4/09/2007

Bridal shower invite

I submitted several styles of bridal shower invitation samples to a client, not knowing what direction she wanted: traditional, contemporary, elegant, whimsical. I was provided with only the bridal colors: red and ecru. After this sample was approved I was told, to my incredible luck, that the bride-to-be will be wearing a sleeveless dress similar to Emily's Sposabella. Thank you to Joy and Daisy at Eclectic Paperie for having the Crate 'Snowing' cardstock available!!! The dress is outlined in a very pale blue Copic marker - #B41 - Powder Blue. Outlining anything in white, when the image itself is stamped on white cardstock, will allow the white to 'pop'. I learned this from the ultrafabulous and incredibly talented JulieHRR. The bridal bouquet is Christmas Red Stickles, and the base of her dress is Star Dust Stickles. The 'you're invited' sentiment is from Papertrey Ink. The bride's hair is highlighted with a clear Glaze pen. The top edge of the Crate Snowing cardstock was gently distressed with a Tim Holtz paper distresser, then nipped at the lower corners with a ticket corner punch from Stampin' Up. Fabulous Valerie Stangle layout. Finished card size: A2 (4-1/4" x 5-1/2") Sposabella - Stamping Bella; sentiment - Papertrey Ink; Palette Noir pad; white and celery cardstock; Copic markers; clear Glaze pen; Stickles glitter glues in Christmas Red and Star Dust; paper distresser; ticket corner punch - SU.

14 comments:

PJBstamper said...

Cindy - that's gorgeous! like you make anything that's not?!!

Trudee said...

GAWD that is CUUUUTE!

Stamper Gail said...

I'm not really into the Bella stamps, but this card is very beautiful. Hummm, you just might be changing my mind a little here!

Valerie said...

A Very Whimsical and Cute Non Tradtional Invite, LOVE it! The Crate Paper looks FAB, too! You're gonna make me break down and get those markers, aren't you?!

Dawn aka TreasureOiler said...

GREAT card!!! You make beautiful things!

Otter said...

Loverly!! I love this Bella!!!

LSN2 said...

All brides are supposed to be beautiful and this one doesn't dissapoint! Just gorgeous!

TFS!

Linda (LSN on SCS)

Rose Ann said...

Gorgeous Bella...and that background is beautiful. This is perfect!

Shabbychick Junk said...

YOU ARE ON AN EXCELLENT ROLL, GIRLFRIEND!

j*e*n said...

beautiful card!! do you like the copic markers? i'm torn between the copic & the prismacolor. do either of them blend? being able to blend is why i've stuck with prismacolor pencils. any advice would be great! you make the most beautiful cards--perfect without being overdone!

Beate said...

Beautiful!

Joy said...

Oh Cindy!!!! This is so cute! I love love love it!

Debbie Olson said...

Cindy, I haven't had much surfing time lately. . . then I come here and find a visual FEAST! You have been busy, and it is *all* lovely! TFS!

Edna said...

When my maid of honor was hosting my bridal shower, she and I wanted to coordinate our invitations so the bridal shower invitations would match my wedding theme and wedding invitations. We looked online and found a few places that great bridal shower invitations and wedding invitations that could be personalized with our own wordings, Bridal Shower Invitations, Holiday & Christmas Wedding Invitations and Wedding Announcements. All these sites had lots of sample wording ideas for bridal shower invitations and wedding invitations. They also had lots of holiday and Christmas themed invitations for bridal showers and weddings. We eventually purchased from Cards Shoppe, and we were very glad we did. Our guests really loved our custom invitations and wanted to know where we got them. I really recommend these sites for your bridal shower or wedding!