Towards the end of June, our son called and said that he and his fiancée were going to get married–like the NEXT DAY! And I didn’t even know his friend, Sonya, had graduated to the rank of fiancée. Now she was going to be my daughter-in-law! But I have to tell you that I could not have been happier – unless they would have had a formal wedding, where I could have played mother of the groom properly. But that was not to be.
In the midst of everything, we had some travel planned, my husband became ill on the trip; he got well and I went off to the Stampin’ Up! convention; he became ill again while I was at convention, and – all of a sudden it’s November!! Now, it’s not like I haven’t been paying attention to them – I have visited them on the mainland and we text about every day. But I never sat down and made them a card. And making cards is what I do!!!
The reason that I finally made this card today is that, while there won’t be a formal wedding in the United States, my son and his bride will be celebrating next month with a wedding in Indonesia which her father and stepmother will be giving them. Unfortunately, with uncertainly about my husband’s health (we think the docs have fixed him up now, though!), I couldn’t plan for us to go that far. So I thought I’d send a little wedding gift inside a handmade card. With all the greeting card design challenges going on this week, I decided to pick one of them and use it for the wedding card. (I have no worries about my son seeing it early as I don’t think he ever visits my blog.)
This challenge is from the Stamping 411 group, who do a great job in coming up with designs for everyone to use. What fun! Thanks, ladies! And the card will go out in the mail on Monday.
The colors for the card are based on the Designer Series Paper, Thoroughly Modern: Rose Red and Bermuda Bay (one of this year’s In Colors). I stamped the heart from the stamp set, Love You Much with Rose Red and colored in some of the flowers with Bermuda Bay and Soft Suede Stampin’ Write markers. The greeting is from the Level 3 Hostess Stamp Set, Kind and Caring Thoughts. Embellishments include three small Clear Rhinestone Brads and some 1/4" Very Vanilla Grosgrain Ribbon. A really fun and simple card to make!