Wednesday, July 30, 2014

More wedding cards!!

What can I say, sometimes there's a lotta weddings and sometimes there is none. This time it was my little brother's wedding. He first got married in May in Lake Tahoe, Nevada, and then to honor my mother's wishes, a second 10 course Chinese banquet in Calgary.

Lake Tahoe was gorgeous and pictures just don't do it justice. The below image is of a "cheap" homemade centerpiece made by my brothers' friends, taken by JT Images. To be honest, I've seen a lot more expensive ones that were purchased, and weren't half as elegant or pretty.

Congratulations to my brother and my sister in law on their marriage, and I wish them many happy days to follow. Of course, you know this merited not one but two cards, as my in-laws wished to also send a gift. I couldn't ask for better inlaws. I can't remember the inspiration for either one, unfortunately, but if you recognize the layout - let me know!

Card #1: (from my in-laws, made by me)

I still had some Bliss Level 2 kicking around which I had used back in the day for my wedding scrapbook album (which is still in progress after 6 years of marriage!!) and thought it would be appropriate. I paired that with one of the Quick Card stamp sets - Japanese Blossom.

I had explicitly bought The Happy Couple set for my brother's wedding cards. Isn't the script gorgeous on the sentiment?

Card #2: (from hubby and I)

This time I wanted to play a bit with Love Doily, another set I had bought on a whim. I used red and silver embossing powder backed into white, black and red papers. The script background is another
retired Level 2 paper set that I couldn't remember what it was for. The orchid peeking out in the middle is from Quick Cards - Island Greetings.

And of course, like always I brought both the image and the color I used inside the card. The Congratulations sentiment is from Now and Forever.

* Solid colored cardstock

* Bliss Level 2 Paper Pack
* Now and Forever Set - retired
* The Happy Couple Set
* Love Doily
* Quick Cards - Island Greetings
* Barn Red Ink
* Outdoor Denim Ink
* Red Rhinestone Adhesive Sparkles
* Opaque Adhesive Pearls
* Red embossing powder - retired
* Silver embossing powder - retired

Congratulations again to my brother and his new wife!

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Rush Hour Wedding Card...

Nobody said I was smart when I backed a BBQ, a card workshop, a post-wedding celebration, and iftaar party back to back in two days. But I did realize very quickly that I didn't have a card for the happily married couple!

In an hour I came up with this inspired by a pin off my Pinterest - Case Study 157 by Jean Martin.

The set itself is a really old SOTM from CTMH but I love how the marks make it really easy to shade the flowers in. Copics used: R24, R29, R22, BG75,YG67, YG63. I paired this with Grey Adhesive Epoxy bubbles.

And on the inside I continued the color scheme and flower, the sentiment from yet another Campaign - You Are My Happy.

* Ivory cardstock
* Copic markers

* You Are My Happy - Sentiments *retired
* Happy Valentine's * retired
* The Happy Couple
* For Always Level 2 Paper Pack
* Barn Red Ink

* Cocoa Ink
* Grey and Black Adhesive Epoxy Bubbles

Hope you are enjoying summer!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Baby's One Year Party...

I was flipping through cards on PInterest when this particular technique of having text on cardstock resisting ink came across my eye. Then I just had to do it.

Today's Inspiration:

To get the funky pattern on the smaller unicorn, I first inked the stamp, then used one of CTMH's embossing folios and stamped right on it to get a fancy pattern. Just stumbled upon this unique technique that was inspired by the "kissing stamp" techniques.

* Cream Cardstock

* Stella Level 2 Paper Pack
* Unicorn Dreams
* Love Life
* Joyful Birthday
* Gypsy Ink
* Tulip Ink
* Amethyst Ink
* Cotton Candy Ink
* Blush Ink
* Smoothie Ink
* Clear Detail Embossing Powder

Hope you are enjoying summer! I have a few more cards that I have yet to post.