used my nesting set of circles by QuikCutz on the black, silver and image. Let me add here: I had glitter everywhere and it was 2 days later when my husband smiled at me and I said, "WHAT?" and he said: you have one speck of glitter on your right cheek under your eye. OMG...how long was it there for?
I love these pretty roses and those purple, pink and white 'berries'. I don't know what you'd call them...I got all of these from Wild Orchid Crafts a couple of years ago.
Here's THE bow. Yep, this is a double bow...I made two bows, open the knot on the bottom one, slid the top on inside the loop then tightened the loop. I love this bow and I used my handy little Craft-Dee BowZ tool to make it. The bottom ribbon is white with silver sparkly wisps and the top ribbon is silver. I used a brad with the legs cut off and glued it in the middle of the bow. Thank you, Donna, for the pretty laces, ribbon an embossing folder!
So, since this is a blog hop, you will want to leave comments at each of the stops. We've got a small team here at Craft-Dee BowZ so doing our hop is pretty easy. Here are the links to follow:
Craft-Dee BowZ (Start here)
It's always fun to participate in a blog hop with a prize, and the prize here is a 25' spool of ribbon. You need to leave a comment on each of the stops above, though. On Monday, June 15, a name will be drawn, so please check back to the Craft-Dee BowZ blog to see if you've won!
I'll stop talking now and let you get to your next stop, or if you're starting here because you follow my blog, please go up to the top of the list and start your hop! Get ready, set, and GO!
I couldn't resist entering this pretty card in these challenges:
Scrap and Card, Aurora Wings, CCC Digi Creations, Blessings Inc/Amusing Challenges, Sweet Stamps, FanTastic Tuesday, Penny's Challenges, Craft Your Passion, Aud Sentiments (Bingo: Ribbon/Flowers/Markers), Scribbles Designs (B is for Bride, Bow, Brad, Bling), Addicted to Stamps, Retro Rubber, Paradise of Stamps, Artistic Inspirations, Crafty Creations, Copic Marker Europe, TimbroScrapMania, Wonderful Wednesday, Emerald Faeries, One Crazy Stamper, The Sisters of Craft, Digi Stamps 4 Joy, Sparkle n Sprinkle, Paper Creators Crafts, Crafts Galore Encore, Craftyhazelnuts Patterned Paper, Craft for the Craic, Let's Create Challenge, Paper Nest Dolls, My Besties UK, Not Just Cards, Time Out Challenge