Tuesday, August 16, 2016

A nautical wedding

Last year, my sister-in-law married the love of her life in a ceremony set by the bay. It was so perfect, so fun, and so good to see the two of them get hitched!


I wanted to make their wedding card very personal and meaningful. I used the band that had held their wedding invitation pieces together, emblazoned with their names, as the focal point for the card.  I layered a pierced die-cut tag beneath it, and embellished it with a tiny bit of cotton twine tied in a knot:  not only does this have a nautical feel, but signifies their "tying the knot."


The patterned paper I chose is from the Netherlands, courtesy of my friend Stella. (thank you, Stella!) It has the perfect seaside feel, and already looks embellished. I just added a few sequins from Pretty Pink Posh.


I so love to make a card super-personal for the recipients(s)!

7 comments:

S. Thomas said...

What a gorgeous card and what a wonderful memory. This is what I like most about cardmaking, this 'one of a kind' element to it, that personalized, sublimely special feeling you just can not buy. I know, Colleen, that your sister-in-law adored it.

Judy1223 said...

Colleen, this is so gorgeous! I love how you incorporated the personalized band from their wedding invitation...this will be a card they keep as a keepsake, I'll bet! Just gorgeous!

Marie-Louise said...

Absolutely gorgeous Colleen. Do you mind if I ask which font you used? This is really superb.

Colleen Dietrich said...

Hi Marie-Louise, thanks for asking about this! I do not know what font this is, though it's quite gorgeous. The belly band around the wedding invitation came just as you see it here, with the names and the anchor. I just cut it apart to use on this card.

Lisa said...

Beautifully done Colleen!! I'm sure they will treasure this and the love that went into it!!

Patsy Hattori said...

That is a wonderful idea turned into a unique and beautiful card. I do something similar for graduates. I will take the school seal off of a graduation announcement and incorporate it into a graduation card. I like the wedding idea, too.

Leslie Miller said...

Wow, Colleen! I absolutely LOVE this! Love it, love it, I tell you! So cool and summery I can feel the ocean breezes!

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