Monday, May 2, 2011

The Wedding Season begins...

As we move into May, I've found the wedding season approaching. Trying to plan ahead, I purchased Wedding Gown Circle in my last Stamping Bella order. And like many of the Bella images, it now comes with an appropriate sentiment. Paulineabella made a beautiful card in March that gave me the inspiration for this one.


I started by stamping the image with Memento Tuxedo black ink onto Bella's Bestest paper. The image is small but fits perfectly into a two inch circle punch. I didn't want the little border that that leaves though, so I cut this out by hand. I then added a couple Floral Doily Motif Nestie dies along with the classic circle large. Coloring was done with Copic markers in cool grey tones along with BG10, appropriately named Cool Shadow, for the surround shading. Of course, I had to get in some girly bling too and added Bella glitter with a Quickie Glue pen and some Kaiser half moon pearls.

I loved that this didn't take that long to color but I can't say the same for the time it took to decide on a layout. After adding the circle dies, the image panel became pretty large. To compensate I had to make the card 5x7 inches. But no matter what I added, I ended up taking it all off and opted instead for simplicity on the card front. The double satin ribbon and embossed paper seemed the only adornments necessary.

I'm off to work on this week's challenge card - flowers but first I have to decide which Bella image I'll be working with. Hope you find time to play along with us as well.

Thanks for stopping by.

Cath

7 comments:

Pauline said...

Oh so pretty Cath. Like what you did with your dies on this one. Love the white and grey tones!

Dana White said...

Cath this is stunning - I love all the layers on it - I must remember this

Jess-The Whimsical Butterfly said...

oh WOW this is stunning! Your coloring is wonderful and that die adds so much elegance. beautiful work!

Leslie said...

Beeeeeeautiful and perfect timing! I need a wedding shower card and had that image out on my desk last night but had no inspiration - now I do - thanks!!!!

Ebru Vatansever said...

Wow, simply gorgeous Cath. I love the layer of circles and the image. It's absolutely the perfect wedding card.

Kerri said...

Very nicely done..true talent..thks for sharing...

Steph said...

What a gorgeous card, the dies work so well with this image. Beautiful! x