Monday, February 27, 2012

Wedded Bliss

Welcome to the Studio! I'm today's designer on the Card A Day Blog. I've got another wedding card idea for you today. My inspiration for this card was actually two-fold. First the color. I have to admit that it's not your traditional wedding colors, but they are soft and remind me of springtime. Here is the magazine cover that started the whole color scheme...

For some reason, the pinks and aquas just jumped out at me. My second bit of inspiration came from a sketch. I have to admit that I don't remember where I got the sketch. I probably happened upon it during one of my blog-reading marathons. I start out looking at one blog and before you know it, I've clicked on 25 different links and I'm not even on a scrapbooking blog anymore. Here is the sketch I used...
Mix the two together and this is what you get...

To make this card, I used a 5x7 card blank. I cut a piece of DCWV silver cardstock for a mat for my two colors. I just kind of eyeballed it, the same with the Stampin Up patterned paper. I used Sassy Shimmer Spritz (my own mixture) in Marshmallow on the doily to give a bit of shimmery softness. (Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist works great too!) I used white seam binding for my ribbon and bow. I know you're thinking, "how in heck did you tie a triple bow?" With a peg bow maker, of course. I had my dad make a few while he was visiting (and bored) over the Christmas holidays. I got the idea/plans from Becca Feeken's blog, Amazing Paper Grace. She's selling them now if you don't want to make your own. They are a bow-tying life saver and she has many tutorials as well on how to use it and make all sorts of different bows. My felt flower is from May Arts. I picked them up on the way to the Camp Sumatanga Scrapbooking Retreat a few weeks ago. We stopped to shop at the Scrapbook Princess in Moody, AL. If you live in central Alabama, stop by and say hi. She has some great products!
For the sentiment, I used the SU Teeny, Tiny Wishes set (For the Newlyweds) and the SU punches Modern Label and Decorative Label. I added some mini pearls to the sentiment punch. I've been having fun experimenting with stickpins and hatpins. I made this one just for this card. I always like to add a little extra sparkle!
I hope you enjoyed your visit. Until next time, Scrap Sassy!

1 comment:

  1. Very nice and an excellent job on the sketch. (I have that copy of the magazine too). Love the felt flower! TFS