Friday, September 27, 2013

All Things Beach-y

Hi there!  What a crazy, busy week this has turned out to be!  One of the many things that has kept me busy is making invitations (and addressing them using my mad calligraphy skills! ha) for our daughter and future son-in-law's beach wedding.  It will be a small gathering of family present for the ceremony.  The real party will follow a week later here in St Louis!
I chose to make a pocket type card to include an insert with all the pertinent information.  The flip flops were scaled down from a pattern found on the internet.  The white "thong" pieces sparkle with the help of Stampin' Up!s Dazzling Diamonds and the pearl was just the right finishing touch.  The Crumb Cake pocket was sponged with Sahara Sand and Crumb Cake inks to get a sandy beach effect.  It was then lightly misted with a mixture of alcohol and Champagne Mist (now retired) for a subtle sparkle.  The shell is from the By the Tide stamp set.  A little Blushing Bride ink (how fitting, huh?  lol) was sponged inside of the shell for a little definition.
The insert representing the "ocean" was sponged with Marina Mist and Soft Sky inks.  Circle punches were used to make the "wedding rings" out of some metallic cardstock (non-SU).  The "diamond" was from our silver Glimmer paper.
The invitations  look so much better in real life - very sparkly.  They were delivered to the future bride and groom earlier this week to be mailed.  They both were very happy with the final product.  Whew!  lol 

OK, must run to meet with a friend to help celebrate her last chemo treatment!!!  Hope you have a great weekend and thank you for stopping by today!

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