Friday, April 26, 2013

Wedding Card

This week at Joan's Gardens we are challenged to take elements from the letters in TULIP and make a card. This is what I came up with in making a wedding card for the daughter of a friend:

  • T - trim, as in the corner embellishment
  • U - union, as in holy matrimony
  • L - lattice, lace border
  • I -  items from Joan's Gardens
  • P - pearls
  • S - sentiment, sparkly glitter

The daughter of a special friend is getting married this weekend, and I wanted to make her a card for the occasion.  The card is pretty much white on white, with a few silver features, and a teeny bit of black.

I started out by embossing vellum with a polka dot embossing folder; then glued a piece of die cut lattice onto the top of that.  The lattice has glitter glued onto it. The top and bottom of the "framework" has a lace border glued down. The sentiment was printed out on my computer and an oval frame was die cut around it; pearl embellishments were added to it, and then all of that was attached with dimensional stickies. Three rolled roses made from plain paper printed in black ink with non-sensical phrases were added, along with leaves and flourishes made from white cardstock and white vellum. A glittery bow was added at the bottom left and a silver butterfly at the top right, and a silver corner embellishment was added on the bottom right to balance out the strong embellishments on the left.

Here are the tools I used to make the card; you can get all the Spellbinders, Cuttlebug, Memory Box and Cherry Lynn items from Joan, and most of the other items, as well:

  • Spellbinders: Fancy Lattice, Floral Ovals, Foliage, Jewel Flowers and Flourishes, Bitty Blossoms, Moroccan Accents
  • Cuttlebug: Polka Dot embossing folder
  • Memory Box: Pippi Butterfly
  • Cheery Lynn: Fanciful Flourish, Dancing Doily Lace Border
  • Glitter, glittery bow, pearl embellishments, white cardstock, white vellum, dimensional stickies
And here is the card:

The card is actually whiter than indicated in the pictures, and the bow is definitely a bright white color with iridescent sparkles on it.

To show the strong dimensionality of the card, here is a view taken from another angle:

This will be a happy day for the bride and groom, and our prayers and good blessings go to them.

I will also be entering this card in Word Art Wednesdays.

Thank you for coming by and visiting my blog.  As always, God's highest and best for you today and every day.


Ginny B.


  1. Ginny,
    This card is breathtakingly lovely. I especially like the paper the flowers are made from as well as all the glitter, sentiment, butterfly, die cuts and layers.
    Thank you for posting with us at Word Art Wednesday; we really love seeing your wonderful work and we appreciate you taking time to join us.
    Carole Robb Bisson
    Word Art Wednesday

  2. Wow, this is amazing, Ginny. You have really made something special here, and I'm sure it will be a real blessing and treasure. Thanks for sharing it in our challenge, and may God bless your week with His goodness and love.
    Thanks for sharing,
    Word Art Wednesday

  3. WOW! Absolutely gorgeous Ginny! I just got home from vacation and can't wait to join in on this week's challenge at Joans! Your card is a true inspiration! Well done!

  4. Your card is so gorgeous and elegant! Love the rolled roses! I know it will be treasured by the happy couple!

  5. This card is so lovely. I've a wedding card to make in the next two weeks and I just might be scraplifting the concept. Your friend's daughter will be very pleased indeed as one can tell your attention and care you've poured into the making of this card. Great job!

  6. Gorgeous card Ginny. I love all the detail. I know your friend will cherish it.
    Thanks so much for joining us at Joan's Gardens for our weekly challenge.

  7. This is so gorgeous. You did a great job with our challenge. Thanks for joining us this week at Joan's Gardens.


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