Monday, March 5, 2012

Wedding Flower

If you’ve been following my blog you’ll know that last week I was asked to make a wedding card for one of the teachers at school. I was happy with how it turned out but then I was asked a couple of days ago to make another wedding card for the same person.   That made it hard because I have no wedding sets and I didn’t want to use the set I used last time (Always) again.

So I started looking at challenges for some much-needed inspiration today.
I found a great sketch of Rita’s at Freshly Made Sketches

And The Paper Players have a theme challenge this week which is Spring and that means flowers and butterflies to me.

So I decided to combine the two challenges and this is what I came up with:


I made a big paper flower again using very vanilla and spritzed it with champagne shimmer mist. I made another crumpled double bow too (thanks Ann).  I  clear embossed the butterfly from Kindness Matters and coloured them  with a blender pen and baja and river rock. I  have bent up their wings and attached them with mini glue dots.

Ingredients :
Stamps : Kindness Matters, Tiny tags, Cheer and Wishes
Card : vanilla, baja, suede, river rock
Ink : suede, versamark, crumb cake, baja, river rock
Other : tag punch, big shot, polka dot ef, lattice ef, swirls scribbles, island floral, 5 petal flower punch, fancy flower punch, antique brad, lace, crumb cake seam binding, blender pen, champagne shimmer mist/alcohol, clear ep, linen thread

Hopefully the person I made this for will be happy with the card.  I may just have to invest in a wedding set, it would make things so much simpler!



  1. Absolutely beautiful, Kathy! Love everything about it (as I'm sure the happy couple will!).

  2. This is really pretty Kathy, gorgeous butterflies and love that ribbon.

  3. Just beautiful ... I love that flower its so full of texture and your butterfly duo ... sweet and oh so perfect!
    Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!!!

  4. You do just fine without a wedding set...this is stunning! The layered flower, the simple butterflies and the crumpled ribbon are perfectly elegant.

  5. Such a beautiful wedding card, I love that flower. I bet your friend won't even know that you used the same set twice. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Players.

  6. Beautiful card. Love that flower, the butterflies, and especially the color combination. Thanks for sharing with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

  7. This is so pretty! Love your colors and that ribbon! Glad to see you this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

  8. Gorgeous! I love your flower and seam binding combination Kathy.

  9. Lovely, Kathy! I love the tiny tags and scrunchy ribbon! Thanks for playing with The Paper Players!

  10. Gorgeous, Kathy! I think you did a beautiful job; I love the colors! The flowers is stunning as are the bow and flourishes. Beautiful!

  11. Kathy, I am loving all of the elements you pulled together to create this stunning card. It's a gorgeous wedding card for Spring! The colors are beautiful and my favorite is how you finished it off with the tiny tags. I wish I could see the card in person. I bet it's gorgeous with the shimmer mist!! Thanks for sharing your card for the Spring challenge at The Paper Players!

  12. Kathy, what a fabulous card and a wonderful reason to make one, too. I am sure the teacher at your school really appreciated your work of art. We certainly do. So glad you joined the Paper Players this week

  13. Awesome Card!!! Love the flower!!

  14. Wedding set or not, this is beautiful! Love the colors, love the butterflies and that big gorgeous flower is stunning. I'm sure they will treasure it. So glad you joined us at The Paper Players!

  15. This is beautiful Kathy! I love the flower, it's just perfect for a wedding card.

  16. This is stunning Kathy! I love the colours and the flower is dynamite. Such a gorgeous creation!!! I commented on this card earlier in the week, but for some reason my comment is not here. I came over from FMS then but now I can say-Thanks for joining us at the Paper Players!

  17. What a pretty card! I'm popping over from PPA.


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