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Monday, May 30, 2011

Digital Challenge at Lily Pad Cards

Hi all - had lots of company for the holiday weekend but still managed to finish this card for the current Lily Pad Cards digital challenge.  The wonderful Shari Carroll is the guest designer over there so check it out!  I used the polaroid frame from the LPC free digi file - soooo cute.

My friend's daughter, Julia, will marry Benjamin later this month so this is what I came up with for their wedding celebration.  I used Hero Arts Warmest Wedding Wishes for the cake and rings.  Behind the LPC frame, I used vellum embossed with Cuttlebug dots.


I borrowed an idea from my sister Kari who was visiting yesterday.  Here she is with the first card she ever made!  Kari, my sister-in-law Donna, and I played a game of Scrabble while my mom played Solitaire & "the boys" watched the Indy 500 - they love their races!  When done with our game, I asked if anyone wanted to make a card and Kari did.  She needed a wedding card so I pulled out my HA wedding stamp set and  off she went.  I showed her how to use the materials but she came up with her own design.  Crafting accident of getting ink on the top of the card base prompted us to add what Kari called the valance on her card - I don't think it looks bad at all.  Kari resisted all of Donna's attempts to have her wedding cake be vertical on the card - Kari is a rebel!  At first she didn't have the initials and then said she'd like to add some.  I cut them from my Silhouette - can't remember which font as she rejected two others!  Here she is:
I don't know the bride and groom but their colors are pink and brown.  This pink paper with brown dots and brown paper with brown dots was perfect - found it in my pile but don't know the source - sorry!  Kari also found a brown dotted flower and a pink one to embellish the bottom.  She finally settled on a pink button since none of my gems fit the bill.  As you can see, I borrowed her initial idea when it came time to do my card after all my company left.  Thanks for stopping!

9 comments:

Sarah said...

Beautiful cards, Linda! Love how you used Vicky's Polaroid die cut! Your sister's card is so pretty too. She's a natural. :)

Lin said...

What fun, Linda! Love both these wedding cards, and I love how you personalized them!

Barb said...

What a fun story, Linda! Love that you used your sister's design! The initials look great on both cards! Sounds like you had a fun weekend!

Dawn said...

Great card Linda... and your sister did extremely well under your tuition! Glad you three got to play together.

Vicky said...

What a lovely card! The initials are perfect! Thanks for the inspiration and for playing along with us at lily pad cards!

CinnamonSally said...

Great card Linda and your sisters is fab too, so fun to craft together!!

Isha said...

Lovely cards Linda. It looks like you had such a fun time.Enjoy and TFS.

Pia said...

Beautiful cards Linda! Sounds like you had some stamping digi fun with your sister! So great to be able to do some crafting together. Have a great day.

Anne said...

Fabulous wedding cards Linda- looks like you had a great time!