Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Congratulations Yvonne!

I made a Bridal Shower card for one of the nicest ladies I know at work. She works the 3p-11p shift, and she is a super person. The 3p-11p shift wanted to give her a Bridal Shower sorta before she runs off to Las Vegas to get married. We all love her. I was asked to make her cake. So, come back tomorrow, and I should have photos to post. But, I wanted to make her a card, too. So, here it is. I wanted the cake and card to reflect her colors. Yvonne's wedding dress is ivory and her flowers are Calla Lilys. So there isn't much color to work with.
To make her card, I used some new paper from Basic Grey to give the card some color. I didn't want overwhelming colors to take over the card. I used a heart border punch from Stampin' Up! on a separate scrap of Basic Grey pattern paper. I sponged the edges with Close to Cocoa classic ink, to give some dimension to the layers. I cut the 'dress' out of Glass Slipper paper. I have a few different rolls of tulle, and so I added some white tulle onto the skirt of the dress. I had a long scrap of ivory ribbon so I wrapped a small piece around the waist line of the dress, and the rest of the ribbon along the edge of the card. (The ribbon at the waist line, also help hide my gluing of the tulle.) I added a row of half pearls just above the ribbon to give a decorative touch to the waist line. I had a flower shape button that was just screaming to be added, so I did. I felt the card needed a little bling, so I created my own flourishes with some rhinestones at opposite corners (upper right and bottom left). The top left corner, felt empty. So, I cut a tiny butterfly, using my beautiful wings embosslit from Stampin' Up! There is a flower on the pattern paper at the bottom right corner of the card, so I added a chocolate brown half pearl to the center of the flower. The ribbon along the edge of the card looked naked, so I added a light green flower and my own pin. I kept a corsage pin (don't ask why), so I added some tiny beads and a light green pearl to the pin. I pinned this little creation through the ribbon knot. I used glue dots to keep the beads/pearl from slipping.
I am really satisfied as to how this card came out. I'd love to hear from you. Post a comment, and make my day!

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