Today's challenge at 365 Cards is to create a wedding card befitting the recent Royal Wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge . It is probably hard to see, but the card base is a deckle edge card. I selected this bride and groom stamp, by Paper Inspirations, that I used to make my youngest daughter's Save the Date announcements when she got married in 2007.
I chose not to watch this Royal wedding, though I was home and could have, but did of course see follow-up footage. I would say the one word that best described the wedding was "understated," though elegant also comes to mind.
With that in mind, I wanted to keep my card pretty simple. I chose to mat the bridal couple in metallic sapphire to pay homage to Princess Diana's engagement ring. The sentiment from Stampington and Company could not be more fitting for this wedding. I added the bow, by Character Constructions, at the top to frame the card. Although I used the same black ink, it did not show up real well on the gold metallic paper. I decided to add some soft dots to the bow with a black glitter pen. I searched my ribbons and flowers but in the end decided it would be too fussy. Instead, I chose a gold Fleur de Lis brad. Though often associated with the French, it is used throughout Europe on countless coats of arms and flags over the centuries, and I thought it was a nice finishing touch.
I value your comments on my design. Thanks, as always for stopping by. Happy Mothers' Day to everyone. Yvonne