Thursday, May 8, 2014

Now and forever

Wow, it's the end of the week already and I almost forgot to share the wedding card I created last weekend for my co-worker with a nephew getting married in a few weeks. I just love how this turned out and she was very happy! Too often, wedding cards cater more to the bride and not so much to the groom, and since it was my co-worker's nephew getting married, I wanted this card's main focus to be on him. This was super easy... simple stamping with the Paper Smooches Simply Said stamp set, black and white cardstock, and a hand-cut dress layered onto the tux. :)

I stamped the front sentiment, from the Paper Smooches Simply Said stamp set, in white dye ink on the black cardstock.

I had some white pinstripe wedding paper in my stash (from years ago) which I used for the shirt along with some tiny white flat-back pearls, and used some black glitter cardstock for the tux lapels. I hand cut a bow tie and embellished it with a single black flat-back pearl.

I stamped lace on the bottom half of the dress and embossed it with white bridal embossing powder. I embellished the neckline of the dress with several tiny white flat-back pearls, and added a narrow strip of ribbon on the waistline.

I kept the inside simple with a stamped congrats sentiment, also from the Paper Smooches Simply Said stamp set.

Proud to enter this wedding card into the following challenges:

  • GKD Pure Luxury white cardstock; Paper and More black cardstock; Colorbok Black Glitter cardstock; Michaels White Pinstripe Wedding cardstock
  • Paper Smooches Simply Said stamp set
  • Memento Tuxedo Black ink
  • Great Impressions lace background stamp
  • Versamark
  • Ranger white bridal embossing powder
  • Tiny white and black flat-back pearls
  • Narrow white ribbon from stash

That's it from me for now! Thanks so much for stopping by today - we'll see you next time! ;)


  1. What a great idea to focus on the guy but I do love how you got the lace dress in. Thanks for joining us at TIME OUT x

  2. Love this gorgeous wedding card - such a beautiful & clever design:) xx

  3. Like the sophisticated lovely wedding card with wonderful detail.
    Thank you for entering OSAAT Ch211 Use Ribbon or Lace.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  4. Great card
    Thanks for joining in at One Stitch At A Time this week
    Hugs Katie x

  5. A beautiful and very striking creation Leslie, so lovely to see something different for a wedding card :) Love the way you have created this with your friends nephew in mind and kept it masculine friendly - awesome :) Good luck in this weeks OSAAT 'Ribbon or Lace' challenge hun. Hugs Jane OSAAT DT xx

  6. Great card! Thank you so much for playing along with us in our "Favorite Colors" challenge at Lacy Sunshine. We're so happy you joined us! Please visit us, again! ~~Sammibug~~ DT Member for Lacy Sunshine.

  7. Fabulous card the very clever design and the black and stylish.

    Thanks for joining in with us at Lacy Sunshine this week..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  8. stunning! that lace and its placement is gorgeous. you should be designing tux's!! the shirt is such a great idea. i love the card. thanks for coming to OSAAT. Good luck. Best, Samara DT. OSAAT

  9. This is amazing....just love it!

    Thank you for sharing with us at Natalie & Amy's this month, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

  10. This is so gorgeous! Love the colors here. Thanks for joining Loves Rubberstamps Challenge :)

  11. What a pretty card-- love the lace on the wedding dress:) THANKS for joining in the fun and playing along with us over at the Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge <3 Hope you join in the fun with our Picture Perfect challenge this week <3

  12. What a fantastic card! Very unique and cool! Thanks so much for joining our challenge over at Loves Rubberstamps! :)

  13. Oh wow, this card is awesome! it's almost like an optical illusion, but not. Very orginal. The bride and groom will love it!

  14. So cute!!! Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

  15. What a great project. Thanks for playing at Paper Crafting Journey. We hope to see you next challenge. Good luck.

  16. A gorgeous card! Thank you for joining our "Anything Goes!" challenge at Dream Valley :-) Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

  17. Such a creative take on the inspiration words - FAB! Thanks for taking the TIME OUT and joining in on the challenge :) Hugs Bev x


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