Sunday, May 22, 2011

CAS Kentucky Wedding.

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I saw this link on Paperlicious blog and remembered that I had seen the challenge whilst looking for inspiration for this card.  It didn't occur to me that I had actually used bling until I was blogging this so I am delighted to be able to "enter" this in CAS-ual Fridays challenge!
I took inspiration for this card from the invitation.  Basically I reversed the colors and used stamps from my collection to create a similar effect as the card but with a difference.
The colors for the wedding apparently are purple and blue.  I decided not to use the purple and just keep it simple.  Apparently the blue was chosen by the groom for UK basketball.  It really is a religion here.

I know a lot of people struggle with Wedding Cards but I think if you know the invitation is designed by the couple then it gives you more information than who and the venue - it gives you a style and reference point.  That said when I got married I had plain and simple black and white invitations.

This is what I came up with using the invitation as inspiration.  The damask stamps are from Clear Dollar Stamps and I think they mimic the original pretty well.
You can't really tell but after I colored the rings with Copics and then went over the top with some Tsukineko galaxy gold for a slight sparkle and of course the ladies ring need a "diamond" to sparkle too.  And I think that qualifies as "bling" on a CAS card!
What I really like though is the embossed border to just take it one step further than the original.

Ingredients
Card size - 8.5 x 5.5 inches
Cardstock - Neenah, Recollections
Stamps - Clear Dollar Stamps, Just Rite Stampers, See D's
Ink - Memento, Galaxy Gold
Color - Copics
Accessories - Spellbinders Nestabilities, Rhinestone (I just couldn't afford the diamond for a card!) and NO airbrushing - I might have to have a moment of silence.

7 comments:

Michele Gross said...

I'm so glad you came to play! Wonderful wedding card and well done on the perfectly placed bling :) Thanks for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Cathy A said...

Such a stylish card, love that swirl

Virginia L. said...

Beautifully done!! Perfect inspired wedding card from the invitation!Love the scored lines and subtle colors! Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!

Laura Davis said...

What a beautiful card!
Thanks for playing at CAS-ual Fridays!
Laura

Karolyn at Paper Therapy said...

So pretty and elegant! I love how you were inspired by the invitation - isn't the creative process fun? Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays! Looking forward to seeing more of your gorgeous work!

Julie Day said...

What a beautiful wedding card! Love the blue and purple and that tiny gem on the ring, fab :) Thanks for playing this week at CAS-ual Fridays!

Joan B said...

what a great wedding card. very personal and elegant.