This Was Supposed To Be a Wedding Card

Monday, June 27, 2011

I've been neglecting my duties lately.  I've got my nephew's wedding on July 17th and my cousin's wedding on July 31st, and I haven't made a card for either one.  Oh the shame!  But today I took a look at the color challenge at Picture Perfect Creations and thought it would be perfect for one of those cards.

I know at first glance it may seem a little non-traditional for a wedding, but the bride has chosen red for her color and I thought that with a lot of white space and a little Basic Gray thrown in for good measure I could make something really nice.  I had seen a wedding card on Splitcoast that I absolutely loved and I intended to make my own version of it.  Then I saw the latest MOJO sketch challenge and saw a match made in heaven!
So I set to work and after about 15 minutes I realized that the layers I created were ALL WRONG!  It seems I was paying more attention to the card on Splitcoast than on the acutal sketch.  As a result, the sizes were all off and I couldn't possibly re-do what I had started to fit the sketch.  So I put what I was working on aside (I actually like what I've done and I'll finish it later) and put this little number together.

Even though my little flourish goes up when it should go down, I think it fits the sketch better than my first attempt!  And I must be feeling a little nostalgic for some of the retiring sets because I've used two here:  Fast & Fabulous and Priceless.  I've got one in my stash to keep and one in my eBay pile.  Time will tell if the one I intend to keep will actually see some ink in the future.  I hope it does!

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11 Responses to “This Was Supposed To Be a Wedding Card”

laurie said...

I like the flourish....cute card!

Leanne said...

Jen that is super cute...I love how you made it square, you did the sketch wonderful. Love seeing what you talented!!

Melanie said...

Great card!!! That colour combination works quite well. Love that flower stamp.

Vicky Hayes said...

This is superb Jen - love all the white (well, red actually!) space.

LeAnne said...

It's perfectly lovely....I always say the sketch is just the starting point! I am feeling nostalgic about some of my sets too...and I have those same two "piles"!!!!

Always Playing with Paper said...

I think this is really pretty, love that little bow! You'll get those other cards done!

The Stamper's Touch said...

Wow Jen, you sure know how to put together a gorgeous card!!!! This is stunning. Thanks for joining us at PPC.


Lisa said...

Very nice,I like the dimension on the flower!

Lori said...

Jen, I LOVE this card! You did an awesome job with our colors this week! Good luck with BOTH weddings next month :)

Tamie said...

Stunning card Jen! I love the simplicity and the elegance of it.

Good luck with the weddings :)

Paula-Scrap Addict said...

very pretty, love the flower