Monday, November 6, 2017

Winter Wedding and Bridal Shower Cards

Here's a project I was committed to that I'm happy to have finished.  It's just two cards, but it took me all of one afternoon to make them, and that was after I'd already planned out the design of the wedding card.  My hat is off to all the folks who make fabulous cards using die cuts only.  It doesn't come easily to me.

I promised a friend I'd make cards for a wedding and bridal shower scheduled for December.  Since it's a winter wedding I thought I'd use cool colors, somewhat wintry, but with flowers, so I created a nosegay with blue and silver and lots of white.




The leaves are cut from silver glitter paper.  I added glitter to the roses and scattered pearls throughout.  The netting around the edges is multiple organza flowers folded in half and glued in place.  The "love" is layered a few times for dimension.




I seldom make cards that don't fit in an envelope, but this card will be hand delivered and at 5 1/2" it fits in one of the square clear boxes I have on hand.

Dies used on the wedding card are as follows:

  • Cheery Lynn French Pastry Doily
  • Die-namites Leafy Flourish
  • Memory Box Chloe Stem
  • Frantic Stamper Sending Love/Hugs


Next is the bridal shower card which was much quicker.  It's A2 size.




I've had these Prima flowers forever.  They come complete with snow and glitter.  I added the pearls and tucked in the die cut umbrellas.  Stamped a sentiment from Penny Black's "To You" set.  The embossed layer is done with a Cuttlebug Heritage Collection embossing folder.




Dies for the bridal shower card:

  • Memory Box Petite Umbrella
  • Die-namites Leafy Flourish (with a few branches snipped off)


I still have a couple of baby cards to make this month.  Life doesn't stop just because we're getting close to Christmas!  Have a happy day and I'll see you again soon!



22 comments:

Hannelie said...

Time and effort well worth it... because it's absolutely wonderful!

Pauline said...

Leslie, these are both stunning cards! I love how you created the nosegay on the wedding card, the silver leaves are so delicate just adds that extra elegance to it. The shower card is pretty, love those flowers with that bit of snow, these were meant to be used on this card! (I think I have some but in a different colour). And those cute umbrellas - love the plaid paper. I agree with you on the challenge it is to create a card with just die cuts- that's why it takes me a while making wedding cards as well. But in the end, you pulled it off, recipient will absolutely love both! Your eye for finishing touches makes both of these special! Gorgeous! TFS.

Pretty Paper Junkie said...

So I've been sitting here staring at these beautiful cards and contemplating what I can say to describe how totally awesome these cards are. Here goes... Awesome, beautiful, gorgeous, lovely, magnificent, stunning and WOWZERS! Not to mention the love you put into these. Well worth an afternoon, and thank you for sharing.

Karen D. said...

gorgeous wonderful cards Leslie...so pretty and elegant too!
xx Karen

Donna Ellis said...

Leslie, the cool wintry colors are just amazing in both of these creations! Your thoughtfulness in making each one so different from the traditional shower and wedding cards will make them both keepsakes for the wedding album. I especially LOVE the design of your nosegay. How did you even think of that? I've never seen a wedding card like it. Not only did you use dies, but the project is BEYOND GORGEOUS. Like you, I have trouble making cards with only die cuts. I would never have guessed that you struggled, and am impressed that both of these beauties were created in an afternoon! The recipient will treasure your artwork - I know I do. love, de

Maria Rodriguez. said...

WOW!! Leslie, this are gorgeous, absolutely gorgeous!!! Your friend is one lucky gal and the Bride will treasure this gems forever. Love the cool colors and amazing details, fabulous layouts on both cards.
Your love and friendship shows in every single item on these cards, what a magnificent, unique gift.
Thank you so much for sharing, these are going straight to my Pinterest Wedding board.
Big Hugs,
Maria Rodriguez.

Melanie MacKenzie said...

Leslie...these are stunning. I agree completely about making a card with just die cuts. I too find it extremely difficult. I must say though...you would never know that you struggled as the end result is brilliant. Well done you! Cheers.

Kathy Krug said...

I love both cards. The silver and pearls on the wedding card really make it elegant, and the way you used the umbrellas is so cute. I have a similar die and have only used it once. You have inspired me.

pam said...

Two stunning cards Leslie, would never guess you had struggled with these designs..
Love your colours and beautiful layouts.
Hugs Pam x

Yogi said...

they both turned out lovely. Have a great day

Nanny's Pansy Patch said...

What beautiful cards!! I'm sure your friend will love them. The first one has such a beautiful layout and the colors on both are so pretty. I love the silver and pearls!

Margaret said...

Both so gorgeous! I love the blue, white, silver color combos. Such talent and creativity.

Conniecrafter said...

Oh my Leslie, these are both terrific. I so love how you have layered and embellished on the flowers on both cards, love the silver leaves on the first also, and with such pretty doily to base it all, love the pattern on the umbrellas too, and pretty embossing to frame on the second.

Greta said...

What can I say but WOW! You are such a talented card maker, Leslie! The wedding card is an absolute treasure with that gorgeous nosegay backed with the doily--one of my favorite elements, but I seldom use them! Love the darling umbrellas for the shower card & the dry embossing is perfect! Fabulous work!

Lynette said...

Oh Leslie, these cards are so beautiful! What a lucky bride (and groom.) I don't see how anyone could use their die cuts better than you do:)

laurie said...

These are REALLY beautiful!I love the silver and blue..so elegant.You are awesome with die cuts..and everything for that matter..I always LOVE all of your cards!

glendabrooks.blogspot.com said...

I know you think I'm terrible because I'm always so late to comment! It seems I'm always playing catch-up! This week Molly had her "Spay Day" and we are recovering from that. She is doing well but I'm deciding I'm too old for this stuff! It bothers me too much! I love your pieces, both are gorgeous as always!

Ros Crawford said...

Wow! What beauties!! I have to say that I love the umbrellas and the colours on both cards are stunning!

Stacy Morgan said...

These are some of my favorite colors for wedding cards Leslie! They turned out beautiful and yes you spent most of the day but worth it. Darling idea with the umbrella's for the bride shower card. I do love all the little details with the flowers, doily and pearls on the wedding card. These turned out beautiful!!!

Maureen Chandler said...

WOW!!! These are both just gorgeous! Thanks so much for sharing them!!

Pam Sparks said...

oh, I LOVE them both! So lovely Leslie! WOW cards!

Diane said...

These are downright GORGEOUS..wow! Pretty pretty colors, flower and fabulous dies...I am sure these were greatly appreciated!

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