Saturday, August 25, 2012

Oh, Happy Day!

The wedding is still weeks away, but I have been having so much fun with the two stamp sets offered dirt cheap this month from Close To My Heart. This is another card from a pattern in Jeannette Lynton's new publication, Make It from Your Heart. You can see the other one I made earlier this week here.

In the close-up you can see the embossing detail on the lady's heart (or click on this or any image to see it larger) and the lift CTMH's 3-D Foam Tape gives to your art. I got the hearts idea from a pal, here, and gave it my own twist using Baroque Borders, the August Stamp of the Month, and a little of my favorite mix of embossing powder which you can learn about here. Top it off with a simple banner from It's Your Day to give the sentiment and we're rarin' to go (to the church on time..) I love how this turned out and how simply adding some stamps I was able to incorporate her colors of purple and turquoise.
 I just had to share these last few photos with you before I let you go. My sweet brother-in-law, Steve, helped my boys make this lovely bouquet of handmade flowers to surprise me with when I got home from work.
 They took some scratch paper and colored on origami flowers to make a fun and vibrant display! This is Aidan's with a bright red and turquoise "A" (his current favorite colors) on the flower to decorate his bloom.
Garrett got into the act going for a more Impressionist look, here. They each took time to personalize it and it sounds like they had a great time with Uncle Steve, too! Then we enjoyed the evening, dining al fresco on the back patio. (If you'd like to see more of these Life Pictures, "Like" my Facebook Business page and follow me on Pinterest and Twitter.)
Hope you all enjoy these last lazy summer days and see you this afternoon at the open house!

Warm wishes,

Card Supplies: Standard Card, White Daisy; 7/8" Black Grosgrain Ribbon; black and white stitched ribbon; Custom Embossing Powder Mix; Black Bitty Brads; Bitty Pearl Opaques; Cardstocks: White Daisy and Black; Stamps: Baroque Borders (Aug SOTM), It's Your Day (National Stamping Month Promotion); Inks: Gypsy; Papers: Magnifique Peacock Teal Tonal; Cricut, Artiste - 1 Black and 1 White Daisy Heart at 2"; one White Daisy Heart cut at 1 1/2"; one Black Scalloped Heart cut at 1 1/2".


Casandra Bennett said...

Awe, what a sweet bouquet! Funny about the favorite color bit. My son has been favoring green for the past 3 years now. He's very into what each person's favorite color is in this family. Beautiful card, btw! I love the tux and gown look. :)

Karen Pedersen said...

GREAT card and FUN post!


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