Monday, June 22, 2015

Shabby Wedding Card

Hello, crafty friends!  

Today I have a wedding card to share with you.  My neighbor's daughter got married this weekend, and I wanted to make her and her groom a special card to go along with their gift. The newlyweds will move to Japan to start their new lives together. Bess moved into our neighborhood when she was just a toddler.  She's been great to our family, helping me as a baby sitter when the kids were young, watering my flowers when we were on vacation every summer, and helping me with my Halloween parties. She's pretty special!



Jenny at Frilly and Funkie is hosting "It's Summer" challenge and wants to know what we love about summer.  I love June weddings (so Romantic!) and the flowers and butterflies in my garden and in the gardens where I work.

For my background layer I used  designer paper, added wrinkled pieces of tissue paper randomly and covered this with thinned gesso and dried. I used a hand made brick stencil to lay down crackle texture paste randomly. When dry, I added another coat of thinned gesso and dried. Using the inner oval from the die cut Ornate Frame as a mask, I added Distress paint, Worn Lipstick, thinned and swiped through puddle and allowed to dribble in cracks and recesses.The flourish image is Tim Holtz French Market inked in Watering Can Archival.


My hand cut fishtail is stamped with a Paper Garden image also in Watering Can Archival. I colored it with Distress ink and markers using a water pen. I distressed and edged with Vintage Photo Distress ink.


I cut 3 frames using Tim's Ornate Frame. I inked  one frame with Watering Can Archival, one with Distress ink Worn Lipstick and  the top layer I  patted with texture paste and dried. I added crackle paint in Picket Fence, inked with Worn Lipstick Distress ink and Bubblegum Perfect Pearl mist. I edged with Vintage Photo Distress ink.

The lattice is a Cheery Lynn die, inked with Old Paper Distress ink. The flowers are hand made using Tim Holtz' Tattered Florals die, Worn Lipstick and Vintage Photo Distress ink. I  colored the stamens  with Worn Lipstick Distress paint then dipped them in the Perfect Pearls Bubblegum mist bottle. The foliage is a Tattered Lace die, colored with bundled Sage and Mowed Lawn.


The butterflies are a 7 Gypsies  image inked in Watering Can Distress ink, fussy cut,  and colored with Worn Lipstick Marker and spritzed with Perfect Pearl mist, Bubblegum. They really shimmer in real life!


My pearls are colored with Worn Lipstick Distress paint. The sentiment is Cloud 9  inked in Watering Can archival and fishtail cut by hand and distressed with Old Paper and Vintage Photo Distress inks flicking with water.

The seam binding bow is colored with Worn Lipstick Marker and Mowed Lawn distress ink.


 I would like to enter my card into the following inspiring challenges:

Frilly and Funkie "It's Summer"

Craft Stamper Take It Make It June Challenge 'Take a Technique' Texture

Mixed Media Card June Challenge # 12 "Collage" I've also included the optional element "frame".




A Vintage Journey "Celebrations" Probably not obvious where my Tim Holtz influence comes from on this mostly pink card, other than his numerous products used here.  In addition, his techniques of painting background , crackling frame, coloring Crinkle Ribbon, Distressing, and spritz and flicking ( all bits and pieces of his past tag challenges) all came into play on my card. Celebrating a wedding!

The Artistic Stamper June's Creative Challenge "Summer is on it's Way"

Country View Challenges "Shabby Chic"

Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge "Stamp + Mist"

I hope you will get around to each of these challenge blogs to see all the great inspiration from the Design Teams!  You will be so happy you did!

Thank you for stopping by and leaving all your lovely, inspiring comments!  I read and appreciate each and every one, and I try to respond, and visit your blog in return. Hugs and Blessings!

Sara Emily

42 comments:

  1. ooooh Sara!! This is so completely AB-FAB!! :) Such wonderful summery colours, so famine and soft - the pink on those crackles - yum! A show stopping wedding card hun!!
    Hugs
    Georgie xx

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    1. Thank you so much, Georgie! I REALLY appreciate your visit, because I know you are up to your elbows right now! What an honor to have you leave this wonderful comment! Hugs!

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  2. Stunning wedding card .... I love the pretty feminine colours! Thank you for joining in with the Craft Stamper challenge .... good luck! Linda xx

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    1. Awww, thank you, Linda! Lovely comment and really appreciated!

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  3. a really gorgeous card with such beautiful flowers and gorgeous soft layers x

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    1. Thank you for this wonderful comment, Trace! I so admire your work!

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  4. Wow, Sara, you've created a fantastic wedding card! Your sweet neighbour is going to treasure this, I am sure! A perfect soft feminine shabby card! It's an outstanding piece! So many fabulous techniques that I love! Bravo, my friend!
    Huge hugs :)
    Love,
    Branka xxx

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    1. Wow, Branka, you are making my head get so large! You always make me smile when you visit! I am working on your card, too! So much fun, it is! Hugs and love!

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  5. Just love the colors and layers on your beautiful card. I'm sure it will be appreciated as it came from the heart. So nice of you to tell us about this lovely young woman and how special she is to you. Thanks for joining our Celebrations challenge at A Vintage Journey.

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    1. Thank you so much, Sandy! This is a wonderful compliment! And Bess is a special young lady! Her folks did a fabulous job of raising a fine young woman!

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  6. Sara, your wedding card is exquisite! As they begin their new lives abroad, I am certain the special recipients will feel the love you put into it and it will warm their hearts. I love the stenciled brick and the gorgeous use of the French lattice die. The frame is spectacular and I love the pink you sprinkled throughout the design. So beautifully done, more than worthy of such a romantic and magical occasion. :o) Have a wonderful day!

    Hugs and blessings,
    Karen

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    1. Karen, what an honor and pleasure to have you visit again! This message means so much to me! I hope you have a great day as well! Hugs, and many, many Blessings, to you!

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  7. Well, isn't this a pretty little card! Here I thought I liked to layer. I love worn lipstick and here it shines. I am sure they both loved the card. Who wouldn't! Thanks for sharing with us at Frilly and Funkie. And thanks for your comment the other day. You crack me up ;)

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    1. Nicole, I'm so honored to have you visit, and leave this great comment! So happy you could have a little chuckle...I always do when I visit your blog!

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  8. This is a beautiful card, so full of texture and detail. It's a wonderful memento for your neighbour. I love your brickwork and the fabulous frame. The flowers and bow are so pretty xx

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    1. thank you so much, Andree! I'm happy you like it, and I hope to be visiting your blog real soon! I'm still playing catch up! Hugs!

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  9. How awesome sauce is your neighbors daughter for helpng with your amazeballs Halloween decor and parties! You truly know how to do October 31st! Now for this card-she is going to be super duper thrilled and delights to recieve this amazingly gorgeous card. That trellis-sigh, that brick background-sigh, that ornate frame-sigh. Gorgeous dearie! Hugz to you muffin! ~Niki

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    1. Awww, gee shucks, Punkin' You made my day! Hugs!

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  10. Oh Sarah, this is so, so pretty!! Shabby chic at it's very best, - just stunning!!!

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    1. Wow, Astrid! You made my day, too, with this amazing compliment! Thank you for visiting, and for your kind words!

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  11. What a Gorgeous card!! Sara, you really created a special piece for the couple to cherish-just stunning!! This must be bittersweet as you have watched Bess grow and now she is moving away,around the world! I am sure there will be fond memories for both of you! xo

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    1. thank you, Jackie! It's great to have such wonderful, helpful and truly good, good neighbors! We are blessed every way we turn here! Hugs to you!

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  12. A gorgeous wedding card, Sara Emily!! This will be kept in the bride's keepsake box forever, regardless of where her life will take her--She'll have this special memory always :) :) Just Lovely!! XOXO-Shari

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    1. Thank you, Shari! It's always a great day when you stop by! Hugs!

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  13. Holy Wowsers Sara!! It's like a little piece of my shabbiness broke off and floated into your closet, because this has all of my favourite things in the world on it!! Fishtail banners, gorgeous flowers, shabby layers, flourishes, butterflies, pearls, textures and so much yummy pink goodness!! LOVE LOVE LOVE!!! This is a keepsake that will be treasured forever by the bride and groom! You really rocked this one my friend, your wide range styles and skills always amaze me! hugs :)

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    1. Amen, sister! It sure did!!! Where do you think this stuff comes from??? Not from my head! You have been so inspiring, I think I'm actually beginning to LOVE pink! Thank you for another really sweet comment! You made my day, Pamellia! Hugs!

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  14. Beautiful! the pink frame and flowers look so pretty, thank you for sharing with MMCC!

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    1. Thank you, Deepti! I'm happy you like it!

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  15. Oooooh...such a lovely background! How did you bear to cover it up? The frame is perfection, and the gorgeous flowers and shabby bow are the icing on this shabbylicious wedding cake of a card! Your eye for detail never fails to delight me!

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    1. Oh, Kathy, you are so kind! Covering backgrounds is so unfair! I think they should be on display as a separate piece of art. I often make them just to look at! Hugs to you, my friend!

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  16. What a beautiful card and I love the elegance and sophistication of this project ~ really gorgeous and thank you so much for sharing and for playing along with us over on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog... :)

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    1. Thank you so much, Emma! It was a pleasure to be able to join in this time!

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  17. WOW Sara!!! This is so shabby and so very chic! Love it!!! Nicely done background and such a wonderful design ! And you thought you couldn't create in this style, well you just proved yourself wrong! Wonderful make my dear!!!

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    1. This is such generous praise coming from you, Samra! You are the Queen of Shabby Chic, you know! You are fabulous inspiration! Hugs to you!

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  18. What a stunning wedding card with all its layers and soft pretty colors! Thanks so much for playing this week at CCCB :-)

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    1. Thank you, Charlene; what a wonderful compliment!

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  19. Beautiful card Sara ! Love the background and lattice in the frame. Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Sue C x

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    1. Thank you kindly, Sue! I'm happy you like it!

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  20. Fantastic wedding card ! Thank you for joining the June challenge at The Artistic Stamper with it !

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    1. Thank you very much! I'm so happy to be able to join in again!

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  21. So, so pretty - what a lovely creation.
    Alison xx

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