April 6, 2011

showers of …


Last Sunday was my niece Amy’s bridal shower. It was a lovely afternoon. Since gifts are the focus of a shower, I just have to say that some of the ladies outdid themselves on their wrapping. There were bath towels rolled and stacked as a wedding cake, complete with ribbon woven with flowers, pearls and wedding rings. Another package had fresh roses adorning it. And my favorite was three large stacked boxes draped in white tulle, which was gathered at the top with lilac type flowers flowing down the sides. Sorry there are no pictures to share, but my photos didn’t turn out.

The card befuddled me a bit for it’s been some time since I’ve needed one for a bridal shower. Besides the colors taken from the invitation, the only thing I was sure of using was the little Martha Stewart umbrella punch I had bought on clearance for $2.99 last summer. (Thus far, it has been a waste of money since I haven’t used it.) After playing with some different sketches on paper and then the actual elements, here’s the final card.


The occasional downside of my cards is that there is a lot of space inside for a message, which is a bad thing when you are running late and not sure what to write. For those of you in the same position, feel free to use my words:  Best wishes for a wedding as magical as your dreams and a marriage better than you ever imagined. May all the love you and Tim have come to know continue to grow.


nancy

supplies:
paper:  white c/s (Staples); yellow and pink c/s (Recollections); Bianca (Melissa Frances); Pink Thin Stripes (Frances Meyer)
stamps:  Simple Valentine and Tiny Tags (PTI)
ink:  razzberry (Colorsnap); pink geranium pigment (Martha Stewart)
punches:  umbrella and doily lace edge (Martha Stewart)
extras:  pink mini foil alphas (Jolee’s); flowers (Michael’s); floss #4180 (DMC); coarse glitter (Martha Stewart); yellow marker from stash

9 comments:

Anna said...

Love your card! I really like the border punch and the way you used and colored the valentine stamp! I will have to try it! I also like all of the texture in your card. Great job!

Jessie said...

Wonderful card! I love the flower! The umbrellas are so cute!

lam said...

Beautiful and elegant card. Love all the layers and mix of patterns. The colours looks great together, I´ve never thought of using those colours together( I´m not a big fan of yellow) but seeing your card, make me want to try.

Michelle Philippi said...

Mmm...chunky glitter - love that....and those little umbrellas tucked under the flower are so sweet!

Marybeth said...

Nancy , you card is beautiful. Perfect shower card. Love the umbrellas . Pink and yellow,I might give that a try.

Kelly in Canada said...

Nancy,
Well, now I think you can decide that it was $2.99 well spent. Your card is lovely; all of the elements work so well together. Textures, colours, images. Oh, and your sentiment for inside is thoughtful and well written, too.

Sylvia said...

Beautiful card, Nancy! Love the colors, I am sure the wedding will be beautiful! Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving me a sweet message. Have a wonderful weekend!

Linda (LSN on SCS) said...

What a wonderful wedding card! Truly elegant in it's simplicity! That umbrella turned out to be a perfect element on the card. All of the wrapping sounds amazin.


Linda

Chris said...

I love the little rain drippy heart patterned paper with the teeny sparkly umbrellas! You did a fabulous job! And your sweet words inside are perfect!