Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Wedding Congratulations

My hubby and I were invited to a wedding in September that we can't attend. We were two days late with our response (DOH!) - so I had to get this card done pretty quickly.  I thought the invitation was just gorgeous so I wanted to try and recreate it with my card to them!

Here's their invite:
And here's my card!
I used four colors of distress inks. I inked up the stamp, then squirted it with water and then stamped it on the card. I repeated it (obviously) for each color and mixed in two different flower stamps - Memory Box (smaller) and Impress (larger).  Afterwards - I spritz the entire card with water mixed with perfect pearls so it had a pretty sheen.  I used a Hero Arts sentiment and some bling.

I couldn't figure out the best placement for the sentiment since there was a lot of white space up top - so I tried to split the difference. Not sure if I'm thrilled with it - but overall - I like how the card came out!

Well, that's it for now!  Hope you have a happy Wednesday :)


Irena said...

This card is gorgeous, I like it very much.

Meg said...

Wow, looks like you did a fantastic job recreating the look of their invite! I think I may have to look into getting that big Impress stamp!

jimlynn said...

Wow, what a pretty invitation! And your card is just PERFECT! Love it.

Harriet Skelly said...

OMG this is gorgeous and you really did recreate the look of the invitation!

Cheryl said...

Wow! This is gorgeous! I think it is perfect. The couple will surely love it and appreciate how it coordinates with the invitation so well.

Patricia said...

Oh wow - this is terrific! Great job making the card to replicate the invitation!

Ruth said...

What a great idea Maria! I love the colors, thank you for sharing!

laurasixpaperbits said...

thanks for showing both the invite and your card. I love the colors and the way the invite inspired your reply card.

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