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.
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.