Sunday, August 3, 2014

BLUSHING BRIDE

First of all, I must apologize that this is a very photo-rich blog post. I hope you don't mind. You see, there are many facets of this card I would like to show you.

This is the very special wedding card I had been commissioned to create:


Once again, I went with the "two hearts become one" theme. I love this romantic way of pictorializing a brand new union.

NOTE: Since this was a fairly mechanical card that needed to mesh perfectly in order for it to be a success, I created a prototype from scrap cardstock just to make sure my idea would work. Gratefully, it did, and I went ahead with my plan.


Don't you love the two large Daydream Medallions (page 70 in the large catalog) I adhered together to form the intricate gate that frames the heart focal point? They were cut out with the Floral Frames Collection Framelits after they were stamped and embossed with White Embossing Powder. 


These medallions feature elegant emboss resist. The cool thing about the color choice is that the sponging is done with BLUSHING BRIDE ink. This is a wedding card. Blushing Bride? Get it?? It turned out to be the absolutely PERFECT choice of color to complement the Very Vanilla cardstock I used for the card.


Once the sponging was completed, I used one of the Circles Collection Framelits to cut out a round center. I love the embossed circular edge this created.


I wanted a stamp for the hearts that would complement the beautiful filigree look on the medallions, so I searched through my stamps for an all-over design that would work with my plan. I discovered this design that was in a rectangular format. I stamped it twice in VersaMark, embossed it with White Embossing Powder, then sponged the Blushing Bride ink over the entire images. I then used Framelits from Hearts A Flutter to cut out two identical hearts. PERFECT!


In this photo, you can see how the heart on the right hand gate comes over the stationary heart within the medallions and they mesh perfectly to become one single heart.


As the card comes to a complete close, it becomes a perfect union. Two hearts become one.


Inside the card, stamped in the Blushing Bride ink, is the sentiment "Happiness Always" in a very ornate script that echoes the swirls and embellishments on the outside of the card.


We see once again the left gate with the first heart centered in the layered medallions for an elegant look.


Adding my wishes to the bride and groom for a long and happy life together. Two hearts become one.


Blushing
Smiles.

10 comments:

  1. It's beautiful! I love the card and the way you made it work!

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  2. This turned out SUPER cute! Love it!

    Thanks for joining the Link Up this week!

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  3. Wonderful job on the card. I love the detail and all the pink. Stopping in from Tuesday with a Twist.

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  4. I am *swooning* over this incredibly gorgeous card! What a lovely shade of pink--a card any bride would be happy to get!

    Thanks for linking up to our Betwitchin Party! Be sure to come back every Sunday starting at 6am EST over at OurMiniFamily.com to link up your projects again!

    ~Cathy Mini~

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  5. Are you sure this is handmade? It is perfect. You are talented. You chose very beautiful colors. Well done with this fabulous carft

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  6. This card is beautiful. Thanks so much for sharing with Wednesday's Adorned From Above Link Party.
    Debi @ Adorned From Above

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  7. Oh my goodness, this card is so gorgeous. So lovely and elegant. This really turned out incredibly. Thank you for linking at the In and Out of the Kitchen Link Party. Hope to see you again next week.

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  8. This is so pretty!
    - Jennie
    Come join my linkup and share!
    http://thediaryofarealhousewife.blogspot.com

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  9. Stunning card! Thanks for sharing on Sunday FUNday!

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  10. This is such a beautiful card! You really have a talent for all the details that make it unique. Thanks for sharing with Creative Spark Link Party and I hope we see you again this week.
    Glenna @ My Paper Craze

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