Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Beautiful Bridal Bouquet

Today's card was created for one of my soon to be "niece-in-laws" who is marrying one of my nephews this coming August...I was unable to attend her bridal shower over the weekend, but I made sure to send along her gift and a hand made card with my daughter who was attending. I will be entering this card for the "Girly" challenge @ Dare2BArtsy, the "Feminine" challenge @ Great Impressions and the "Flowers" challenge @ Retro Rubber.







The stamp set I used today is retired from Close To My Heart and is at least 5 years old, but I have lost track of what year I actually bought it in. I used a side-folding A2 white cardstock base and Whisper White cardstock from Close to My Heart for the watercolored pieces. I began by adhering the 3 small roses on one block and randomly stamping them in Versamark ink (to fill the panel) and create my own pattern paper -then heat embossed the images in white embossing powder. I made sure to use my Perfect Crafting Pouch first to eliminate any static and when I was done embossing, I brushed off any residual powder with the Perfect Cleaning Cloth


When it came time to do the watercoloring, I was wishing I had an artist's palette to work out of, but I made do using the lid instead. I like using a waterbrush because right now I don't have a large selection of  actual watercolor brushes and this way I could control the water output better. I used 3 shades of pink, green, blue and a purple to color the background images and the large bouquet. (The watercolors are nothing fancy -just a set I picked up at Michael's a few weeks ago)


To assemble my card, I first ran a piece of wide gold glitter washi tape down the card spine and then slightly overlapped the watercolored rose background panel. I die cut the word "love" from both pink glitter paper and fun foam so that I could layer it to get some dimension...the No Clog Writing Cap I have on my Best Glue Ever really comes in handy to do fine detail gluing like this! 


I fussy cut the bouquet and adhered it with thick foam dots to the watercolor panel after adding a swirl of fine gold metallic thread behind it. The pearls had an adhesive backing on them already, so I just spread them around the card front until I got the look I wanted...using both the small and medium sizes.


I heard through the grape-vine that the Bride-To-Be was very pleased with her card -she too is a paper crafter and I knew she would appreciate the effort that went into it's creation!


On the inside, I just left the sentiment speak for itself...keeping it clean and simple.


Until next time~


10 comments:

  1. Cute card, I love your watercoloring....I have those watercolors and love them. Thanks for joining Retro Rubber.

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  2. Wonderful bridal card! The watercolor flowers are just beautiful! Thanks for playing along with us at Great Impressions and good luck! Hugs, Robin

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  3. Beautiful Wedding card, the colors are so soft and the layout is lovely.
    Wonderful water coloring, this just goes to show you there is no need to spend a ton of money, you did a beautiful job with this little set.
    Thank you for sharing with us at RETRO RUBBER, hope you play along next time.
    Hugs,
    Maria Rodriguez.DT

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  4. Love how you created your own background designer paper! Lots of texture, soft colors and lovely embellishments in one lovely card. I know that the recipient appreciated your care and time. Thanks so much for sharing with Retro Rubber. Hope to see you often in our gallery.

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    1. thank you for your kind words and for stopping by to take a look!

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  5. Lovely card! Awesome job on the watercoloring. Thank you for joining our Feminine Challenge at Great Impressions this month.
    Ruza
    Ruza's Craft Corner

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