Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Beach-inspired post card for a wedding

Hello!  Yes, two days in a row, I've got wedding cards to share.  :-)  There sure are a lot of couples hitched to be married out there!  Hoping my handmade cards help make the big day a special one.


This card reminds me of a (somewhat) vintage post card.  My favorite thing is the focal point:  a jumble of shells, surrounded by a cork frame.

This negative die cut - a piece of cork, cut with a Deckled Rectangle die from Spellbinders - was lying about.  I was not sure what to do with it, but then it struck me that it would make a good frame for these bits of sea life.  A sprinkling of crystal clear glitter and a few pearls make it feel even more beachy.


The papers are from a lovely collection by Prima called Seashore.


Wishing you sunshine, this and every day!



Stamps: sentiments - Fresh Cut Wreaths - Wplus9; Seashells with Round Frame, Seashells with Rectangle Frame - Blockheads Paper Arts Paper: Naturals White - SU; adhesive-backed cork; patterns - Seashore - Prima Ink: Close to Cocoa, Early Espresso - SU; Memento Tuxedo Black - Tsukineko; assorted Distress Inks - Ranger Accessories & Tools: pearls; clear glitter - Martha Stewart; Large Deckled Rectangles die - Spellbinders

12 comments:

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is gorgeous! I loveeeeeeeee the nautical theme and the cork frame!!!!!

Benzi said...

Totally awesome! I love the beach theme and you had such a great idea to use the cork frame.

Stella said...

You never cease to amaze me. My favorite color palette and that shade of blue is gorgeous. And you can never go wrong with a nautical/beach theme
Another gem made by you :)
XXX

Wida said...

well this has a masculine feel too no? Its really good, there is great depth in the stamps.

Maria said...

Ohhh, my! Gorgeous beach themed wedding card, Colleen! Love the cork frame and all the detail!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Lovely card - great cork frame too

Lisa said...

Sigh....I love your beachy themed cards Colleen, this is so pretty!

Leslie Miller said...

You know, I didn't even realize beach themed wedding cards were so popular until you started making them. I don't even have much in the way of beachy type stamps. Maybe it's because I live near the beach and our beaches, though beautiful, are rarely warm and windless enough for a wedding. I have sure enjoyed your beautiful cards! There's something about these muted seaside colors that appeal to me greatly. This one with the glitter is soooooo pretty!

Bonnie said...

The sea life looks like you just picked them off the beach! The texture of the cork makes a perfect frame!

Marisa said...

Love the cork frame and the pearls. Great card.

lisa808 said...

Love it! The cork frame reminds me of sand. Beautiful sea shells.

Pazzta Tali said...

My friend who also was maid of honor stumbled upon this place, a hidden gem, and we popped over right away to see if it had possibilities. On first look and we knew it was perfect. The view at banquet halls in Miami is to die for, and provided a breathtaking backdrop to the ceremony and then dinner.

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