Saturday, July 20, 2019

Izzy's Wedding Card

Hi everyone.  Sharing a wedding card I made for my son's very good friend, Izzy.  She and Kin were married yesterday and I wanted to make a special card for them.  This is larger than my usual A2 card - it's approx. 5 1/4 x 7 1/2.  I added a lovely typed poem to the inside.

The card is folded on the left ... most of my cards are top folding, so it was a little hard for me to adjust to the side fold and get a straight photo. :)  The card front is 1/2" shorter than the back.  I added gold washi table to the inside back ... it's makes a pretty edge.  I also layered three strips of the same washi tape, overlapping slightly to die-cut the "Love" die, then added Crystal Glaze overtop for some extra shine.

The bouquet of flowers is a new stamp set with it's first inking.  I stamped in Versamark and heat embossed in liquid platinum.  I love how this works with the pink roses.  Flowers and leaves are watercoloured with distress inks and popped up for added dimension.  This is pretty close to the colours of Izzy's wedding bouquet - soft pink roses, bright greenery and gold accents.

Here's a close-up ...you can see more of the shimmer and shine from the washi tape and heat embossing.

I'm entering this card into The Flower Challenge #34, where they are looking for pretty pastels.
And also adding this to the CAS Watercolour gallery - this month we are looking for Bouquet of Flowers.






Stamps:  Roses Be Happy (Stampendous)
Paper:  Mixed Media (Strathmore 140 lb.); White card base (Neenah 110 lb.)
Ink:  Versamark: Distress Inks: Picked Raspberry, Twisted Citron, Mowed Lawn (Tim Holtz)
Accessories & Tools:  gold glitter washi tape, Love die (Simon Says Stamp), Liquid Platinum embossing powder (Ranger), heat tool, water brush, Crystal glaze (Nuvo)

Challenges:
The Flower Challenge #34 - Pretty Pastels
CAS Watercolour July Challenge - Bouquet of Flowers

20 comments:

Anita in France said...

Lovely soft colouring, Loll ... and such gorgeous glitz and shine ... perfect for a wedding card! Hugs, Anita :)

Barb Ghig said...

Gorgeous wedding card, Loll! I love the effect of Liquid Platinum EP with your beautiful watercoloring and how you added depth and dimension to the flower petals and leaves! I also love all the sparkle you added with the washi on the border and sentiment! I'm sure Izzy and Kin are going to cherish this really stunning work of art! xx

Brenda in IN said...

Beautiful flowers and the shine is so lovely for a wedding card.

Bonnie said...

What a special, gorgeous wedding card, Loll! Love the addition of the strip of Washi tape and how you've cut the sentiment to match!

Julie B said...

Such a pretty wedding card Loll. :)

Marian said...

Wow so beautiful. I love all the extra details you did to create this card.
Nice choice of colours.

Daffodil Cards said...

Stunning.
Faith

nancy littrell said...

How special that you made a beautiful watercolored card to match Izzy's bouquet! The bride and groom are going to treasure your beauty, Loll. I love your heat embossed watercolored roses, silver glittery sentiment and border that peeks thru the inside of the card. TFS and your detailed description, my friend. Love and Hugs...Nancy

Maria said...

Oh, how gorgeous! Very pretty flowers! It makes for the perfect wedding card!

Nstiz said...

WOW Loll! I've always been a fan of your watercolor but this one is the best ever! You have such rich highlights and shadows and the shading couldn't be more perfect! Just WOW!

Christine Alexander said...

Beautiful card Loll, I'm sure Izzy and her hubby loved it. I can't wait to see some of Alex's photos :)

kiwimeskreations said...

What an exquisite card Loll - love the bouquet and the gold edging and word are just so elegant
Blessings
Maxine

Karen Dunbrook said...

just a fab card!
xx Karen

Brenda said...

This wedding card is stunning Loll! I love how you match the brides bouquet colors/flowers. Loving the touches of gold too. Just makes for an elegant wedding card. Hugs, Brenda

Papercraft Boutique said...

Wow, what a stunning wedding card, Loll! I LOVE it. Your roses are simply exquisite! The platinum gold heat-embossing goes so well with the pink and light green.
The gold glitter washi tape strip and die-cut sentiment add so much festivity and perfect for the occasion. You did a fantastic job of fussy-cutting!
Hideko xx

Linda said...

What a gorgeous wedding card. The touch of sparkle from the washi tape makes it really special xx

Viv said...

What a fabulous stamp Loll - and it looks A-MAZ-ING in the colours you've used. Wonderful. x

Mac Mable said...

Absolutely stunning....Great stamping, delicate and pretty colours of pinks and the pop of gold looks glorious x

Cara said...

This is such an elegant card, love it! Thanks for joining us this month at The Flower Challenge, hope to see you next month too. Cara DT x

BożenA said...

Your bouquet of roses is one of the most beautiful I have seen on the cards. Beautiful soft colors and great colors. I'm sure Izzy was delighted.
xx