Thursday, June 24, 2010

Mo’s Wedding Card

I tried a little experiment and took an image, printed it twice and colored them both the same. I will do this when I plan to cut out pieces and pop them up for dimension, but this time I wanted to see what I’d create. This is the first of the cards using identically colored Jack and Ginger from Mo Manning (I'll try to get the second card done soon). I wanted to make a non-traditional wedding card and I figured by pairing the image of an elderly couple with the verse, it would fit the bill. Kind of give a shapshot of what the happy couple can hope to experience in 50 years.

Sketch and Color Inspiration ~ Stamping for the Weekend #41 ~ Sketch with Blue and Yellow

Cinema Saturday #84 ~ Father of the Bride
This is such a classic movie and Steve Martin shines in his role. As an only daughter who’s father suddenly passed away 4 months before her wedding, I have a soft spot in my heart for the film. I often spoke to my dad about our someday walk down the aisle. It was something we’d looked forward too for 35 years. I’ll simply tell you I had tears falling when I walked the aisle with him in spirit. Sorry about that, back to the card. I choose to be inspired by the love the parents have for each other. I know my image has an older couple than the movie parents, but the look they are giving each other reminds me of the movie’s characters, and my own parents.
A Spoon Full of Sugar #109 ~ Good Luck/Best Wishes
I don’t believe in luck, just hard work; but every wedding should start with lots of well wishes.
DP2 Challenge #37 ~ Anything Goes
S2G Twisted Thursday #62 ~ Something New
I used this wonderful new digi image from Mo Manning. I shouldn’t tell you that somewhere in my house is a clear cling stamp of this image from Stampavie. I searched high and low but couldn’t find it and HAD to use the image for a few cards. I actually prefer the digi as I was able to make it larger than the clear stamp, which I found a day later.
365 Cards Day 110 ~ Love is in the Air with a Twist
Ack, I just realized part of the challenge was to have ‘love’ on the card. I’m going to be a rebel, since this is after the prize draw, and say the love is unspoken and conveyed by the longing look the couple is giving each other. C’mon, I hit all the other criteria for a non-traditional card. A girl has to take a bit of interpretative freedom now and then. :o)

My Creation

Image Detail
The silhouette of these lovebirds is pretty similar to me and Mr.Gears!
Tip - I usually use solid shading to ground my images. In this case I grabbed a few Copics and created a 'stoney' path for the couple just by using dots.
Ins and Outs ~ Mo’s Wedding Card
Stamps: Jack and Ginger (Mo Manning Digi); Computer Generated Verse
Paper: SU Whisper White, DCWV Café Mediterranean

Ink: Copics (W1, 3, 5, 7; C1, 3, 5, 7; G82, 85; B93, 95, 97; E21, 25, 29, 50; Y32; YR21); Spicas (Lipstick, Pitch Black, Gold, Olive); Uniball White Gel Pen; Gelly Clear Star; Laser Printer

Accessories: Pop up dots, SU Rub on (inside verse)


  1. Wonderful! I love that sentiment with this image. Thanks for joining us in Mo's Challenge this week.

  2. LOVE it!!! that image speaks volumes and the path is awesome :)
    So glad you joined us rebels on 365 lol but i do see "love" inside ;)

  3. this is just so darn are quite talented! glad u joined in at S2G!

  4. SOOO beautiful! What a great stamp set! love this and where you got your inspiration from!!! Thanks for playing along with us over at Cinema Saturday!!!
    Big hugs!
    Sankari :)

  5. Such a sweet card.. Thanks for joining us at Mo's this week.

  6. Love your card!Their eyes tell it all!! The idea for the stone path is great.
    Hugs Cheryl

  7. AWWW how sweet is this:O) Love that image, fab colouring. Pretty papers, great take on the sketch.
    Thank you for joining Stampin' for the Weekend, good luck!

  8. this is fantastic! Thank you so much for joining the SFTW challenge this time, good luck!


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