Monday, September 1, 2014

A Pair of Country Wedding Cards

I was recently asked to make 2 wedding cards for 2 sisters attending the same wedding. They gave me a piece of beautiful lace, a piece of burlap and some leopard-print crepe paper, along with the bridalshower invitation which included a Mason jar, plank floor panel, a banner, and sunflowers. They told me the bride and her bridesmaids were wearing purple dresses and everyone was wearing cowboy boots! YeeHaw!

With a lot of great suggestions and borrowed stamps from my friend Mary Anne, I was able to put this together. I downloaded a handled mason jar image from Glenda's World in a purple color, printed it and fussy-cut it, popping it up on foam tape. I used some tiny tags from SU! that were gold heat-embossed for their initials and the Mr & Mrs tag hanging from the top of the jar. The flowers were from my stash, and I used a SB die for the green stems and leaves. The tiny gold-embossed heart on the jar was done with a Lil Inker die and the "L" is a sticker. The plank floor was a piece of random dsp from my stash. The boots were from a GinaK stamp set and they were fussy cut and popped up on foam tape too. I managed to get a piece of that lace and leopard print on the jar as well as the flower centers, and added a couple tiny purple hearts & initial stickers to the tiny tags to finish the card. Whew!

Here's the card I made for the other sister - racking my brain to make something different while using the same elements! This one includes the banner with tiny sunflowers, on top of a piece of that pretty lace. I used the leopard print on the scallop behind the square panel which was done with a retired SU! stamp that says "love." Their last name starts with "L", so that was a real win-win find! I did the hearts with a SU! punch in vanilla, adding some purple pearls from Pizzazz Aplenty as well as a purple shirt with a gold embossed bow tie. The sister giving this card was astounded, because the bride's dress has little pearls running down the back of her dress, so this was yet another win-win! They both asked for cowboy boots on their cards, so thanks to Mary Anne for loaning me another cowboy boot stamp........this is the inside..

They're all gold embossed and the sentiment is from SU!

This may have been the biggest challenge I've had all year as far as making a custom card goes, but both sisters are happy with the results! Thanks again Mary Anne for all your help and loaning me the perfect stamps!

Wishing everyone a very happy Labor Day today! I hope you all enjoy the extra day off to relax and have fun! Thanks for stopping by!



aussie aNNie said...

Carol these turned out super the inside as well.xx
The Journey is the Start

Donna Hanley said...

Carol, I think you are probably understating how happy the sisters were with these outstanding cards. I'm sure they were thrilled to no end. Phenomenal cards, both of them. Wonderful job and the happy couple will certainly not get any other cards like these two that's for sure and they will be just as thrilled as the sisters were. Enjoy your day.

jimlynn said...

YeeHaw is exactly right! BOTH are so stunning I could sit here all day long and stare at them. Outstanding job of both!!!!

Jean Straw said...

Wow carol you did a grand job with these cards, managing to incorporate so many somewhat eclectic elements.
I think the second one is my favourite, I love what you did with the hearts and the lovely banner.
Jean x

scrAPpamondo said...

Your country cards are fabulous!!!
I love the use of yuta and all the pretty details!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Those cards were a labor of love! You did a great job designing, all I did was have the stamps. Glad the sisters were pleased with your hard work.

P.S. Great idea to have the boots dancing across the inside!

Brenda said...

Wow!! You knocked these cards out the park Carol! I am so impressed because I'm not sure I would have know how to do two wedding cards with this theme. I am loving the boots on both cards. The burlap looks amazing with the beautiful lace and that mason jar looks so real. Yep, you really did good and I can see why both sisters were very happy with the outcome. Well done my friend! Hugs, Brenda

JD/ Jill said...

What super personalized cards! I can see why they were happy with them. You seemed to hit all the bases...Way to go!

Benzi said...

Well, you really came through with these cards, Carol. I can see why they would be pleased. I just love those gold embossed boots on the inside. YeeHaw!!!

scrappymo! said...

Oh my goodness CArol...these are ;erfect for this country howdown wedding! Love those cowboy boots on the inside of the second card. They are fabulous.
There is a line dncing club up at the lake. They are beautiful to watch so sometimes I just take a coffee over to the clubhouse and enjoy their practice.

It is really hard on my knees or I would give it a try!

Your card fit the brief they gave you so well. I think they must just have loved them!

Judith Taylor - Wright said...

Carol these are awesome hun so much fabulous textile texture - can almost feel them from all the miles away hugs Judith x

SARN said...

You did a great job with a tricky subject! Well done that Woman! xxx

Hettie said...

Yee Haw! Great job on both of these cards. I would not have had a clue what to do with the bits you had. Great.

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Wow~! Those are both fabulous. You completely nailed it with both cards. I'm impressed how you got all the requested elements in there. You really outdid yourself in the creativity department this time!