I have had this LOTV wedding stamp for some time but never got around to using it, however, today seemed the perfect opportunity to create a classic wedding card. As my current pack of blank cards is a small square size it's not left me much room for embellishments or adding a text - I'll have to decorate and put something inside the card. I had a few problems with the ribbon - it started out white but looked grubby so I took it off then couldn't find another piece of white I liked so opted for the soft lavender satin, tied a bow and fixed the ends with a little glue - I'm still not 100% happy with it though.
The image is coloured with Copics, not many, just the cool greys for his outfit together with touches of B60 & 63 and I've also added shading to her dress with the B60 although it's hard to see. Skin tones are with my usual E000, 00 & 21, then her hair is E30 & 31 and his is E71 & 74. For the bouquet, ribbon and little hearts I used V01, V12, 15 & 17 with BG 72 for leaves. I've added Frosted Lace Stickles for a little sparkle then matted the image with textured white card and 3d mounted over my embossed background. When it came to flowery embellishments I've made my own flowers from MS punched hydrangeas and Marianne diecuts, plus tons of pearls! The picture doesn't do the card justice, despite taking in bright daylight I still had to lighten the image in photo-shop and the focus still isn't right - argh! I am hating getting to grips with this camera!
Now for the challenges: Paper Sundaes have a list of toppings to use - I have chosen sparkle, pearls and diecuts. Die Cut Dreams have a wedding theme while the Lili of the Valley challenge blog have love is in the air as their theme, and finally, Stampavie and More are looking for pearls.
And on that note - it's back to the tv and the glass of bubbly!