Tuesday, February 25, 2014

The Bridal Collection - Part 3

Welcome to Part 3 of the Bridal Collection I delivered to A Beautiful Touch in January.  If you'd like to see the rest of the collection, here is Part 1 and Part 2.

A beach theme is popular for weddings.  I had it in mind when I created this card --


These rich purple blossoms from Prima remind me of orchids, a very tropical flower.  I added a frosted gem to the center of each, because they look like sea glass.  The burlap has a beachy feel, and the swirls on the embossing folder resemble waves.


Stamps: Everyday Sayings - Hero Arts Paper: Fine Linen - PTI; Old Olive - SU Ink: Crumb Cake - SU; Versafine Onyx Black - Tsukineko Fibers: burlap Accessories & Tools: D'vine Swirls embossing folder - Cuttlebug; flowers - Prima; frosted gems - Heidi Grace; Branch punch - Martha Stewart; circle, Ribbon Banners dies - Spellbinders

More beachy feel on the next one.  I am very, very happy with the way this turned out!  So many 'natural' touches here:


The embossing reminds me of tossing waves, as do the swirly die cuts.  Pearls come from oysters, and I've got scallops here.


After stamping the Blockheads seashells with cocoa ink, and sponging them with subtle Distress ink colors, I applied a thin coat of shimmer paint.  (all supplies listed below)  I've still got a bit left of this fabulous abaca ribbon left from years ago (here's a current link if you'd like to buy a similar roll), and topped it with peach-and-gold ribbon from Webster's Pages.  The branch punches, done up in cocoa, remind me of sea fans.


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

Stamps: Happily Ever After - PTI; seashells - Blockheads Paper: kraft, Vintage Cream - PTI; Close to Cocoa - SU Ink: Close to Cocoa - SU; Antique Linen, Frayed Burlap, Tattered Rose, Scattered Straw, Walnut Stain - Ranger Fibers: abaca ribbon; peach and gold ribbon - Webster's Pages Accessories & Tools: Branch punch - Martha Stewart; Ivory shimmer paint - Creative Inspirations Paints; pearls - Queen & Co., Recollections; Elegant Lines embossing folder, Wide Oval punch - SU; Elegant Scrollwork die - Memory Box

The next card is similar to one found in the Bridal Collection - Part 2.


I love how Bella Toile / Stampin' Up! looks stamped in white on a black background.  Added some more goodies found in the bridal section of the craft store in a corner (leaves, flower topped with pearl), and added a swirly die cut.  There's a thin strip of black glitter cardstock along the long edge, too.


ETA:  I'm entering this at Sentimental Sundays challenge, 'Make Your Own Background.'

Stamps: Happily Ever After - PTI; Bella Toile - SU Paper: white - PTI; Basic Black - SU; black glitter - Colorbok Ink: Versafine Onyx Black - Tsukineko; white - Ranger Accessories & Tools: sheer white flower/pearl, white leaves - bridal section of craft store; Elegant Scrollwork die - Memory Box

I'm unveiling the last part of the Bridal Collection tomorrow.  Be sure to stop back!

25 comments:

Sindhu said...

OMG Colleen! These are beyond beautiful! I LOVE the flowers and gems on the first card, so striking! The embossing and oysters on the second one and the gorgeous flower on the last card... I'm swooning! Amazing cards my friend! Hugs...

Marisa said...

You are on a roll woman! Love the pop of bright color against the kraft and simply adore the mesh wiht the shells and that fun EF you used. Classic B & W is always a hit too :)

Reusing with Quilling said...

AWESOME Collection ! I loved the sea themed cards more..wonderful textures and colors !

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

These are gorgeous! LOVING the burlap and mesh pieces!!!!!

Benzi said...

Love some beach wedding cards. The shells and tropical flowers make we want to be on a wonderful beach...somewhere, anywhere. Of course, the other cards are so just elegant..can't help but love them.

~amy~ said...

gorgeous! I tell you, those purple blooms on the burlap looks AMAZING

Maria said...

Gorgeous wedding cards, Colleen! All so very unique and beautiful! Just love those beach themed cards, which are perfect for a beach wedding!

Jaya Raghuvanshi said...

I'm totally blown by the gorgeous wedding cards you have been posting Colleen! These are too gorgeous! love each one of them..the purple blooms with frosted gem centre..Stunning!!!

Lisa said...

Wow Colleen this is another trio of beauties!! The first is my favorite, love the depth and texture!

Stella said...

Oh my; Colleen this is out of this world beautiful. Some card making brand should offer you a job. I can only sigh and stare. You are so talented!
XX

Rachael Evans said...

All of your cards are very beautiful, the details are simply stunning. Thanks for sharing this with us at Sentimental Sundays! x

Rebecca Deeprose said...

The three are gorgeous, but the second one really owns my heart! I think it's stunning and sophisticated with an amazing bow to a beach wedding!!! ((hugs)) Rebecca

~Tammy~ said...

More beautiful and captivating designs! I bet you can guess what this solar powered girl likes the most. All three are TOTALLY stunning.

sachi said...

Sooo beautiful ,amazing textures , colours and designs.. a visual treat , love your work !

lisa808 said...

Love, love, love the beach-themed cards.

Jennifer said...

Love all 3 of these! That purple is gorgeous and the beachy card is so perfect to a warm, sunny wedding. The elegance of the 3rd is just lovely!

Sue Lelli said...

Wow! Each one is prettier than the next! LOVE them all!

Shani Thomas said...

These are gorgeous, truly gorgeous!!! And I love the beachy themes.

Emily Keaton said...

Wow, that shells card is just STUNNING, Colleen!! You are really going all out for your wedding card collection. I think these are just going to FLY off the display racks at the bridal shop!

chilli pip said...

ooh i love the beach one here as well . I am also swooning!

Leslie Miller said...

These are beautiful, Colleen! Oh, how I love the beachy cards! I thought #1 might be one of my favorites yet (love the shade of tan with the burlap, embossing, and flowers), then #2 came up and totally WOWED me with its embossing, shells, ribbons, and swirly die cut... Still loving the black and white, too. I see a peek at some stamping inside which looks like a lovely finish, too. All fabulous!

Shirley said...

Wow! Colleen, more elegance. Your sea shells just really take me away, the embossed BG, and the flowers!!!

Tracey said...

Such beautiful cards Colleen, I couldn't choose between them - I love them all :o)
Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays & Good Luck! xx

Rose said...

beautiful creations :) So glad you joined us on Sentimental Sundays this week. :)

Ros Crawford said...

Love love love your bridal collections ... wonderful and I hope you sell tons!

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