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Friday, June 10, 2011

I Tried Something New

Hello my dear friends,

my eldest niece is going to get married this July in Germany and I won't be able to go to her wedding which is very sad. The next best thing I could think of is to make her a wedding card. I would be able to put my heart into it and make it something special.

I wanted this card to be pretty and elegant, not loud or colorful, just very lovely and subtle. I knew straight away how I wanted the card to look.

I picked several pieces of card, all in neutral tones (some textured, some with patterns and some regular) and I also used some vellum to create my card.

I found a vintage wedding picture from the 1920's on the internet which was just perfect! My idea was coming together slowly. I also decided to use crushed white ribbon and half pearls to add the finishing touches to my design.

I think all of the different items I used really compliment each other and this is the finished card...

I used my flower and a butterfly punches for the embellishments.

I added two small butterflies (to represent my niece and her husband to be) and I punched them from vellum and folded the wings a little to make them stand out from the rest of the card.

This is the actual picture.

For the inside I printed this lovely quote:

Two Hearts,
two Lives,
one Dream ...
together Forever.

I hope my niece will like it!

Please leave a comment and let me know what you think!

Have a peaceful and creative day,

Karen B.


  1. Your card is beautiful, very elegant. The sentiment inside is lovely. I am sure your niece will cherish it. The butterflies make it so special.


  2. Absolutely lovely - I think that any bride would love this!

  3. This is so wonderful, you cannot believe how much it does to me.
    I have only one wedding picture of my parents(1938), who both died when they were 55 - 56 years old.
    After the fire in our house, i lost many (all old)pictures .
    But the wedding picture i got from a sister of my mother.
    I kopied it and i tried to make something of it.
    But it is not as beuatiful as yours.
    Now i have an idea what i can do with it.
    Thank you so very very much.Love ,

  4. BEAUTIFUL! She will know it has been made with so much love.

  5. Hi Karen,
    I think you niece will cherish this! Beautiful card, very well done.
    Have a great weekend,

  6. Hi Karen! Believe it or not, I found you through PINTEREST and I am now your newest follower. Isn't that crazy?

    Love your blog,

  7. Beautiful Card! I'm sure your niece and her fiance will be blessed by it!