Sunday, August 2, 2020

Salty Kisses for The Paper Players

Hello friends, welcome back and  I hope you're doing well.  It's time for a new challenge at The Paper Players!  The lovely Laurie is hosting our theme challenge, wedding or anniversary.

I decided to go with the wedding theme.  I have had a cute Waffle Flower stamp set for two or three years but have never used some of the images, which are perfect for a rather untraditional wedding card.

See what I mean?  It would definitely work best if the bride and groom are dog owners/lovers, so I'm not sure how practical this card is but I think it's pretty sweet for the right couple.

The entire card was colored with Copic markers.  I started with the "bride and groom" and the wedding arch (I think that's what it's called??).  I wanted the fabric to remain white, so I just added a bit of subtle shading with light gray markers.  After the coloring was complete, companion dies were used to die cut the images.

Then, onto the background.  I kept the coloring very simple using light brown with dots of darker browns for the sand, two-three colors of blue for the ocean and the two lightest blues for the sky. A white gel pen was used to trace along the ocean waves. After the panel was die cut with a stitched rectangle die, it was adhered to the card base.  When the arbor/arch was added, it partially hid the little sail boat, but of course the newlyweds would be be able to see it. 😊 The last bits were to add some Bridal Mix jewels (of course!) and use a shimmer pen to add sparkle to the flowers and flowing fabric.

Thanks for visiting, I always appreciate it so much!  Be sure to head over to the PP blog to check out all the beautiful cards by the other DT members and hopefully be inspired to join us this week!


Stamps:  Salty Kisses (Waffle Flower)
Paper:  Neenah Solar White
Ink:  Gina K Obsidian Amalgam, Versafine Clair Nocturne (sentiments)
Other:  Salty Kisses matching dies, Stitched Rectangle die (Simon Says Stamp), Tonic Nuvo Aqua Shimmer pen, Bridal Mix jewels (Lucy's Cards Little Things)
Copics:  B24, 12, 00, 000, 0000, E47, 44, 42, 39, 37, 35, 33, 30; G28, YG45, 41, RV34, 32, Y08, 04, T4, 2, 0


Ann Schach said...

Aw! This is SO cute, Stef! I know tons of dog-loving couples who would love a wedding card featuring these adorable pups! So many fabulous always!

Nora Noll said...

What a darling card!! I love that little beach scene you created with the critters!!! So fun!!

laurie said...

Thats just adorable. Sweet scene!

LeAnne said...

Perfect little "destination wedding" scene....executed perfectly! What a fun card, I love it!

Stamps-N-Lingers said...

Oh gosh - our friends are getting married in the Fall - on the beach. And they're huge animal/dog lovers - so this would be perfect! It is just adorable!! :)

Allisa said...

Such a cute card, love your little beach scene!

Joanne James - The Crafty Owl said...

Stef this is adorable! So many beautiful little details - it would be so perfect for a couple celebrating a beach wedding. I love it!

Anne Marie Hile said...

Stef, you card just made me smile! Such an adorable scene you created and of course, your coloring is stunning. SO sweet!

Claire Broadwater said...

Stef, this is fabulous! I know a lot of couples that would LOVE this fun wedding card. I am always blown away at your coloring. WOW! I love this non traditional card. So creative, My Friend!