A Wedding!

Monday, May 2, 2011

We got some exciting news this week.  My eldest daughter's close friend called to tell us she is getting married.  This, of course is a great reason to make a card.....so I did!

I found a new challenge I wanted to try at CardPatterns, (I think I got there from Lovely Linda's blog.....I think!), so I used this challenge as well as this week's Stampin Sisters in Christ Challenge #87 as the inspiration for this card.  

Marilynn is the hostess at SSIC this week, and she chose the verse Romans 8:28:

"And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose."

Marilynn's devotional and testimony are so amazing that I can't even begin to think of anything else to say.........so I won't.  But please, click over to her blog and read beautiful, encouraging, inspiring words from a heart that serves the King of Kings.  (There isn't a link available directly to her post so I've sent you to her blog.  At this time the post is at the top, but if you don't find it there, look for the date 'May 1, 2011')

Marilynn's challenge was to use no DP.  I chose white CS from my stash as my base, and then decided I wanted some color on this card.  I still had this piece of Sage Shadow that was used for the test run through my Cuttlebug Ornamental Iron emboss folder.  Although you can't see it in the picture, the half circle at the top of the card is bg stamped with a flower image in Blush Blossom and then I inked the edges with VersaMark and gold embossed. 
The flower in the center was stamped in Sage Shadow and the 'love' was embossed in gold.  I matted this on Blush Blossom and then popped it up on a dimensional inside the crocheted circle (no center to this) which was hand crocheted by......ME! =)
The white ribbon is from my stash and has a little sparkly flower pattern to it.  I thought that would be enough but then decided the gems from SU! were really necessary to finish this off.  All supplies and materials not already noted are from SU!

CardPatterns - sketch
Stampin' Sisters in Christ - No DP

Thanks for stopping!


  1. Hiya Elizabeth,

    Great news that your daughter's friend is going to tie the knot.

    Such an elegant card... love the crochet flower as well as the embossing. The pastel colour combo looks lovely.

    xxx Monica

  2. Soo lovely! Love the texture on this! Congrats to your daughters friend! Thank you for playing with us at Card Patterns!

  3. Wonderful card for wonderful news! Love the embossing! Thanks for joining us at Card Patterns!

  4. Congratulations to your daughter's friend. And your card for them is lovely!!

  5. How pretty! I love the embossing. Congrats to your daughter's friend, too. Glad you could play along with us on Card Patterns this week!

  6. Oh this is soooo pretty! You really did a great job with the sketch and I love that crocheted flower and the embossing folder! Beautiful! Yes, MariLynns devo was exceptional!!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Stampin Sisters in Christ!!!

  7. Delightful!! I love the contrast of the colors! And fabulous idea to emboss the background for the no dsp - creative! I just LOVE the inspiration from the SSCC and you've done a stand up job! Blessings!

  8. This is beautiful..Love the embossing..Thank you for joining us at Stampin Sisters in Christ.

    Thank you for your sweet comments on my blog, you are just a blessing to me...Hugs :)

  9. Weddings are always those special times aren't they. This is a beautiful card Elizabeth! I'm sure your daughters friend will love it.I love the texture and the crocheted circle! Thank You so much for your wonderful encouraging words at my blog! Have a blessed day :)

  10. Hi Elizabeth,

    Thanks for your regular visits and kind comments. Your encouraging words always make me smile and I am always happy to see your name pop up...

    Yes, I remember the card prices in the US and Europe but when it is for charity, people are happy to pay a dollar or two for a card and no more. I started off selling my cards at 50 cents and now the minumum I sell for is 1.5 or 2 dollars. Somehow people feel a bit reluctant to pay too much for a handmade card... Even in Jakarta, machine made Hallmark cards sell for USD 9...

    Thank you dear friend for your support and love. It means the world to me...

    Happy crafting with lots of hugs,


  11. Thanks for coming by to visit Faith Art Friday. I'm so glad it's a blessing to you!

    Happy Mother's DAY!

  12. Hello Elizabeth - your card is so elegant - gorgeous! I am glad you played along at Card Petterns this week with LOC sponsoring it! What a great take on the sketch and the SSIC challenge. Your card is so elegant Elizabeth! I love your Embossing Folder - it is divine and is now on my Wish List! I also wanted to thank you for your love and support both on my Blog and at LOC Faith Art Friday - you are a blessing my friend! You know we love to see you at Stampin Sisters in Christ Challenge too! {{{hugs}}}
    Linda SSIC and LOC Design Teams


Hi! and thanks for stopping by. I appreciate every comment left here for me. They are very encouraging and brighten my day! =)