Monday, February 24, 2014

The Bridal Collection - Part 2

Welcome to Part 2 of the Bridal Collection of cards delivered to A Beautiful Touch in January.  If you missed it, you can see Part 1 of my Bridal Collection here.

The owner of the shop gave me some ideas for themes for the cards.  One was BLING.  On this next card, I used a beautiful Prima gem atop the bow, and some shimmery patterned paper.


Can you see the iridescent shine on the damask paper below?


ETA:  I'm entering this card at Simon Says Stamp 'Wedding or Anniversary' challenge.

Stamps: Happily Ever After - PTI; Vintage Oval Frame - Verve Paper: black glitter - Colorbok; white - PTI; pattern - Garden Vignettes - My Mind's Eye Ink: Versafine Onyx Black - Tsukineko Fibers: black ribbon - Stamp Simply Ribbon store Accessories & Tools: rhinestone sparkler - Prima

Another popular theme for weddings is lace-and-burlap.  I tried to give the feel of it with this card:


I stamped Bella Toile background (SU) on a kraft base.  The large lace flower was assembled from a strip of gathered lace, wound 'round and 'round, and topped with a sheer flower (it included the large pearl)  from the bridal section of the craft store.


Loving this Happily Ever After set from Papertrey Ink.  So many mix and match sentiments.


ETA:  I'm linking this up to Sentimental Sundays 'Make Your Own Background' challenge.

Stamps: Bella Toile - SU; Happily Ever After - PTI Paper: kraft, white - PTI Ink: white, Frayed Burlap - Ranger; Versafine Onyx Black - Tsukineko Fibers: burlap; gathered lace; twine - Creative Impressions Accessories & Tools: Deco Fan punch - Martha Stewart; pearls - Queen & Co., Recollections; Fancy Tags Three die - Spellbinders; Classic Tags die - Memory Box; sheer flower topped with pearl - bridal section of craft store

Yet another theme that's popular with brides is using "something blue" from the old saying,
Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue, and a silver sixpence in her shoe.


I split up the sentiment from Papertrey Ink's Happily Ever After, and set each oval atop a black layer stamped with Bella Toile background from Stampin' Up!.



Stamps: Happily Ever After - PTI; 'wishing you...' - Truly Appreciated - Hero Arts; rose - Elegant Flowers - IBS Paper: Bashful Blue, Basic Black, Whisper White - SU Ink: white - Ranger; Versafine Onyx Black - Tsukineko; Bashful Blue - SU Accessories & Tools: large oval punch - SU; sheer flower w/pearl, white leaves - bridal section of craft store; pearls - Recollections; Corner Flourish die - Spellbinders; White Opal Liquid Pearls - Ranger

Tune in tomorrow for another post full of bridal inspiration!

23 comments:

Marisa said...

These are wonderful Colleen :)

E.T. said...

Colleen! You blew me away! These are breathtakingly gorgeous!
Yes I can see the iridescent glitter on the first one, I am sure it is SO much more beautiful IRL.
I have always loved kraft and white with a bit of bling, it's pure love!
The third card too takes my breath away, the stamp on black looks stunning! LOVE those tiny pearls on the border!

yyam said...

Oh my. These are so classy and elegant! :)

P/s: I either give my canvases away to friends or they are up on a wall in my home!

Sindhu said...

Colleen...these are SO beautiful.. The second card is my favorite. That flower is GORGEOUS! :)
By the way, have you seem the new challenge at Sentimental Sundays? *wink*

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wow wow wow!! These are soooooooooo gorgeous!!!!!

Lisa said...

This shop owner must be tickled pink to have your beautiful works of art on display!! These are all beautiful. Love the first one with the bling and scrumptious bow!!

~amy~ said...

WOW...absolutely gorgeous Colleen!

Bonnie said...

Such wonderful variety and each so classy!

Benzi said...

Very elegant cards, Colleen. You've used such wonderful embellishments and just perfect bg stamps. I love them all.

walchowDesign said...

Ooolala! Elegant cards, Colleen!

Jaya Raghuvanshi said...

Wow! What elegant and beautiful bridal cards Colleen! such delicate blooms and patterns! Can't choose my fav..I love them all :)

Vicki Dutcher said...

Elegance is definitely your forte!

Shani Thomas said...

Classy and elegant!

~Tammy~ said...

Stunning and elegant as can be! :-)

Leslie Miller said...

Each one is completely enchanting, Colleen! I do love the gorgeous paper on the first card. They all have something to shout about!

Emily Keaton said...

Gosh, these are GORGEOUS, Colleen! Each one is positively dripping with bridal sophistication. These will all be snapped up in a heartbeat. I do believe you are in your element!!

Jingle said...

These are so beautiful! I particularly love the first two! Gorgeous!!! Thanks so much for joining in the fun over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

Stella said...

This post took my breath away. I love your elegant and feminine style. My favorite is the lace and burlap card. That gem is already repinned on my inspiration board. Sigh...
XX

Jennifer said...

Wow, just lovely! I love that damask paper on the first one and oh that touch of blue on the last one!

Sue Lelli said...

Wonderful collection of cards! I am in AWE!

verybellemakes said...

Beautiful cards! Love the stamped backgrounds, just perfect. Thank you for joining the Sentimental Sundays Challenge, hope to see you again very soon.

Victoria DT

Shirley said...

They are all treasures for Bridal books and more. I won't be surprised to hear brides contact you for other needs too!

Angi MakingMayhem said...

What a lovely group of cards! Love the burlap & lace, kraft & white.. Thank you for sharing your creation with us for the Sentimental Sundays Challenge Blog! Hope to see you again soon!

Inky hugs,
Angi
SS DT
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