Wedding Wishes

My youngest daughter, Kelsey, called me the other day and asked if I would make a card for her and her husband to give to a bride and groom with their gift.  Sure, I said, I can do that, no problem.  Do you know what at the wedding colors are and does the bride have a certain style.  Kelsey’s response, ” Something with pink and gold, and oh yeah, she’s went to art school and you should see her house, mom.  It’s amazing.”

Wow, no pressure there.  Here’s what I came up with.  I’ve sent Kelsey pictures and she has given me the the thumbs up.  Whew.


Before I started I knew I wanted to use brushed gold paper along with some version of the gold vellum.  I started with those two things in mind first, then added and subtracted other pieces along the way. The card base is brushed gold with a layer of Blushing Bride under the gold embossed vellum.

The flowers from Simple Stems were tricky. For the larger flower I tried several combinations of layers in all gold embossed, some gold embossed with some Blushing Bride pink, and finally landed on all Blushing Bride pink layers, separated by Stampin Dimensional.

Once the larger flower was settled, I could go forward with gold embossing of the tulip flower as a pretty contrast.  Of course I had to add some precious pearls on the flowers. The leaves were cut using the Little Leaves Sizzlit (Retiring) and my Big Shot in the gold glitter paper.  I had to add a couple of layers of paper napkins in order to get a tight enough platform to cut effectively through the thick glitter paper. The results were well worth it.

For the sentiment, I used some gold glitter paper as a base of the banner under some Pink Pirouette coordination paper with the sentiment embossed with Gold.  This was tricky also as the actual Forever & Always stamp from retiring set Loving Thoughts is all in a line, not staggered as I wanted to fit on the banner.  So I used my stamp-a-majig and masked off the second half of the phrase, stamped in versamark and heat embossed, then repeated the process masking off the ‘Forever’ and stamping in versamark the ‘& Always’.  Tip:  stamp and emboss first, then cut with the banner framelits so you know it is straight and will fit where you want it.

For a final touch, I created the coordinating envelope out of Brushed Gold.  I opted not to line this envelope for this card as I felt that might be a little like ‘gilding the lily’ as my mother likes to say.  For you young ones it means Too Much.

Thanks for stopping by today.  I hope you enjoyed this wedding card.  If you have any comments or questions scroll to the bottom and leave a comment.  I read and enjoy each and every one.



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About Lynn

Thanks for visiting my Site. My name is Lynn Kolcun and I'm a Stampin Up Demonstrator. I love being creative with paper and ink, learning new techniques and sharing my craft with you.


  1. ABSOLUTELY gorgeous, Lynn! I am completely wowed!

  2. As I started to read your blog, I knew you would come up with something fantastic. The card is magnificent, your daughter and her friend will surely adore it. Love it. Perfect. Great Job. 🙂

  3. what bride wouldn’t love your card! beautiful hardly does it justice.
    glad your post is back up…missed you!

  4. Your card is ABSOLUTELY STUNNING!!! I’m sure your “artistic bride” will be VERY happy with her card! My daughter went to art school as well and although she is a jewellery designer she is very appreciative of my “paper art”, as I’m certain this young bride will be to receive THIS! Wonderful job, you have certainly risen to the challenge. TFS!

  5. Thank you all so much for the oh so nice comments. Rosemarie commented that she had missed me. I was caught up in all the problems with Feedburner not sending out email notifications. This weekend I hired a wonderful stamper, Lisa Bernard at Queen B creations to switch me over to Feedblitz as my subscription service. In just one day I’ve noticed a huge difference. Thank you all for hanging in there and big thank you to Lisa.

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