Tuesday, October 02, 2012

Flamingo Wedding Wishes

Flamingo Wedding Wishes
Is the time of the year again - wedding months! Made this wedding wishes card for a schoolmate who is getting married this weekend.

Edit to add:
This card is being featured in Lawn Fawn 
Fawny Flickr Friday dated 05 October 2012!

Loves Rubberstamps Challenge 19 - Pinterest Photo Inspiration
My 'crafting bugs' came crawling back when I saw the Loves Rubberstamps Challenge 19 - Pinterest Photo Inspiration as shown above. Automatically, I think of wedding, mostly because of the white and laces that the little girl wearing. 

Sunday Sketch and Stamp Challenge #126 - Sam's Sketch
I adopt a very simple sketch from Sunday Sketch and Stamp Challenge #126 - Sam's Sketch as shown above as Less is More - Week 87 Lucky Dip is on love and marriage theme which is just perfect!

Finally, I have a chance to try Chari Moss' stamp on stamp mirror stamping! I stamp the flamingo onto some pattern papers and trimmed accordingly. Another set is stamped onto a white circle. As it is wedding wishes card, I purposely stamp the flamingo beaks kissing each other. I distress the white circle edge with some red ink before adhering the trimmed flamingos.

Close-up : Embossed white card base with hearts design
For the second layer of the card base, I use a white card stock that has been embossed with hearts design. This is my first time try on dry embossing even though I had some embossing folders in my collection. I distress the edges with some red ink as well.

Close-up : pattern paper with 'double happiness' in Chinese character, '喜喜'
As for the strip, I used a pattern paper with 'double happiness' in Chinese character, '喜喜'. After adhering on to the white embossed card, The circle is attached onto the strip as shown in the sketch. A white lace with flowers design is overlapped the circle and pattern strip. The whole white embossed card is then adhering onto a red folded card base.

Close-up : Sentiment
The sentiment is stamped on a white card stock and trimmed fish tails on both end. It is later distress the edges with some red ink before adhering onto the pattern paper and trimmed accordingly. The sentiment is adhered to the position as in sketch with some dimensional foams.

Close-up : Details on the flamingos
I finish the card with some pink hearts pearls on the right upper corners as in the sketch. I also added some white hearts pearls in the middle of the flamingos to symbolize they are in love. Some diamonds are attached to the female flamingo neck on the right to look like wearing a necklace. I give the female flamingo some 'make-up' as well by hand-drawn few lashes to its closed eye. A hat is added to the male flamingo on the left.

Dimension : 21.5cm x 10cm or 8.5" x 4"
Type : Horizontal fold
Inlay : None

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This card is entering the challenge(s) organized by :
5) Inky Impressions IIC#78 - Animals (ending 02 October 2012)
6) Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Anything Goes! (ending 02 October 2012)

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Laura Love said...

This is adorable! All the white lace, pearls and flowers do make you think of a wedding! Great job being inspired by the photograph. I love all of the details and such a cute image too! Awesome job! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Loves Rubberstamps this week!

Paper Tails said...

Gorgeous card! I love the flamingos. Thanks for joining us at Inky Impressions.


Holly AKA KopyKat said...

This is so adorable, love it! Thanks for playing with us over at loves rubberstamps!!!

Sarah J. Moerman said...

What a CUTE wedding card! I LOVE the love birds! Thanks for joining us for the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!

sjouks kaarten said...

Beautiful card!
Thanks for joining the sunday sketch & stamp challenge.
Greetings Sjoukje

Aileen said...

Very pretty. x

Anne-Marie said...

It's totally gorgeous, I love it.

Thank you for joining us at Sunday Sketch and Stamp.

Anne-Marie x x

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