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On your wedding day...

I'm constantly amazed by the lack of really pretty handmade wedding card ideas on sites like Pinterest. Sure, there are a lot of ideas, but they're usually fiddly, vintage styles or extremely simple cards that seem to lack 'pizzazz'.

I've been looking for wedding card ideas that use dies and stamps, but I find that there are very few that I class as elegant - simple enough to make but something that stands out in the crowd. I still struggle with these elegant wedding cards (as I like to call them).

When I was searching through digital stamps recently, I found this lovely one from Conie Fong that I could use for a wedding or engagement. As soon as I saw her, inspiration hit me! I wanted to have her standing in front of a wedding arch or trellis.

I found a colouring page image on a Google search and free-hand copied much of the design, adding my own tweaks to pieces here and there.

Then, I coloured the entire thing with Copics. They are;

Green leaves - BG49 G29 G09 G02

Green bushes to sky - YG63 YG61 BG90 BG0000

Brown fence - E49 E47 E44 E43 E42 E41 E40

Arch - W7 W5 W3 W1 W00

Dress and bow - C6 C5 C4 C3 C2 C1 C00

Pink flowers - RV04 RV02 RV10 RV00 RV000 RV0000 R56 R85 R83 R81

Skin - E02 E01 E00 E000 E0000

Hinge - Y28 Y26

Hair - E33 E31 E30 Y11 Y0000

Pale orange flowers - YR65 YR82 YR000

Clear blender

Here's the progression!

Later on, I added some ribbon from my stash and made it into a card!

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