Sunday, April 14, 2013

Love is in the air!

...and all of that sappy stuff. My adopted baby brother is getting married in less than a week. I call him my "adopted" brother because he is really my brother-in-law and I have sort of taken to calling him my second younger brother. I love the guy and I am so happy for him. He gets upset with me if I don't make him a card; I never hear the end of it if he gets a store bought card from me. So, tonight I set about making him and his bride Kerry a card just for them.

This is what happened when I sat down in my craft room, music playing, a cat at my feet, and just let things come as they would:
Papers are My Mind's Eye Breeze. I chose them because the wedding colors are yellow and grey. I added the pop of red flowers with the flower soft, since he requested some red in their wedding. I'm not sure how Kerry has adopted this color into the scheme. I guess I'll find out on Saturday! Anyway, the cardstock is Bazzill. The image is Sarah Kay for Stampavie. I bought it simply because it reminded me of Kerry and Squid (that's my nickname for him). I purchased it and the grass and tiny flower stamps from my favorite stamping store in PA, Stamp Hideaway. Heidi's store is well worth a visit. She makes her own stamps there; the little grass and tiny red flowers are exclusive to her store.

I'm digressing again. That's nothing new, I know. The image was colored with copics. I mainly used Y13,11, and 00 as well as C5,3,1,and 00 for their outfits. I cut out a lot of shapes with my dies and punches, threw on some buttons, lace, and pearls, tied a bow with some seam binding, and ta-da!

Thanks for visiting. I hope you had a fabulous weekend. This card is for the following challenges:
Oozak - anything goes with pearls, lace and ribbon
Simon Says Stamp Challenge - April Showers OR spring flowers (I obviously used spring flowers)
Papertake Weekly - Bingo. I chose punches, free space, and ribbon

8 comments:

Sarah J. Moerman said...

Beautiful card! Adorable image! I love the yellow/grey combination! Thanks for joining us for the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!

Carla S. said...

What a sweet wedding card, Gina! Love the color scheme and adorable image! I'm sure they will love it!

lovingrammahood said...

This card is so adorable. I love the color combo and those sweet images..oh my :) The die cut for the grey card stock is fabulous !! The touch of red is genius.
Thanks for sharing.
Donna

Chris said...

Very cute card.

cabio's craft corner said...

Delightful and sweet card Gina. Love the flower texture and the fun button :o)
Hugs,
Cabio

Patti J said...

What a fun card! I'm sure that your 'adopted' brother will be so pleased that you made this beautiful creation for he and Kerry! Love it, Gina - the colors are so pretty, and it's just perfect for our Pearls, Lace, Ribbon challenge at Oozak! Thanks for linking up with us!

julieprice3 said...

This is gorgeous, I love the grey and yellow, so pretty
Hugs Julie P

Samantha Casey said...

I totally love your card! The colors are awesome, and that polka dot button! Ah I love it, amazing job. Thank you for joining us at the Oozak Challenge!

-Samantha