Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Happiness Always

I get the pleasure of going to three cousins' weddings this summer - and of course that means I get to make some wedding cards! It's not a category I need very often, so I'm looking forward to it. This weekend is the first of the three weddings, so here is my first card. I'm entering in a few challenges: Pals Paper Arts (sketch), Fusion Card Challenge (inspiration photo), Friday Mashup (monochromatic), and SUO Challenges (retiring stamp set: Happy Thoughts).


From the Fusion inspiration photo I took the flowers and dots, and the CAS look of the photo. I chose brown because it became clear to me, after looking at their registries, that the bride and groom love brown! This is Soft Suede with the naturals ivory card stock. I featured the Pleasant Poppies stamp and added some pearls and distressing. I layered the crochet trim and Soft Suede taffeta ribbon under the sentiment, which is so beautiful - I'm sad it's retiring because I didn't get to use it very often. All in all this card came together quite quickly - which is perfect since I didn't have a lot of time. But I hope my cousin and his future wife will love it!

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Deb Hoekstra said...

Your color combo on this card is beautiful...gives a soft, comfortable feel to the card. I like the addition of the pearls on the sentiment. Thanks for sharing with SUO Challenges.

Heidi Baks said...

Elegant and beautiful! I'm sure they will love it. Thanks for joining us on the Friday Mashup this week.

Julie Gearinger said...

I agree with Deb and Heidi- love the color combo and the sentiment looks great on the banner strip! I am sure that your cousin and his bride will be thrilled that you took the time to create something so personal for them! Thanks for joining us at SUO Challenges :-)

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Tara (Murphy) Bourgoin said...

Yum! What a lovely monochromatic card! That sentiment is gorgeous with the little pearl embellishments. Absolutely beautiful. Thanks for joining us at The Friday Mashup this week!

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Patti MacLeith said...

Your pearl accents on the sentiment are perfect! Thanks for playing with us at Pals Paper Arts, Laura!

Heather Cooper said...

Beautiful! I'm always drawn to the neutrals and a vintage look! This is a really pretty design.

Cindy said...

Such an elegant card - I'm sure they will love it! And the pearls are just the right touch, too. Thanks for joining us at SUO Challenges!

Linda Callahan said...

Love this - so elegant - beautifully done!

Connie Babbert said...

Pretty monochromatic card...very beautiful! Thanks for playing along with the SUO Challenge this time!

Sandie Conner said...

It's a great card, I am sure they will love it. Such a soft pretty card, just perfect for a wedding. Thanks for having fun with the PPA this week.

Nina Dee said...

Lovely card! Those poppies look great in a neutral color - so soft and delicate! Thanks for playing with us at Pals Paper Arts! :)