Wednesday, June 17, 2020

"Love is Patient" Wedding Card

Hi, Friends.....

A friend asked me to make a wedding card for her to give to a young man who lives in our neighborhood and his new bride. She requested it be big.....half-fold size instead of my usual A2 quarter-fold size.....and she wanted it very fancy...and spiritual. I take quite a few orders for my cards and I try to make them special each time, but a wedding card is so super-special that I was feeling a lot of pressure and stress to make it meet expectations.

Additionally, the new couple got married a few weeks previously, so all my stamps that said "On your wedding day" or similar sentiments wouldn't really work. In fact, NONE of my usual wedding stamps really fit the bill for this order. Thank goodness for online suggestions!! I searched "Christian wedding card sentiments" and found a selection from 1 Corinthians 13, the Love Chapter.  I knew it would be perfect.

The friend requesting the card also made mention of a rainbow. For the life of me, I could not figure out how to use one on a wedding card! I finally decided to use silver and aqua with a rainbow assortment of flowers in very pale hues with satiny pearl centers for embellishments. 

What do you think of it?

Here's an angled shot so you can see the gleaming silver. LOVE!!!

Supplies used include:
Scripture sentiment printed out from computer
Inspired by Stamping - Fancy Labels 3 Dies (retired)
Distress Oxide inks blended on edge of sentiment panel - Evergreen Bough and Tumbled Glass
Spellbinders - Nestabilities - 5x7 Reflective Moment die set
Verve - Sprightly Sprigs die set (retired)
DCWV patterned and silver foiled cardstock
Prima - Wildflower Mix
Miniature ribbon roses from thrift store
Want 2 Scrap - Adhesive Pearls
Silver doily from stash
Scrapbook-Adhesives - Photo Corners
Unity Grab Bag Flourish stamps (I'm not sure which sets these originally came from.)
Versamark ink
Ranger - Embossing Powder in silver

Hope you liked my card! Thank you so much for stopping by today. I hope you are being able to venture out safely a little bit more than in the past few months. 

We are still having very cool weather right now but warmer days are on the way. Can't wait to get back out in my garden again. Hope I can avoid being swallowed by all the weeds that have grown during this cool rainy period!! lol...


Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Show & Share June Challenge
2. Word Art Wednesday Weeks #444-#445 - Anything Goes
3. CARDZ-TV Anything Goes Challenge #116
4. Creative Fingers Challenge #188 - Anything Goes
5. TCP Tuesday Challenge #369 - Patterned Paper
6. The Sisterhood of Crafters - Here Comes the Bride

7. Creative Crafters  Challenge #29 - AG
8. Cuttlebug Mania - Wedding 
9. Allsorts Week #576 - Embossing Wet or Dry
10. Crafty Hazelnut's June Patterned Paper Challenge
11. Double D Challenges - Wedding



  1. It was a complicated card entry. You did it wonderfully and you gave a great verse from the Bible.

  2. So soft and romantic, Janis! So glad that you join the fun with my “Show & Share”! WONDERFUL! Very happy to see your lovely work! Thank you for your support!

  3. This is absolutely beautiful! xxx

  4. Beautifully designed wedding card and am sure she will love it, sometimes a special order is really hard!! Thank you for joining our challenge at The Sisterhood!
    Diane TSH DT {Nellies Nest}

  5. It's me again...popping in to say thank you for entering your beautiful card also into our challenge at Double D!
    Diane DD DT {Nellies Nest}

  6. A very striking creation, many thanks for sharing and joining in our 'Embossing' theme at Allsort challenge this week.

    B x

  7. This is such a beautiful card Janis. I have to make one for my bf’s son and the wedding is THIS Saturday!!!EEK! Nothing like waiting until the last minute...🥴 We were invited initially but now of course we can’t go because of the number limit on how many can gather for such events. However, I would still like for them to have their gift on their actual wedding day rather than their belated reception, whenever that may be.
    I hope you and your family are doing well! 😘

  8. What a beautiful card you have designed for this special order/occasion! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Double D ‘Wedding’ challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.
    DOUBLE D Challenge Blog
    Please stop in for a visit!

  9. Me again with a different DT hat on lol! I still think this is such a pretty creation ... love all the flowers! Great job! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Sisterhood of Crafters challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

    Please stop in for a visit!

  10. It's a beautiful card and fits all of the requested items. I'm sure this card will be saved.

  11. Janis, this is just exquisite!! I remember how you agonized over this design but it's worth all the work and anxiety (so says the person who had nothing to do with the creation of this gorgeous confection). The color scheme is so beautiful, and is really romantic. Perfect for a wedding card. I'm sure the wedding couple were thrilled with it. Loving the silver die cut foliage and the great verse. This is a real favorite!

  12. This looks amazing! I love all the pretty colors and beautiful design!
    Thanks so much for joining us this week at Allsorts challenge!
    Ellibelle's Corner

  13. Beautiful card, a favorite verse of mine. Thank you for joining The Creative Crafters challenge #29.

  14. This is so beautiful. The flowers you used are gorgeous! Thanks for sharing with us at Double "D" Challenge.
    Amelia (DT Double "D" Challenge)


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