Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Wedding Bells....and a Challenge!

Hi Everyone!  Thank you so much for the nice comments and emails regarding my Guest Designer spot over at My Sheri Craft's.  There is still time to get in on the "Back to School" challenge if you would like to take part. Also, my finger is healing and thank you for all the kind words regarding my recent surgery....like they say....getting old ain't easy!  Finally, I have a card for a JustRite Stamps Friday Challenge.  I have wanted to take part in these challenges for some time now but haven't had the time unfortunately.  Now that life is starting to slow down some I plan to be a regular over at that site!  I just love JustRite Stamps.  They are perfect go to stamps for me when making wedding, anniversary or birthday cards.  This week I have three wedding cards and a birthday card to make so I believe my JustRite stamps will be getting their exercise.  The challenge for this week was a color challenge with the following as the inspiration photo.  If you want, check out the challenge yourself over at JustRite Friday Challenge #102


Now I will readily admit that these colors are all lovely on their own but I struggled with putting them together into a card that didn't look too "precious".  I think what I ended up with works....I feel that the strong lines of the stamp as well as the sentiment being in black sort of "ground" the overall cutesyness of the card's colors.  I wanted to also include the roses that were in the picture as well as the delicate gold edging.  The edging for me came about with the mount that the sentiment is layered on as well as the color of embossing that I used for the the stamps.  I also busted out a new Spellbinder's die that I picked up at Hobby Lobby with a coupon too.  I wish my camera showed the softness of these colors a bit more.  It is a little hard to photograph today and I feel the pics don't do the card justice!  I also hand colored some roses and used a little enamel heart on the bow.  The bow is doubled...first I used one 5 loop bow and topped that bow with another 3 loop bow.  Kinda like it.  Then, I felt that the lower right hand side of the card became a bit heavy as I was trying to include the various colors so I evened the "weight " out by adding some flowers to the upper left hand side of the image.  I think that this works just fine as it is a wedding card and there is some lee way for going over the top with these cards!  Here is my card!  I am going to include it on two diff backgrounds in order to try and capture the colors....but am thinking it's a fail on both accounts!




Anyways, thank you so much for stopping by and please check out both My Sheri Craft's for my Guest Design gig as well as this new challenge I found over at JustRite Stamps!

Be well,
Sheila

13 comments:

Marge said...

Your card is absolutely EXQUISITE, Sheila!!!

Larissa Heskett said...

So BEAUTIFUL!! I LOVE the design!! Glad your going to be playing along and I look forward to seeing more of your creations!! Have a Fabulous Week!! =)

I'm a Little Teapot said...

That is totally NOT a fail for either background because the card looks stunning on both!

BEAUTIFUL card, Sheila!

Barb said...

Oh, my! This is gorgeous, Sheila! I love those soft, pretty colors and your design shows them off beautifully!

rcwidow (Linda) said...

Love how you used the colors!

Sasha said...

Your card is stunning, Sheila. And like you, I love JustRite stamps, too.
Congratulations on your guest designer spot!
Hope your finger is much better after your op...hugs! x

Dawn Turley said...

just gorgeous. That die is stunning. And your ribbon treatment is quite amazing.

Patty said...

Beautiful card!! What's the name of the background die cut...it's beautiful!!

Lenoria said...

This card is gorgeous and it is the one that caught my eye and made me come check out your blog from the Spellbinders site! I too would love to know what the background die is.

sheila said...

Hi! I have had two people, Lenoria and Patty both ask what is the name of this Spellbinder's die. I found this at the Hobby Lobby near my home and when I went on the Spellbinder site I saw that it is a new die this August. It is called Majestic Label's 25 and here is the link to the Spellbinder's store
http://www.spellbinderspaperarts.com/products/p-1124-majestic-labels-twenty-five.aspx

It cuts just beautifully....as do all the Spellbinder dies and a little tip that I always use is to rub a new dryer sheet over a die in order for the cut to come out of the die with ease!

Shona said...

Darn! Now I have to have that die! That card is BREATH-TAKING!! I love how you used the challenge colours,it's just so beautiful!

Jenni's Jems said...

This is truly lovely ...you are a whizz with these type of cards Sheila! and catching up with your blog was sorry to hear about your surgery,hope your finger is back to normal now!x

Brenda said...

Wow, gorgeous Wedding Card Sheila! Love the dies and the details they offer. Gorgeous bow!