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Sunday, September 9, 2012

Getting Hitched

Two very dear friends are getting married this month and Friday night I attended a cocktail party bridal shower for the beautiful bride-to-be.  Of course I had to make her a card for the occasion!  I chose Double Take from Saturated Canary as my image.  I wanted to enter the current Saturated Canary challenge, Dotty (#25).  It is a special challenge because the lovely Krista of Saturated Canary is donating one dollar per entry (up to 500) to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure in honor of Jennifer Scull, who is currently battling the disease.

I selected sketch #223 from Sketch Saturday as my layout, but made a few adjustments.  I missed the entry deadline anyway so it doesn't matter if I put my own spin on it!  My image is colored with Copics and Prismacolor Art Markers.  I made an attempt at the flicking method on her hair, and I've determined that I definitely need LOTS more practice!  Her dress was outlined in places with my Sakura Star Dust glitter pen, and I added some clear rhinestones to the skirt.  Papers are from My Mind's Eye.  I am addicted to their 6x6 pads!  This one is called Paris & Co.  Their wedding colors are blue and brown so it was perfect!  She is cut out using my Picot Edge Circles Nestabilities dies from Spellbinders.  Some flowers, rhinestone flourishes, and a couple of punched Martha Stewart butterflies add the finishing touches.

Not only did I make that card for her, but I made 50 thank you cards (in 3 days)!  I used an Impression Obsession stamp, Valentini, to match the cocktail party theme.

And yes, each one of the 50 was hand stamped, punched, embossed, and colored!  I didn't want to see another martini by the time I was done!  Not surprisingly, I opted for a Bay Breeze the night of the shower!  lol

The rest of her gift included postage stamps to mail the thank yous, a wedding SMASH book, and a gift certificate to the rock climbing gym she and her fiance sometimes go to.  No boring housewares for this gal!  Not from me anyway!  I felt wonderful when everyone oohed and ahhed at my gift when she opened it!

I took the rest of Friday and all of Saturday off from crafting, but need to get back to it tomorrow.  

- Craft Punked: #36-Wedding (Tying the Knot) 
- Shelly's Images: Anything Goes 
- Crafts and Me #100-Add a Flower  

Thanks for visiting!  I hope you are all having a fabulous weekend out there!  Enjoy!




s4rah said...

What a beautiful card, I think her hair looks great. And what a nice wedding gift, too. Thanks for joining us at Craft Punked this week & good luck!

Lotta said...

Oh Wow!! I love your card and I also love your 50?! thank you cards! Hm, 50 cards would take me... 2 months. I really can´t understand how you could do all this gorgeous cards in one week??! She must have been very happy! hugs Lotta

knitmachinequeen (KMQ) said...

WOW! AWESOME! Beautiful card and wonderful gift. did a great job on the hair. I don't think you need anymore practice after all I consider myself a hair officianado!

KimCreate said...

Fabulous Thank you cards!!!! Wow, alot of work but they are super! what a cool gift!

Paula said...

Wow fantastic card! Love your colour combo's, and colouring! Thanks for joining Craft Punked this week, Paula :))

Darlene said...

LOVE this creation ... especially how you've added the pearls on the skirting of her gown! Clever idea! AND, those thank you's are beautiful too! GREAT job!
Thanks so much for joining our "ANYTHING GOES" challenge at Shelly's Images! Please come back and join us again real soon!!
Shelly's Images DT

Jovan said...

WOW...this are BEAUTIFUL!

Robin said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I love the colors and the pearls on the dress are fabulous. What a friend you are to make all those thank you cards for her. Hugs, Robin

ursula Uphof said...

Just saw Darlene's blog and she mentioned your lovely cards. What a great gift, they are lovely. Ursula

Unknown said...

Stunning card. Thanks for joining our "Dotty" challenge on Saturated Canary Challenge Blog.

Debs said...

a beautiful card..thanks for sharing with us at Saturated Canary..hugs Debs x

Unknown said...

WOW!!! Regan, you did an amazing job on the shower card and those TY cards! Gorgeous! I'm planning something similar for a Bridal Shower next week. ;o)

Kathy said...

This looks beautiful. The hair looks amazing and I love these colors, such a great card for the bride to be. Great thank yous, too!

Ginger said...

Gorgeous! Love it!!! You did an awesome job on both sets of cards! Also, I love the beads on the dress!

Robin said...

Congrats on Top 3 for Craft Punked! (although I think you should have won) Hugs, Robin