So glad to be back to a routine. I've spent the morning playing catch-up on business then made a trip down to the Studio to create 2 weddings cards. My husband's niece as well as a dear friend I've known most of her life are both getting married Memorial Day weekend. It is impossible to attend both so I'll be representing Bob and I at the family wedding in Oklahoma while sending lots of prayers and well-wishes to Dasha and her fiance in southern Illinois.
The card today comes from a 2008 issue of Crafts 'n Things magazine. The sophisticated stamped wedding ensemble on page 19 is the creation of Keri Lee Sereika. We've visited Keri's Pink Lemonade blog at typepad before. Probably because her designs are beautiful and inspiring.
My inspiration was actually the cover of a wedding album. I didn't change anything except the technique for this card. Keri chose a lace background stamp to create her DP strip where I used the Starry Night CB folder for mine. Keri also used hers for the top strip, where I used mine as the mat for a coordinating DP. She used a ribbon accented with flowers on top of the strip. I chose not to use any additional accent because it seemed to get lost in the striped paper.
I chose SU Elegant Soiree papers, pairing them with Marina Mist and Very Vanilla CS. The sentiment is from Rubber Stampede. Though I used the same layout on both cards, I did reverse the mat/ pearls positioning on the other one.
One thing I did notice in putting this week's card together is I do not have enough 'elegant' DP. So guess I'll have to fix that as SU, as well as a couple other of my fav paper designers, have a great selection.
I'm hoping for a TPT card tomorrow. I already have a post for Wednesday. How is it possible to be ahead one day, yet still behind LOL