Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Wedding Hearts

Hello!  Creative Inspirations Paints has a new challenge this week:  weddings.  There's something exciting about making a wedding card, knowing that many brides (myself included) keep the cards they receive as treasured memories.


I used the Lace Border stamp from Sweet Stamps, which was a gift from SS to the Creative Inspirations Paints design team (we got to pick out designs we wanted) when I first joined.  I LOVE this stamp!  It creates a pretty pattern, reminding me of a bridal lace.

(This twill looks different shades of red in each photo!
I could not get them all to match in the photo editing program)

I used two heart punches -- Full Heart and Heart-to-Heart -- and a cereal box to create my shapes.  They were glittered with Regal Red Resplendence and Burgundy Resplendence (links in the details section below).  I added a little resin flower from Recollections, which was white to start.  I painted it with Gold Shimmer Paint.  Now it looks very 'black tie'.  :D



I don't know where I got this twill from.  It's in my scrap bag of red ribbons.  I do know the lace is from Hero Arts, though.  I had to add pearls....you know me!

If you'd like to enter your wedding card in the challenge, details can be found HERE.  You do not need to use CI Paints to enter.  :-)

On a personal note, I am entering this at Sweet Stamps -- the challenge is summer, and what could be more summery than a wedding? -- and at Lawnscaping's Challenge - Splash of Color (mine is burgundy/red).  


Thanks for joining me today!  I appreciate your time.  



Dimensions: 4.25" x 5.5"
Stamps: Love Story - Verve; Lace Border - Sweet Stamps
Paper: Very Vanilla - SU
Ink: Bravo Burgundy - SU; Memento Tuxedo Black - Tsukineko
Fibers: burgundy twill; ivory crochet lace - Hero Arts
Other: Gold shimmer paintRegal Red, Burgundy Resplendence glitters - Creative Inspirations Paints; Heart to Heart, Full Heart punches - SU; pearls - Queen & Co.; cereal box chipboard; resin flower - Michael's

26 comments:

Leslie Miller said...

That really is such a pretty lace stamp, and such a gorgeous wedding card! I love the glittered hearts and the rich colors. I need to start thinking about a wedding card for September. It's never too soon, right?

yyam said...

Wow! This is gorgeous! Love the glittered hearts. And your colours choices! :)

Ann Schach said...

Beautiful, Colleen! I love the lace border stamp!

Annette said...

This is gorgeous...i love the stamped bottom and those hearts are so pretty...love it

Martha H. said...

What a beautiful card! and that stamp set is perfect for this wedding card - very elegant.

Hugs,
Martha H.

Laurel said...

This is gorgeous. So elegant! Love the glittery hearts! Thank you for playing along with us at the Lawnscaping Challenge!

Rebecca Deeprose said...

Gorgeous, elegant card Colleen! Love the lacy layers and the color variations~ perfect!

Marisa said...

Love the lace border you stamped and lovely touch with the sparkly hearts :)

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

A glorious card Colleen - absolutely LOVE the deep shades of red against the white background - so dramatic, and classy too.
Sylvia x

Chunyuan said...

beautiful card. My google reader is weird - I have not got any of your post for awhile, then I got six posts at same time today. Enjoyed reading your posts.

Bonnie said...

That lace stamp is awesome, Colleen! Love those glittery hearts too.

JenMarie said...

This is STUNNING, I love the sparkle!
...today is my hubby and I's 14th Anniversary so loving seeing a wedding card!
Thanks for your comment on my blog and for choosing me as your Ippity Chick! :)

Emily Keaton said...

So beautiful and elegant, Colleen! Your painted elements really shine. :)

Basement Stamper said...

Great card, love the glittery hearts!

Jennifer said...

Beautiful! I love the lace stamp and glittery, shimmery hearts...very elegant.

Benzi said...

Gorgeous stamp you used and beautiful hearts. It's all about 'love'.

Hey, my dust is just about all gone. YES,YES! Doesn't that make me happy?!

Linda R said...

What a gorgeous card. I just love the sparkly hearts and that paper is so yummy....

Hugs~

Jinny Newlin said...

Oh, I just adore that lace border stamp! A must have! And your cranberry hearts are delish!

Stella said...

i want that stamp:)...I can see why you love it and yes it made me think of bridal lace too. And your glittered hearts ar egorgeous. You are so creative and productive; I'm impressed that you always know to squeeze in some time for anther handmade beauty:)
XXX

melania deasy said...

Very beautiful card....It's amazing!! Thank you for playing with us at Lawnscaping :)

~ Kendra ~ said...

Colleen, your wedding card is absolutely gorgeous! I love what you did with the SS lace border stamp, amazing!! Thanks for sharing it with us at Sweet Stamps!

S`andra V. said...

Love the Lace Stamp and the color is great. The sparkle from the hearts are a gem.
Thanks for Sharing!!
Happily Scrapbooking & Crafting My Memories~Sandra V.
http://OhMyScraps2U.com

dmbennett said...

Beautiful Card. Love your use of the SS Lace border stamp. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stamps this week. Good Luck.

Dawn B - SSDT

Shelly Schmidt said...

Beautiful card- I love the colors and love the elegance the lace border adds. Thanks so much for joining us at the Sweet Stamps challenge!

jonim52 said...

The lace border is lovely. thanks for joining in at Sweet Stamps.

Sandy Fredrick said...

What a nice wedding card, I love how you used our Lace Border stamp. Thank you for joining us in our blog challenge at SweetStamps.com.

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