With this ring I thee wed…

I attended a friend’s wedding this weekend and it is so nice to have 1.Young enough friends & 2. Friends who still believe in marriage! ( I guess those 2 go together…). During the marriage we were asked to write notes they would read 1 year later and I was struggling to try and write some words of wisdom that would help them have a better marriage. Most of what I could think of would have been advice too late; like “if you love his faults too then he’s the one for you…” or “marry your best friend…”. General advice like “Don’t go to bed angry” didn’t seem genuine as I’ve gone to bed angry a hundred times and got up feeling none the worse. 😉 Or, “If he loves you, everything else can be forgiven… like, are you kidding! So in the end I just wished them a marriage full of love, laughter… and lots of patience!! 🙂

the ton blue & lavendar

I made 2 cards for them, one from me and one for a friend who was invited to the same wedding. The one above was done in colours she loves and I had a lot of pleasure colouring those beautiful The Ton stamps again with my Zigs. I first stamped them in Versamark and heat embossed the Wow embossing powders I sprinkled on top. The sentiment comes from Justrite “Wedding wishes vintage” collection.

the ton blue & lavendar cu

I die cut the centre with a Spellbinders die and layered it so it stood out.

I’m entering this card at:

theton  The Ton challenge – This will be my 2nd entry and just realised I made the same layout!

Inkspirational Photo Challenge Inkspirational Photo Inkspiration challenge

addicted to stamps n more Addicted to Stamps & More – Make your mark

always playing with paper.jpg Always playing with paper – Keyword challenge. I went with flowers and watercolour.

time out Time out Challenges – without the option of one layer since I added a few layers underneath my die cut oval centre piece.


The next card was made by first adding a pearl embossing paste through the Altenew “Halftone stencil” and letting it dry. I then created the coloured background by sprinkling my Brusho paint powders on the card and spritzing it with water

SJ card

I then used a heart die from XCut to cut out the beautiful heart, adhered it on the card and then added the die cut poenies from Altenew, which I had first stamped with Versamark and heat embossed with Wow embossing powder.

SJ card cu

I didn’t really have a suitable wedding sentiment to add on the top so I hand write “Together forever” with a gold pen.

SJ card main

This is the first time I stamped on Vellum and I must say I love the results!

Thanks for stopping by and I would really appreciate it if you let me know what you thought!


This card is playing at:

Altenew Altenew June inspiration challenge – White  on white. I love Debbie’s inspiration photo she took herself!

sisterhood The Sisterhood of crafters – Use you imagination (Was too late for this challenge in the end!)

HLS watercolour HLS June Watercolour challenge, without the masking option

double d Double D challenge – Anything Wedding

Abit more time to craft  A bit more time to craft – Anything Goes

13 thoughts on “With this ring I thee wed…

  1. Both cards are gorgeous! I love the colouring on the first one and the gold stenciled dots make a really stunning background for the second card. Thank you so much for sharing with us at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!!

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  2. Both very pretty cards with the watercoloring on one and vellum on the other. The Brushos are a nice effect through the vellum, and I’m envious of your beautiful handwriting. I’m so glad you shared in our Wedding Challenge at Double D!

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  3. Gwendolyn, your cards are both so beautiful! I love the background you created with the pearl paste and paint powders. Gorgeous floral stamped on vellum too! Overall design is stunning. Thanks for joining the Double D, “Wedding” Challenge.”

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  4. Stunning cards. I love the embossing and all that yummy watercolour. Thanks so much for playing along at Happy Little Stampers and Inkspirational xx

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  5. These are both so elegant, Gwendolyn … the soft vellum with the gold filigree heart is fabulous … and your subtle watercolouring over those gorgeous embossed blooms is fantastic! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Time Out! Anita 🙂

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  6. woow two adorable card
    love the first one the soft color
    and the second one stunning with the vellum and embossing powder in White
    I just joining the TON to
    see you maybe on my Blog sweety
    and youve got mail 🙂

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  7. Two beautiful cards! I love your use of white embossing on both and the lovely flowers. Your use of colors on the first is wonderful! Thanks for sharing with us at Inkspirational!
    – Shauna

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  8. Your words on Marriage made me giggle and how true they are!! I really love your water colouring with the white embossing, it all blends perfectly. It is great to see you at Time Out and Inkspirational x

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