Thursday, August 5, 2010

Wedding Season Means Lots of Cards!

May, June and July were very popular for weddings this year! I had 3 weddings to attend 3 weekends in a row, so needless to say was busy making cards for them. For all of the cards, I used spellbinders nestabilities for cutting out the fancy ovals around the text . I just love the nestabilities, as they give such a clean cut, and add so much to the designs. The printing was all done on my computer.

I also had a couple of special order cards one was for May, and the other was for July. They were being given by a grandmother to her 2 grand daughters, so it was requested that they both be close to the same. This is the design that she wanted, ivory Calla Lilies. They both even had similar verses.  I was told they both loved them and are having them framed.  They were all teary eyed when they told me, which was a good feeling, to see them so happy with them.

My Nephew was married June 19th.  In May I went to his fiancée’s shower, so this is the card I made for it. It is a money /gift certificate holder card. The leaves and scrolls are done in 1/16" narrow strips.  The roses are made with 1/8" wide strips

Their wedding was a medieval theme, so I used the same font as what was on their invitations for their wedding card. She had told me for flowers she was having dried flowers wheat, and peacock feathers. So, this is what I came up with. The wispy tendrils are from peacock feathers (My parents have peacocks on their farm). The picture does not show it well, so I hope to get another picture of it in the near future. The background is the scroll texture plate, from the Sizzix Texture plates #19. I also used touch of gold paper for the bells, and small flowers, and Merlot metallic papers for the fringed flowers. This was not my usual style, but they were thrilled with it. I didn’t like it as I made it, but by the time I finished, I quite liked the result.

The next weekend we had Bill’s sisters wedding. Her theme was colorful summer flowers and butterflies, so I did blue fringed daisies, some small punched flowers, and a metallic looped teardrop butterfly using saphire metallic strips, that I edged with  twinkling H2O's water colors, and  I also used the bright white holographic edged strips from Jane Jenkin's papers. I love those papers!  This is the result. Again, I used a texture plate from set #19.


The 3rd wedding was friends of ours. The silver hearts were on their invitation, so I added them to the top corner. I used pearl papers for all of the quilling. The embossing was done with the Victoria Folder, which as you may have guessed, is one of my favorites.  I especially like how this one turned out. 


Custom Wedding Cards said...

This is just too adorable!!! Your coloring is fantastic! Your card is just jam packed with sweetness and charm.

Helen said...

Oh, wow, these cards are so pretty!

Ann Martin said...

Lovely!The butterfly is so pretty with the shiny-edged papers. And how nice to use bits of peacock feathers.

Regina said...

Doreen!! Your work is always wonderful to see!!! I love all them!!
Have a wonderful weekend.

Bronwyn said...

They are all so beautiful, it is hard to pick a favourite

Doreen said...

Thanks Everyone! I never get bored as long as I can change them up a bit, and this time I definately could do them different.