Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Navy Wedding Wishes

Hi!  Well, here I am with another pre-planned post to share.  :-)  I have been crawling up to the attic to craft, but mostly it's been for my August release projects for IBS.  Glad I made enough stuff before surgery to keep the ol' blog busy until I can get back into the swing of things!  

A friend recently requested that I make a wedding card for someone special.  I begin my design process by asking questions about the bride, to find out what her general style is.  Sometimes I may take a cue from the color of the bridesmaids' dresses, too.

When I learned that the bride likes things that are not too over-the-top, glitzy and busy, but rather prefers simple, sweet styles, I thought of my go-to Grace background stamp from Market Street Stamps.  The bridal party will be wearing navy blue, so here is the result:


Grace was stamped in navy, and each little medallion was topped with a pearl.  Just had to go shopping since I didn't have the right kind of navy ribbon.  I found this satin ribbon from Offray and was smitten.


Sure hope the bride loves the card as much as I enjoyed making it for her!

I believe I can fit this card into these challenges:  City Crafter - "Summertime" (weddings definitely remind me of summer) and Word Art Wednesday - "Anything Goes" (sure do appreciate their easy peasy challenges week after week). ETA:  Moxie Fab World's Tuesday Trigger - I'm Craving Navy


Thanks for dropping by today.  :-)



Stamps: Grace background - Market Street Stamps; Love Story - Verve Paper: Night of Navy - SU; white - PTI Ink: Night of Navy - SU; Versafine Onyx Black - Tsukineko Fibers: navy satin ribbon - Offray Accessories & Tools: pearls; Scallop Diamond border punch - EK Success

45 comments:

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

So elegant! LOVING the bow and the pearls!!!

Karen Letchworth said...

Hi Colleen: Your navy card is just gorgeous, and I'm so grateful to have you stop by and share this in our challenge. THanks for stopping by, and have a great week!
Blessings,
Karen
Word Art Wednesday

Lisa said...

Happy to hear you've moved up to crawling from the bottom bump on the stairs!! This is one gorgeous card girl!! Your background is a sweet design I think she'll really like. The navy blue paired with your signature pearls is perfect. Not over the top glam, but simply elegant. Take care ;)

Ann Schach said...

Stunning, Colleen! I love the pearls. They are the perfect touch!

Maria said...

Gorgeous and so elegant! Love the stamped background and pearls! Hoping that all is going well with your recovery! Take care, hugs!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

This is so beautiful, I'm sure she is going to love it. I love the clean and simple and the added pearls.

Carol L said...

Your elegant wedding card looks stunning with that delicious navy ribbon! The pearls are such a beautiful touch too! Just lovely!

Martha Herrera said...

Your card is absolutely breathtaking!

Sindhu said...

Awesome card colleen! So elegant, just like all your other cards! :) the bride is gonna love this one for sure!

Ros Crawford said...

Summertime always reminds me of weddings too ... Oh this is so elegant ... Beautifully stamped and I'm sure the recipient will be delighted ... Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!

Benzi said...

Elegant to the max! Love the navy and white. Your choice of ribbon is just perfect. It's a beautiful creation.

Jessi Fogan said...

Absolutely stunningly elegant, Colleen! The pearls just take that background right over the top gorgeous, and the ribbon....of course you needed it! So glad to hear you're getting to create - even if you can't show us yet, at least you are getting your hands in it. I bet it feels AWESOME :D

Michelle said...

Pure elegance!!! Beautiful stamping too, Colleen!

Marisa said...

Beautifully elegant! Love the crispness of the blue and white and the wonderful BG you created. Hope your foot is healing well ((hugs))

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

COL! This is GOOOOOOOOOOORGEOUS! This bride will LOVE LOVE LOVE this card-- the elegance of the damask stamp and the ribbon.... plus the pearls... PERFCT!! LOVE <3

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

That's supposed to say PERFECT! Forgot the E:)

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE the colors and the damask and that GORGEOUS bow, Colleen!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Oh WOW, big WOW, this is GORGEOUS and ELEGANT!!!!

nwilliams6 said...

Wow - another super elegant card Colleen. Love the colors, ribbon, pearls, and lovely paper. So pretty!!!! Hugz!

~Tammy~ said...

I love the gorgeous elegance of the Damask stamped in Navy! The silky shine of the ribbon treatment finishes this beauty nicely!

Leslie Miller said...

It's so rich and elegant with the gorgeous satin bow and pearls. The navy on white is very crisp. I believe it will be perfect for the bride!

Sophie said...

Wunderschön, Colleen, und sehr elegant.

Liebe Grüße von Sophie xx

Charlene said...

Such a graceful beautiful card!!!

Wendy AppleApricot said...

Gorgeous card Colleen! Beautiful pattern paper and I love that you added pearls to it. Thank you for joining us at CCCB :) Hugs, Wendy

My Paper Epiphany said...

So Beautiful and elegant! I love your bow!

Jacquie Southas said...

Stunning, classic & elegant - I'm sure the bride will love this!

maria f. said...

And Im mitten with your perfect wedding card...

fun stamping said...

Gorgeous card - the bow - the pearls - just perfect!

Larissa Heskett said...

WOW!! Such a BEAUTIFUL Card!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

Cath said...

Hey Colleen! Thanks for linking this up to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

Virginia L. said...

Gorgeous wedding card, Colleen! Congrats on the TT shout out!

Teresa Zuehls said...

Colleen, congrats on your TT win! What a gorgeous take on the Trigger! So elegant and I love the pearls and pretty bow.

Paula S. said...

So pretty! What gorgeous detail the pearls add to this. Congrats on your TT win!

Bethany said...

Gorgeous card! That's a great go-to stamp, and I love the pearls.

artful-notions said...

A perfect wedding card and perfection in CAS style take on 1the navy trigger. Congrats on a well deserved shout out

Jaclyn Miller said...

Beautiful card! Congrats on your Moxie Fab win Col!

Lin said...

What a beauty, Colleen! Love how elegant this turned out, just perfect for a wedding! Congrats on your shout out at for the Tuesday Trigger!!

Bonnie said...

I just followed the link from Moxie Fab as a Trigger Target! I can see why! This is gorgeous, Colleen!

Wanda Cullen said...

Congrats on being a fellow trigger winner! LOVE this clean and elegant wedding card! Our son just got married this summer and they had navy as their color as well; it was such a classy look (as is your card)!

Shea said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous card, Colleen, and congrats on being a Trigger Target over at Moxie Fab! It's well-deserved!

rush said...

yours is my favorite. love the damask background.

Stempelgedöns said...

Beautiful card. Very elegant.
Congrats on your win!

Leni said...

Very beautiful!

maria f. said...

Pardon me while I say "told you" ;)

Donna Bowman said...

Beautiful Colleen!! Moxiefabulous actually!!!

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