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!
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