Have a look at our pretty, pretty mood board:
I was completely enchanted by the pink roses and baby's breath the bridesmaids are holding, but there's a lot to be inspired by in the mood board.
I made paper roses with pearl centers. Didn't have any baby's breath so I used white die cuts instead. Now, you know I don't ordinarily use chunky flowers on my cards, but a wedding card is special. I thought if I made them more like wild roses they'd be a little less chunky and, in fact, I made an over-sized envelope from heavy weight paper and the card fits very nicely inside. The roses are already crinkly, so you can hardly mess them up.
I used an old Spellbinders Blossom Nestabilities die set -- three sizes for each rose. These are circle dies with a lightly scalloped edge. Cut from heavy paper -- not as heavy as card stock -- then doused thoroughly with water and wadded up tightly. Put the layers together after they dried. Two of the flowers were dried with a heat tool, but one was left wet and wadded overnight (ran out of time). The overnight flower came out the best, I think.
The lower half of the card was embossed with a large Anna Griffin embossing folder, then swiped over with a white craft pad (pigment ink... the kind you can emboss). Brings out the pattern beautifully. Top half was cut in a curve and stamped with a retired SU Fine Lace background. "Love" is a Power Poppy stamp.
Finished up the inside similarly. The sentiment is from a Power Poppy digital set -- not a wedding sentiment, necessarily, but I think it works. It would also be a cute sentiment for a baby card, don't you think? Just stretching the resources.
I'll sum up the ingredients in the recipe further down, but first I want to remind you to visit Double D for more challenge info and to have a look at how the team was inspired. You'll see quite a variety of pretty things there! I'll be back when stamping happens. Have a beautiful day!
Stamps: Power Poppy My English Rose clear stamp set (love), Power Poppy Tulips digi set (inside senti) Paper: Neenah Classic white, pink paper for roses, SU Pink Pirouette smooth and textured Ink: SU Pink Pirouette, Going Gray, Craft White (all SU inks), printer for inside digi sentiment, RV00 Copic to color inside leaf and highlight sentiment Accessories: Pearls, silk ribbon, silver cord, Cuttlebug Anna Griffin Wildflower Gate embossing folder Dies: Spellbinders Blossom Nestabilities and A2 Curved Borders One, Memory Box Chloe Stem, Poppystamps Sylvan Sprig, Dee's Distinctively Sm Pair of Leaves (inside)