Love Me Do Wedding Card

My nephew Brandon is getting married this weekend. He and his bride to be, Olivia, selected Navy Blue, Cream, and Taupe for their wedding colors. Whimsey Stamps has a cute image of a bride and groom.  I stamped the image with Memento Paris Dusk on Gina K. Designs Ivory cardstock and colored it with Copic markers.

Brandon & Olivia
Brandon & Olivia

I used the following Copic colors.

  • Suit and Flowers: B93, B95, B97, B99
  • Dress: W0, W1
  • Groom’s Hair: YR20, YR21, YR23, E35
  • Bride’s Hair: E50, E51, E53
  • Bouquet Leaves: G20, G82, G85
  • Skin: E000, E00, E11
  • Cheeks: R20

I created a plaid pattern on the vest for variation and to break up all the blue.  In the center of the flowers I squeezed a little platinum Stickles.  I sized the image using the second Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Stackable Rectangle and cut the taupe background with the largest Lawn Fawn Small Stitched Rectangle, but felt it was too large for the look I was going for, so I ran it through the Bigshot again, placing it so it was about 1/8″ smaller with an overall size of 4 3/4″ x 3 9/16″.  I added 3M 1/2 Foam Tape to the back of the image and the taupe background and adhered them to a Gina K. Design 120 lb. ivory card base.

The sentiment is from Winnie & Walter The Big, The Bold and You cutaways in Gina K. Designs 120 lb. Navy cardstock, layered three times with Zig 2 Way Glue Pen for depth and dimension and adhered it to the front of the card with Zig 2 Way Glue Pen and the card was done.

Wedding
Wedding

Graduation Card

My niece Shaniah will be graduating from high school on May 27, 2016.  I wanted to do a special card that was tailored just for her.  I love the little people from La-La Land Crafts and pulled out Graduation Marci.

Shaniah GraduationSince I planned to color it with Copic Markers I stamped it with Memento Tuxedo Black on Gina K. Designs 80 lbs. white card stock.  Her school colors are red, white, and blue and she will be wearing a navy blue gown, so I colored the image using the following Copic markers.

  • Cap and Gown: B95, B97, B99
  • Tassel: Y23, YR23, YR24
  • Dress, Shoes and Ribbon: R22, R35, R37 / Y23, YR23, YR24
  • Certificate: E00, E11
  • Hair: YR20, YR21, YR23, E57
  • Skin: E000, E00, E11
  • Blush: R20
  • Lips: R22

Once I was done coloring I fussy cut the image, eliminating the longer hair since Shaniah has shoulder length hair.  I used the Memento Tuxedo Black marker to go around the edges, giving them a more finished look.

For the front panel of the card I used a piece of 120 lbs Gina K. Design White Cardstock and embossed it with the WeR Memory Keepers Stripes Sunburst.  I love the look of stitched edges so I used the largest Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Stackable Rectangle and ran the embossed background through my Sizzix Bigshot and adhered it with Elmer’s Dot Runner Adhesive to a Gina K. Design navy card base.

I used 3M 1/2″ foam tape to give some dimension to the image and adhered it to the center of the starburst background, a little closer to the top to allow for a sentiment.  I took Michael’s red glitter cardstock and added some Be Creative tape to the back before cutting the “congrats” from the Winnie & Walter The Big, The Bold and You cutaways and adhered it to the bottom of the front panel.  I scattered multi-sized red rhinestones from my stash that I have had for years.  I cut the Simon Says Stamp Mini Hearts Outline die from leftover red glitter cardstock and adhered a few of those to the front panel as well and the card was done.

It’s a Launch

I fell in love with cardmaking a couple of years ago and since then I have been watching amazing videos from leaders in the industry.  They have taught me so much and my skills have grown by leaps and bounds.  

I have often thought about starting my own blog spot to share the joy of this creative outlet, but was intimidated by learning how to create and update a blog.  Sounds crazy from a professional administrative assistance, but things have changed a great deal since I was a website administrator, and this endeavor required starting from the ground up.  But I’ve finally taken the plunge.

I hope that in some small measure I can inspire others to learn something new, to share God given talents with others, to do something every day that makes your heart sing.

Happy Crafting