Thursday, March 8, 2012

DP2 Challenge #125 --- Something New

Mo's challenge this week is to use something new or a new technique.  I had just finished making a wedding card for a friend I met through blogging, so I am going to use that.  But first, I have to wax nostalgic for a minute.  

I have found our blogging community to be a very friendly place.  How about you?  Comments lead to emails and on to phone calls and even meeting in person.  I have had the privilege of meeting several blogging buddies and building life-long friendships.  One of those is my friend Nancy.  Our in-person meeting resulted from a "dare".  Silly me, I facebooked about new ziplines going up here in Branson and she said how much she loved ziplining.  I'm more of a 'fraidy-cat but when she suggested that she and her daughter Shelbie stop by on their road trip and we can take a zip-ride I just couldn't say no.  So, that's how we met and we had so much fun they stayed with us for a couple of days!  We have since hosted Shelbie and her fiance, Ryan, too, and absolutely love them all.  This Saturday is their wedding and it is for them I made this card.

The card base is ivory card stock covered with scrapbook paper I've had for ages.  It is a field of white roses.  Keeping with a touch of vintage elegance, I used this gorgeous swirl of rhinestones and antique-colored pearls along with pearl-like flowers and brads.  So what is new about this card?  The swirl was new and the Nesties label the image is mounted on is new.  Not to mention that we are congratulating newlyweds as they start a new phase of their life together.

The image is Mo's "Bride and Groom", one of my favorites and so perfect for wedding cards.  It is colored with Copics, keeping with the pearl theme.

Here is a close-up of the swirl and the rose paper.  

Nancy, Shelbie, and Ryan --- we love you and look forward to meeting Tyler someday!  Shelbie and Ryan, best wishes for a happy life together!

Thanks for stopping by and be sure to visit DP2 challenge for more inspiration from the design team.


Lynette said...

What a gorgeous card - amazing! How very cool that you met them through your blog. I love that our small Yahoo group meets up "in real life" every June!

heidy said...

Wow Barb thats gorgeous,love the back ground paper and your coloring is gorgeous!
Hugs Heidy

Carla S. said...

Gorgeous wedding card, Barbara! The background paper is beautiful and you've colored Mo's bride and groom wonderfully! Nice story! Thanks for joining us for Mo's Challenge this week!

Elaine L. said...

This is very elegant! Love the swirling gems and pearlized flowers! Glad you joined us in Mo's Challenge.

Nancy said...

Oh, Barb, this is beautiful. I know Shelbie and Ryan will love it, even moreso because you made it for them!
Your write-up made me smile. Still remember the zip-lining like it was yesterday, and that big smile on your face! :) I am so happy you and Jerry are part of our lives!
Love and hugs. Nancy

DonnaMundinger said...

OOOh Barb! soo beautiful! So sorry I've been MIA. Can't keep up these days. took a look around and you're back in the saddle, it looks like. Fabulous coloring. Love the taffeta effect on the Mo's card. Better run now. Thanks for coming and visiting me. Hey, don't you miss Bah! Humbug!? Haven't done a Christmas card yet this year. BooHoo! xxD