06 December, 2009

Melinda Blowing Wedding Kisses

I absolutely ADORE this image from Whiff of Joy, and I love to do it up in pinks. I was invited to a wedding, which I cannot attend, and was deciding what I wanted to do for a card. My intention was to make a few different ones and pick the most appropriate, but I decided to stick with this first card because I was quite pleased with how it turned out.

Its not a typical wedding image, but since I wont be there to wish them congratulation in person, I thought it was appropriate that i send my wedding kisses in the wind - just like Melinda!

The image is colored with Copic markers.... a skill I am constantly trying to perfect. I used a swirly embossing folder through my cuttlebug for the first layer. Have I mentioned how much I love embossing folders?! I just need to buy more of them since I only have a few! Melinda's wings are finished with some iridecent stickles.

I layered Melinda on some patterened paper (I *think* its basic grey), another layer of white, and more cardstock. I love this layered look. The whole thing was mounted on pop dots - another thing I LOVE LOVE LOVE! Finished off with some pink satin ribbon, and layered two giant Prima flowers, accented with a rhinestone centre.

I have only just begun to start decorating the insides of my cards, but since my gift will be monetary, I added a little pocket on the inside with patterned paper. I computer printed the message on vellum paper, and attached it to a white base with some pink square rhinestone brads and adhered to the inside of the card.

Some say that a message typed is not as personal.... but if you've seen my writing, you'd know why I chose to type it out!

I hope they like this card. I was quite pleased with it!

Thanks for stopping by!


Lorie said...

Oh so cute, Karebear! BTW... have I mentioned how good it is to see you posting cards again! I love this WOJ image, and I bought the stamp because of the card you made for a swap quite some time ago. I love that card!! Thanks for sharing your gorgeous card, and I can't wait to see more!

Love ya,

Anonymous said...

ooo - this is so cute! The recipients are going to love it and the $$ pocket is a great idea. I see a CASE coming up :)

Catherine said...

This is uber sweet! Love the soft colors and flowers! YGG on the pocket! Someone become a technique junkie and mastering all kinds of mad skills! Lovely card!

~Paola~ said...

wow Karen! I LOVE LOVE LOVEEEEEEEEE this card..the image is sooo darling and sweet...
I may have to beg for several images since a good friend of mine from Italy asked me to make her DD confirmations cards...when I saw this card of yours I thought how PERFECT this image would be for a card invite!:o)