Thursday, February 9, 2012

Here comes the bride...and groom!

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And I can tell ya . . . it's a cutie (if I do say so myself!) 

Well...hello again, my lovelies!! I've been a busy little mama . . . or in my case, grand-mama!! Still recovering from vacay...and trying to shake the nasty cold I've managed to catch!! I've decided that I won't get rid of it until I give it away! Any volunteers? Nah . . . I thought not! Well, let's talk about my new card for this week's cool challenge at Mo's DP2 Challenge Blog, shall we? Our hostess this week, Sheila, is actually taking a bit of a break for health reasons. But, she did give us a cool "Bingo" card to use for this week's challenge . . . soooooooooooooo . . .  let's play . . .

"BINGO - w/a Mo Image, of course"!!

Now, while I have played Bingo in my life, this is my first Bingo Challenge! I had such fun, don'tcha know! I chose "Flowers, Pearls, & Embossing" . . .  YIKES!! I just realized that it says "DRY Embossing"!! Well, like my sweet friend, Cathy, says . . .  I've stretched the "rules" just a bit . . . 'cuz I am soooooo NOT dismantling this card to add DRY embossing! Mine happens to be WET embossed! Ruh roh! hehehe! Note to self, "pay closer attention to challenge details in the future!" LOL!! Grrrr!! OK, so now that we've established that I'm a scofflaw, how 'bout we take a look at my card?!

This card is actually a commission. A dear friend of mine has a daughter who's getting married. So she wanted something special. She actually selected this gorgeous Mo Manning image from several options I gave her. My "guidelines" were "understated and elegant". Understated?! Seriously?! Have you ever seen me do anything that's elegant and understated?! Well . . . I hope I pulled it off! I quite like how it turned out! Here's sort of a side view . . .

This gorgeous image is called "Bride and Groom" and is available HERE in Mo's online store. So . . . back to Bingo . . . Pearls, check! Flowers, check! Dry embossing, not so much! I actually applied embossing powder (hey, wait a sec, that was DRY! . . . OK, so I think I'm still OK!). As I was saying, I applied Boss Gloss and Dry Opaque White Embossing Powder to some gorgeous metal filigree corners from Wild Orchid Crafts. Then I took my heat tool to the corners. And, VOILA!  White, ceramic-looking corners! Here's a peek at the inside . . .

And an extreme close-up of the sentiment . . .

My card "recipe"...
Image printed on Cryogen White Paper
Cardstock: Whisper White ( Stampin' Up)
DPs: DCWV's "Luxury Stack" (They're kinda pastel aqua blue and beigy silver)
"Cherish" sentiment on front (Stampin' Up)
Inside sentiment: Magnolia
Ribbon: The Ribbon Girl
Flowers & Metal filigree corners: Wild Orchid Crafts
Rectangle Nestie: Spellbinders
Square Nestie: Spellbinders
Small Circle Nestie" Spellbinders
Doily Die: Cheery Lynn (I think)
Nottinghill Keyhole: Melissa Frances
White faux pearls: Melissa Frances
Lace, string pearls, & key: my stash
Prismacolor pencils

And, of course . . .

So...that's it for me, kids! Hope you enjoyed my little "Bingo" card! Be sure to pop on over to Mo's DP2 Challenge Blog HERE to check out the absolute gorgeousness created my talented DT sistahs!! Then, please join the fun this week at Mo's DP2 Challenge Blog! Just remember to use one (or more) of Mo Manning's images (you can find them in Mo's online stores HERE and HERE)...and follow this week's theme: "BINGO." Who knows, you may be chosen (by Random.Org) to receive a $5.00 shopping spree at Mo's online stores.

I've decided to enter this card into the following challenges:

Thanks so much for stopping by . . . and for your kind comments! They make me smile! Hugs...until next time!


Tammy Ortiz said...

Oh I love these colors. This is a beautiful card!
Hugs Tammy

Mau xx said...

Beautiful Card Pat, love the detail and the sentiment is lovely.
What lovely colours, makes it very elegant xxx

Boxofcolours said...

Another fabulous creation by Pat - great job and I love the new look on your blog by the way!

Kelly Neis said...

Oh Yes, your card is beautiful and elegant, totally Wedding Worthy. I love the lacey doily and corners that you added. Just enough flowers too. She is going to love how this card looks, I do.

Dorcas said...

UNDERSTATED? ROFL!! Does she know you at all??? Pat, I don't care who ya are that card is a beauty and they'll love it no matter what they "think" they want. Just leave it to the artist and they'll have a nice card. :)
Its really beautiful, her hair is positively rich!!

Carla S. said...

This is beyond stunning, Pat! I love the elegant color palette and the superbly colored wedding couple! Each and every detail is gorgeous!

Susan.... said...

Simply stunning Pat ! This is a perfect wedding card.I love the image and flower arrangement !
susan x

Alina said...

gorgeous card, Pat, the corners look great and the bow and flowers are perfect!
hugs, Alina

Cheryl said...

Hi Pat, this is beyond stunning, WOW oh WOW it's beautiful , love the image and everything about it.
Hugs Cheryl

Debbie said...

Holy Toledo Batman this is STUNNING!!! Bend the rules all you want if it comes out like this. The Happy couple whom ever they are, are going to LOVE this beauty!!!

Once again my Southern Bell you out did yourself.


Elaine L. said...

This is beautiful, Pat! I love all those gorgeous die-cuts, and the roses are perfect! I especially like the way you framed the inside sentiment with that lacy pretty!

Barb Hardeman said...

EEEEXXXXquisite! What moe is there to say? Beautifully done! Hugs...Barb <><

Jo said...

Wow, this is a gorgeous card, a real keepsake. It's beautifully crafted. Those corners are so beautiful.

Thanks for joining us at Crafty Calendar Challenge and good luck.

Jo x

RosieP said...

WOWZA! Your card is stunning! I wouldn't call it "understated," I call it STATED PERFECTLY!

Iulia said...

Fabulous card, Pat! You know, had I been in your friend's place, I would have picked this one too:) No idea what were the other variants but this Mo image is just the perfect wedding couple! You showcased them perfectly, needless to say it's extremely elegant; gotta look up see what understated
Love how you painted the metal corners and added the string of pearls, such a nice touch!
Love this!

Chris said...

This is a truly beautiful card! One any bride would treasure! xxx

elsi said...

Gorgeous weddingcard! Thanks for ålaying with us at WOC ♥