August 7, 2011

Heart to heart, hand in hand...

I have been stalking Our Creative Corner (OCC) for a little while now. My fellow My Thoughts Exactly design team member, Jennifer, also designs for OCC. Every week they have a fabulous challenge based on some kind of inspiration, not to mention the DT's awesome projects. I've been watching and taking notes on all the cool ideas they have, well today I decided to take the plunge and join in all the fun. This week the challenge is to create something based on this photo taken by Kristin on her recent trip to Copenhagen:
The can't use any flowers in your creation. This was a hard one, but this is the wedding card I finally came up with.
I used the current challenge sketch from The Scrapoholic's Sketchy Saturday, for the layout. From Kristin's photo I took the idea of each flower being a combination of various shades of the same color with small amounts of white here and there. The monogram rosette was just a 1" x 11" strip of white cardstock that I scored and folded at every 1/4" then backed and topped with a 1 1/2" circle. The hearts behind the monogram rosette are a Stampin' Up! stamp that I cut out by hand, it's been awhile since I cut something by hand! Of course there is some Trendy Twine wrapped around the bottom.

This angle shows the vellum accent behind the monogram rosette and bottom heart a little better, the vellum was really tricky to photograph. It looks much cooler in person.
Here you can see the dimension on the front with a little peak at the inside.
And here is the sentiment on the inside. I stuck with the shades of blue and white throughout the whole card, right down to the white pearl and crystal accents on the front. I'm really pleased with how it came out.

Make sure you stop by the OCC blog and check out the challenge this week as well as The Scrapoholic's Sketchy Saturday challenge.

If you are on facebook I'd love for you to come join me there too.

Happy crafting,


  1. Gorgeous ... love the monogram rosette and the shades of blue are oh so pretty. Love the twine feature too, such a nice change to ribbon.
    A beautiful wedding card!
    Thank you for joining us this week at Our Creative Corner!

  2. Jessica- I love that you used blue! The monochromatic look is awesome, and I love everything about that monogrammed rosette. I hope you have a couple in mind to give this to! So happy that you decided to play along with us at Our Creative Corner!

  3. Love your two hearts for the wedding card... so many cool elements here especially your hand-made rosette. Terrific! Thanks for joining us at OCC!