Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Octo Wedding Wishes

Octo Wedding Wishes - Front 
Made this wedding wishes card for my best friend who is getting married this Sunday. I heartfelt wishes her and her husband have a wonderful marriage finally since they been dating longer than me and my husband (not to mention that I am going to have my second child soon).

Pink {INK} Sketch Challenges Sketch #7
This card layout is inspirational from Pink {INK} Sketch Challenges Sketch #7 sketch/challenge as shown above. I decided to use gold as the color of the card as my best friend mention that she likes gold when she hand me her wedding invitation. I decided to incorporate some red which in Chinese symbolized happiness events.

Octo Wedding Wishes - Different angle
As the layout suggested, I used lots of layers of papers and pop dots to make dimension for this card. The first layer is a red patterned paper of happiness in Chinese character (cannot see the character much as it was covered by the top layer). Then, I layer a gold corrugated paper on top of the red patterned paper. The third layer is a red strip secured with a white lace and red ribbon.
Close-up : Red strip with white lace and red ribbon

The circle is the fourth layer. Inside the circle, I make a sand bed by tearing up the yellowish paper but it cannot be seen much as the king and queen octopus has covered the sand bed. I decided to use 'king' and 'queen' because the whole card is gold based which is perfect for kingdom theme. Furthermore, marriage is once in a lifetime and people always make the best out of it which I think you can be 'king' and 'queen' for a day!
Close-up : 'King' and 'queen' octopus
In regard to that, it gives me opportunity to use lots of gems too on the 'king' and 'queen' octopus! I just love the bling on the crowns! I stamped "Heartfelt Wishes" on top of the circle in gold ink too!

Theme : Octopus
Title : Heartfelt Wishes
Dimension : 13.97cm x 13.97cm or 5.5" x 5.5"
Type : Vertical fold
Inlay : None

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Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card :-) I love the image ,, soo cute and the papers and design are perfect :-) I am sure the happy couple will love this :-)

thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
Lols x x x

Anonymous said...

Awww,so cute! Lovely colours :)

Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week.

Laurel said...

So cute. I am sure your friends will love it.

Deb said...

just gorgeous, love the crowns!
Many thanks for joining us at Cute Card Thursday for our animal crackers Challenge this week!
have a great day, Debxx

xxxtglxxx said...

This card really made me smile - its so cute! :)

The ribbon and lace border looks brilliant too.

Thanks so much for playing along at Charisma Cardz this week,



melania deasy said...

The two octopus so adorable, sweet card! Thanks for playing at Lawnscaping :)

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

How cute! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Lawnscaping. :)

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