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Hello! Welcome to my blog and thank you for stopping by. I design and create handcrafted greeting cards. I like to call this passion of mine "visual poetry" ....imagery on paper. Please feel free to browse the photos of my cards and leave a comment.

Friday, June 26, 2015

Today and Always

Hello, everyone! I'd like to share with you that I was invited to be a guest designer on the Craft-Dee Bowz blog this month. I was honored to be asked and this is the card I created to capture the theme, which was "wedding". 

To me, there is something about weddings that calls for elegance. Maybe it’s the gorgeous attire of the bride and her bridal party or the beautifully decorated wedding reception halls. Traditional colors of ivory or white, accents of gold, and pearls and bows immediately come to mind. So, here is the card I created for June’s wedding theme. I do hope you like it.

I started with GKD (Gina K Designs) Pure Luxury Ivory card stock for my base. I cut a layer in ivory using a Sue Wilson’s Spanish Collection – Granada die and outlined the edges with a Sakura Gelly Roll gold pen. This was adhered to my base card. Next, I cut another layer in wedding designer paper using a die from Sue Wilson’s Spanish Collection – Seville set and layered it over the ivory layer.

A Poppy Stamp Claudette Oval Frame die was used to create my frame which was then stamped with a sentiment from GKD Elegant Florals stamp set using Versamark ink. The sentiment was then embossed with gold EP and adhered to my prepared base card using dimensionals.

In my final steps I attached a pearl spray to my card, created my bow in ivory satin, attached a lace butterfly and added a pearl to its center. This completed my project.

I hope you enjoyed this post and have been inspired to create a wedding card. You just never know when an invitation may arrive requesting your presence at another beautiful wedding!

This card was entered into the following challenge(s):
613 Avenue Create  -  Challenge #129 - AG
TTCRD  -  Challenge Jun 23-29  -  AG
Fan-Tastic Tuesday  -  Challenge #91 - AG
IIC  -  Challenge #215  -  Embellish It!
Word Art Wednesday  -  Challenge #189  - AG
Creative Moments  -  Challenge #71 - AG / Big Announcement
Papertake Weekly  -  Tri-Tastic Challenge
The Sisterhood of Crafters  -  Wedding Month Challenge
Sister Act  -  Challenge #112 - AG


Carole Robb Bisson said...

Olga, This white on white is layered so beautifully. It is so lovely. Thank you so much for taking time to post your very creative art with us this week at Word Art Wednesday, on our 189th Challenge. We appreciate you very much.
Blessings, Carole

Mary Marin said...

Creative and beautiful. thanks for playing with us at Creative Moments Maria

Terri's Cards N' More said...

Gorgeous creation, Olga. So elegant. Thanks for joining the Sisterhood's "Wedding" challenge.

rachel taylor said...

lovely card thanks for sharing with FTT rachel dt

Hazel said...

Thanks for sharing your lovely crafting for Fan-tastic Tuesday challenge 91 - hope to see you again soon, Hazel, DT x

Amy Ottmers said...

Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Sister Act, good luck!!! Amy DT

~ginny said...

So elegant Olga - and beautifully designed! Love the touch of gold, the pearls and the double bow with the butterfly! Thank you for sharing your design & creativity at 613 Ave C!
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Verna Angerhofer said...

I love this beautiful card. Congratulations on the guest designer spot.

Judy Woodland said...

This is just so stunning Olga!! I am so partial to tone on tone, and you have executed that look beautifully here. And you are always such a master at layering die cuts together. GORGEOUS!! And congrats on your guest designer gig - hope you have fun with it!

Donna Phelan said...

GORGEOUS! Congrats on your Designing Gig! :) said...

What a beautiful and elegant wedding card! Thanks for joining us at The Sisterhood of Crafters!

Diane said...

Totally gorgeous Olga!!! Any bride would love to receive this card! Thank you for joining us at "The Sisterhood" for our "Wedding" challenge!
Diane TSH DT

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Oh Olga this is just beautiful! I love white-on-white for wedding cards! Just gorgeous! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sisterhood’s ‘WEDDING’ challenge and please come back again soon!
one of the 'Sistahs'
The Sisterhood of Crafters

Sara Sherlock said...

Beautiful. I love the white on white. There's so much depth to your creation. Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. We are looking forward to seeing you again in the next challenge.
FP3 {My Blog}

Lois Wyche said...

This is a beautiful card. I love the use of white on white.

Diane said...

Wow what a stunning design.

Hugs Diane