Friday 17 February 2012

All in the Family wedding card

I had such fun making today's card! I had the idea when I was making this card and got thoroughly involved in the characters as I was colouring them. I had the adults in the card holding hands and that set me thinking about romance and weddings. Come and see what happened:

Just look at them! I think they met at his sister's wedding and had a wonderful time dancing together. He took her phone number promising to call her and she was devastated when the call never came. Little did she know that he had his suit dry-cleaned with the scrap of paper still in the pocket and so he lost it. He couldn't get his blonde beauty out of his mind though and spent ages trying to trace her with his sister's help. In the end his persistence paid off and when they met up again it was as if they'd never been apart. He finally proposed on valentines day a year later, presenting her with the most beautiful diamond solitaire on bended knee. She had no hesitation in accepting of course and here they are - radiantly happy on their wedding day!

I really enjoyed dressing the happy couple! I sketched in a jacket over the shirt, tie and trousers he came in and made her a pretty vellum frock, adding lacy looking detail with my white gel pen. I chose a red theme for the wedding - have you noticed how he's wearing Cherry Cobbler socks to match the stripe in his tie?!

It's the little details that make a card special and I enjoyed giving my bride a bouquet to carry (stamped with a tiny floral stamp in Tiny Tags and added to with markers) and adding a single, tiny pearl to embellish her lacy gown. 

This beautiful sentiment from Teeny Tiny Wishes nestles inside scored lines and I introduced more texture to the card by embossing half of the card front with my Square Lattice embossing folder. Finally, with a watercolour pencil, I shaded in some grass for them to scamper about on!
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Stamps: All in the Family, Tiny Tags, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Basic Grey
Card stock: Very Vanilla, scrap of vellum 
Other: Markers, watercolour pencils, white gel pen, Square Lattice embossing folder, Basic Pearls, scoring blade, stamp-a-majig
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Last year my son was invited to sing in a small choir at the wedding of one of his teachers. When I asked him whether he'd enjoyed the wedding he said that he'd particularly enjoyed a story told by one of the couple's friends during the service: A pair due to wed asked their mothers' advice before the wedding. "My socks are so smelly - what shall I do?" asked the groom. His mother suggested he get up before his wife and wash them out. "My breath is so stinky in the morning - what will he think?" worried the bride. Her mother told her to brush her teeth before he got up in the morning. On the morning after their wedding night, the bride got up early to get her teeth brushed but woke her husband as she got out of bed. "Oh no - my breath!" she gasped covering her mouth. "Oh no!" he cried. "You've swallowed my socks!"

Have a wonderful weekend and I'll be back here very soon.



  1. She really is a blond beauty, isn't she! Just adorable and a great wedding card!

  2. Ingenious card Vicky! Love the story behind their meeting and her beautiful dress!
    Hugs, Victoria ~x~

  3. Wonderful card Vicky, been waiting all week to see what you came up with but am seriously worried that you are now making up stories about bits of rubber! Have a good weekend
    M x

  4. I love this modern wedding card your half embossed card, gorgeous card


  5. Worthy of a Mills and Boon novel - actually no, it's better! And your son's story did make me laugh! Absolutely gorgeous card. I love what you can do with that lattice embossing folder.

  6. Now you've started something ...... I'll be waiting for the next instalment!!! Love the story telling behind the card, brilliant! Helen (Sydney)

  7. Fabulous card. Love the detail on her dress. Cute story, too.

  8. Vicky you made me smile. I think you may have created a series that you will have to continue on with! Love your cute wedding card with it's modern look. x

  9. Hilarious . . . loved your little wedding tale . . . and your son's story . . . Oh . . and you made a great card too! xxx

  10. Oh the card is adorable Vicky! Mum and I have had such a laugh at the wedding joke :) I love your story about the bride and groom (it wouldn't be how you and hubby met? ... ;) Hugs Sarah xx

  11. This is soooo sweet! I'm not sure which bit I like best, from the embossing onwards. It has to be those socks, though, doesn't it? I wouldn't even have noticed if you hadn't pointed them out. Fantastic attention to detail.

  12. More fun here today Vicky, cute couple on your card, love the cherry cobbler socks LOL xxx

  13. Hello Vicky

    Your card is brilliant and gorgeous. I love the modern touch, and what a love story. Just perfect.


  14. Lol! I enjoyed reading both stories, Vicky. Your couple look fabulous.....brilliant work!

  15. I love your darling card and sweet sweet story to go with!

  16. Hi Vicky
    Fabby sweet card it cute ....
    Hugs sylvie

  17. Such a sweet card, and what a gorgeous couple! I love the background story of how they met! Michelle x

  18. It was worth waiting for! I love her dress.
    However I think maybe it is time for a little rest in that place where they send men in white coats to come and fetch you!

  19. Great post, love your story and beautiful card and then your sons little tale has just set me up for the rest of the day.


  20. Such a clever use of vellum, you little artist you. x

  21. This is the sweetest, Vicky! I love the lace detail on her vellum dress!

  22. I can tell you were totally absorbed in this story, you old romantic you ;0) I love the little characters and the details you've added Vicky when does the book deal happen?
    Jenny x


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