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Tuesday, August 16, 2016

A Wedding Card

My granddaughters volleyball coach is getting married this Saturday.  
Of course I would make a card for him, but we don't know much about their likes, taste and home decor.  So I had my daughter text him and ask what flowers they are having in their wedding and also the color theme.
He did NOT have a clue...maybe peach and turquoise?, but NO idea about flowers!
So that shot an idea down about using their specific flower and color scheme. 
However in their registry they wanted the Fiesta dishes...4 of each of many colors!
So I decided to use that reference and painted my card!
I used Altenew Beautiful Day, embossed in gold on Mixed Media paper and used my distress inks to color it in...kind of went with a light turquoise color for the leaves!
Added some gold hearts since it is a wedding card!

Here is a close up, it doesn't show the shine from the WOS that I used on the flowers, but it really is pretty IRL!!
Okay, now I can go watch the Women's volleyball team play in the Olympics...put my feet up and relax!!
Have a good one friends!
Heart Hugs, friends!


  1. This is so pretty and what great thought went into making it personal. I can't wait to see your granddaughters in the Olympics in future years.

  2. Oh Colleen this is stunning , they are going to love this! The gold embossing is a perfect touch. I watched the late game last night........

  3. Truly beautiful card Colleen! The colors are just fabulous together and I especially love the elegance of the gold. They will definitely LOVE this card!! :0)

  4. Gorgeous flowers and lovely gold embossing!! Watched the volleyball! Too bad they lost for gold, but great effort!!

  5. Beautiful!! I love it with the gold EP and the colors you used are amazing. They will cherish this one Colleen no matter what their color scheme is : )


  6. What a perfect congratulations card that would be ideal for so many occasions. I love your colouring and placement of the flowers which frame the card so well. Your story of the groom makes me smile!!!

  7. Your detective work was great, Colleen, and your card is utterly gorgeous! It will be cherished!! Hugs, Darnell

  8. Oh my goodness--I'm sure they will treasure this very special & gorgeous card! You nailed it, Colleen--no matter what their wedding flowers turned out to be!


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