Happily Ever After

Happy Friday!
It's time for another fantastic release from Sami Stamps!  This weeks release is Floral Brides!  A great collection full of gorgeous brides!  I just love these images!

I chose to work with the Lily Bride image:
She is just so gorgeous.  Absolutely loved coloring her in.  I started by lightly shading in her dress with a very soft grey color and then blending it almost completely out.  I didn't want a lot of color but just enough to give some definition.  Then I took a clear/silver glitter pen and added little dot details around the bodice and lower hem to represent all the lovely bead and jewel work that is on so many wedding dresses.  It's not a lot of detail, but I think it adds the right amount of sparkle.

I didn't want the flowers to be too overpowering, so I just did some light pink and yellow blending on those and kept them really soft.  Once those were done, I went over the veil and the flowers with a glitter brush.

The background is really simple.  I die cut some heart borders from Joy! Crafts out of vellum and glued them down to a simple heart patterened paper.  I colored in a few of the hearts in the background with the same clear/silver pen I used on the dress.

Finished the card off with a sweet sentiment from the Clearly Besotted-Elegant Butterflies stamp set and a few pearls.

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
    Crafty Catz #262-New Beginnings
    Fab n Funky #242-Something New
    The Paper Shelter #186-Punches or Dies

Be sure to stop by Sami Stamps to see the full release, along with with all of the DT's absolutely gorgeous creations!!  You will be left speechless :)

Thanks for visiting! <3


  1. Gorgeous card...lovely image and pretty colours...Thank you for joining us at Fun n Funky...Julieannex

  2. Beautiful Card. Great choice of image, design, punches and papers.

    Thank you for playing with The Paper Shelter this week

    Happy Crafting
    Sam - TPSDT

  3. this is a great card. love the colors and the stamped image you used
    thanks for playing with us at FNF

    hugs Debby

  4. awesome image and beautiful card thanks for sharing at crafty catz

  5. Brilliantly made creation and love the image and goodies added. Thanks so much for entering in our challenge at Fab N Funky.

    Hope to see you in our next challenge. Cheers, aNNie

    {Fan N Funky DT Member}

  6. What a beautyful card you have made!
    Thanks for joining at TPS
    Greetings Maria

  7. What a gorgeous bride stamp. This is just so pretty and you've used beautiful heart diecuts! Thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter this week! Hugs, Gail

  8. Love this! Great design, like the heart diecuts behind the image!

    Thank you for playing along with our New Beginnings at Crafty Catz this week. Hope to see you back soon and good luck!

  9. Oh my gosh this is so gorgeous Emily!! I really love the delicate heart border and stunning design here!! I love everything you make! :) Have a fabulous weekend my friend!