I seem to be on a blue kick this week! A few weeks ago one of the older ladies at Church asked if I would make a wedding card for a family member’s June wedding. I was so touched that they would ask. They are such a special couple. The husband of this pair just turned 90 earlier this year and you would never know it because they are both so full of life. They love to joke and tease and I really treasure them. When I asked her what kind of card she wanted or what colour, all she suggested was “blue”, because she loves blue. So here we are!
I stamped the larger arrangement of Camellias from Power Poppy's Simply Camellias set numerous times onto XPress it Blending card stock. I also stamped an extra image of the blossoms on another piece of card stock so I’d have something to colour and fussy cut later. I spent a lot of time giving the flowers depth with Copics.
The card is 5 1/4 x 5 1/4 so they’ll have lots of room if they need it on the inside.
As you can see I added three extra fussy-cut blooms and leaves popped up in the design to really make it feel full and have some dimension.
The pretty scripted love sentiment is from My English Rose, another one of Marcy’s hand-lettered marvels! Accents are simple with the lace, seam-binding and pearls finishing it off.
I had to add something simple for the inside to finish it off, so I stamped the smaller blossom of camellia in a little bowl inside and added a wee bit of colour to the blossom.
This is the last week of our May Flowers Power & Spark Challenge! Hasn’t it been fun? I still have to pop into the gallery a second time and do some commenting on your wonderful creations. You have four days left to enter to win a Power Poppy set of your choice!
Here’s the Bloom Brigade playing along today!
Christine Okken (you are here)