Wednesday, June 16, 2010

BEST WISHES FOR CARA


A very good friend of my daughter's is getting married! Over the weekend her mom gave her a surprise bridal shower and both my daughters and I were invited. Unfortunately, due to being sick, I was not able to attend.
I did of course make her a card to go with the gift I sent, at least ;-) I sure hope she liked it!

I could have made one that was more traditional, or that had a bridal image, but I just thought that something a little different would be fun. (I actually did make another card for her that was quite bridal "showery", and let my daughter's give her that one.)

Since I wasn't feeling well, I chose an image that didn't take too long to watercolor. I love water coloring, but it seems to take me forever, lol! Once I had it figured out in my mind what I wanted to do, this was an easy and fairly quick card to make.

There's something about silver embossing on wedding and bridal cards, don't you think? Just by embossing the words in silver I think it gave it just enough "bridal" feel.

Wishing Cara and Josh a long and very happy marriage!

Items used to make this card:
Stamps: SU! Flowers of Gratitude stamp set; sentiment from SU! Fourteen Phrases
Paper: Water color paper; Basic Grey "Perhaps" designer paper; SU! River Rock c/s; PTI White
Ink: Versamark; SU! Pretty In Pink for sponging
Accessories/ Tools: Silver Stickles; green rhinestones from Michael's $1 bin; SU! silver embossing powder; Spellbinders Fleur de lis die; EK Success small scalloped oval punch; distressing tool; sponge; SU! Watercolor Wonder crayons and some SU! markers to fill in a little.


9 comments:

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Sarah, this is gorgeous and I do like that it is a bit non-traditional...I am sure she loved it just because of that!! Love the Fleur de Lis pendant under this awesome image you've colored so perfectly! Thanks for sharing this beauty!! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

Laura said...

This is so pretty. You have such nice attention to detail.

Rose said...

Stunning card! Love everything about it!

Pam Wilson said...

This is lovely. The details are spot on and I'm sure that the bride to be loved receiving it.

Jaspere said...

This turned out great. Love the shape to it and of course the glitter and glam.

~amy~ said...

such a beautiful card...your watercoloring is perfect! Love the smidge of glitter too:)

Goldy said...

Very beautiful card...Love the border punch. Awesome!

Jennipher Lowery said...

So beautiful and elegant. Love the shabby chic style you got going here. Fabulous job.

kathleenh said...

This is gorgeous! I love the die cut behind the focal point and your watercoloring is beautiful. I'm sure this was a very memorable card for the occasion.