Saturday, June 4, 2011

...and the bride wore white.

Hello and welcome to my Saturday post for Our Creative Corner.  Thanks so much for stopping by.  Our hostess this week, Sharon Wheet, has such a sweet challenge for us.  We are to make a wedding card or other paper craft project but she has given us a recipe of what is to be included.  First it is to be soft and elegant, then you are to include a sheer fabric such as organza or tulle, some kind of trim such as ribbon, lace, baker's twine or crocheted trim, a flower, at least one pearl and some stitching (real or faux).  Wow, what a delicious recipe.  I couldn't wait to get started on this one!

Here's what I did:  I wanted it to be all white on white, but then rethought it and decided to include one slim layer of black to give it a little kick.  I applied a bit of my UTEE/gold EP mix around the edge to bring in the gold.  The white layer is embossed with an SU embossing folder.  Along the bottom, under the flower and bow, I ran a strip of very fine white tulle - it's actually four layers of tulle, stretched and secured at the back.  Across the tulle, I ran a length of that amazing embroidered lace.  Added one of my favorite crinoline flowers (tutorial here), tied a bow of the lace and inserted a gold and pearl stick pin through a tag to secure it.  I topped it off with a his and hers heart set.  It's really a pretty simple card for me - not as much layering as I usually do, but I wanted to give the embellishments the staring role.  Most of these embellishments can be found in my Etsy store as follows:
Venise Lace Hearts
Crinoline
Embroidered Sheer Lace (brand new in the shop and completely gorgeous!)
Stick Pins
Rosebud Appliques

That's it for this week's Saturday post.  I hope you will join in the fun with us this week at Our Creative Corner.

Challenges Entered
Tuesday Throwdown - DYI Embellishments
Cooking it Up with Katie - Give me a Romantic, Embossed, Ribbon

22 comments:

Sue said...

Clean, pure and full of innocence this card, you have succeeded in giving the elements the staring role Linda, it is a gorgeous card.
Smiles:)

Auntie Em said...

So pretty! Love the lace hearts and their little embellishments.
Thanks for sharing! :)

Nancy said...

This is stunning, Linda!! I've got a couple of wedding cards to make - thank you for the inspiration!

♥ Marlou ♥ said...

Your card is so beautiful and your beautiful pin too :)

Lori said...

Linda you are always a magician with white cards, as soon as I saw your post heading I knew I'd be in for a beautiful surprise. Love the gorgeous flower and hearts!

Margreet said...

what an amazing card Linda....I must make a wedding card myself and hope this will inspire me!
xxx Margreet

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Very pretty! Love all the lace and your BG too. Beautiful flower!

Sharon said...

As always Linda, what an exceptional card! WOW! its soo beautiful! I love all the delicate lace layers, and your flowers always come out looking so fabulous! I'm glad that you had fun with this one :)

Irene said...

Hello Linda

Wow, your card is sbsolutely stunning and beatuiful, just perfect.

luv
irene
xxxx

Beverly Gotthardt said...

Love how you did the little bow tie, I think I'll get to use some of my stuff I ordered from you on this challenge ;-)

Jennifer Rzasa said...

Linda, this is so pretty! And I agree with you- the black helps to accentuate the beauty of the white-on-white. Hope you have a fabulous weekend!

coldwaters2 said...

Wowww Linda this is just totally breathtaking truly wonderful I love it.
Hugs
Lorraine x

Irene said...

GORGEOUS and STUNNING!!!!

Irene

Anne-Marie said...

I'm gobsmacked!! How gorgeous is this.....wow!

Netty said...

Oh wow your wedding card is fabulous, so lush. Have a great weekend. Annette x

Marjie K said...

This is so gorgeous, Linda. The bride could wear a plain white sheet with this pinned on it!!!

Vicki B. said...

Total gorgeousness Linda!! I so love how you can put so many elements together to make such a perfect, vintage, shabby chic creation!!!

Darlene said...

OMG this is so beautiful.

Debs said...

Gorgeous white on white--love it, so very classy
Debs
xxx

Vibekke`s Scrappbooking Art said...

WOW!! This card is stunning, gorgeous, fantastic, beautiful!!!

Lauren said...

This is adorable! Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown!

Lauren

JACKIE M said...

Beautiful card Linda I love the elegance of all the white layers, gorgeous :)

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