I have a very interesting event coming up - and I love that I can create a custom card for it that's just right. A wonderful guy at work - a bit older - is getting married for the first time. He and his fiancee dated in college and connected again recently. They are doing this wedding their way - a Hawaiian theme in a Colorado mountain park with a group hike afterwards and the Hangry Ohana Hawaiian Barbeque food truck for refreshments!! LOVE IT!!
So I needed a card for them that wasn't particularly frilly but still celebrated a wedding - with a bit of Hawaiian added in. Luckily I have the Taylored Expressions products to do it!!
I put the bright colors in the background. The great part of putting the color behind the cutting plate is that there is still so much fresh white that it is clearly for a wedding! The color in the background doesn't need to be done carefully either. I literally sponged on blobs - then I did a quick sprinkle of black watercolor for the texture.
To formalize it just a wee bit - I painted the "congrats" with shimmer watercolor. I also added three little sequins - but in a bright purple!! The sequins come from a Halloween set (linked below) that I have multiple bottles of just for these purple sequins. I also added quite a bit of dimension - it is a very thick card but I like the substantial look of it.
I'm ready with the card. Now I just have to figure out what to wear to a Hawaiian wedding in the Colorado Rockies that matches my hiking boots!!