Wednesday, June 20, 2012

A Wedding Bouquet

Welcome friends!  Thanks for stopping by today.  It is hot, hot, hot and humid here today and it reminds me of Brazil.  I hope you are having a great day no matter what your weather is.

Today I have a card for the challenge over at The Shabby Tea Room.  This is the gorgeous picture for inspiration. 

I was so inspired when I saw the picture I knew I wanted to make a card.  My mom had asked me to make a wedding card for her to give.  I thought this would be a good opportunity to get that done.  However, I am so in love with this card I might have to make another card for her to give!  lol
Here's the front.  This is very different from the cards I usually make, I know, but it is a glimpse of all the needlework I used to do.  I still do sometimes, but not as much as I did.  My house is full of pillows, boxes, needlework, etc.  :)  All the ribbon and lace was in my stash.  I would have liked a few other options, but necessity is the mother of invention, right?  It took an entire Yankee game to make the flowers, but it was well worth it.
This flower was so much fun.  I have several hard cover books on ribbon embroidery.  I even taught a class at my local needlework shop once.  It was a gorgeous framed piece of silk ribbon roses.  It was stitched on black velvet.  The ribbons were hand dyed silk and the kit came from Australia.  The designer was Helen Eriksson.  If you click on the Items for Sale tab and scroll down to Everlasting Passion you will see the gorgeous piece.  It is framed and hanging at the top of my stairs.  I still love it!
I made 2 of these daisies.  I love how they turned out.
I used organza ribbon and seam binding from Wild Orchid for the ribbon roses.  I also cut tulle circles with my Big Shot and turned them into filler flowers.  The beautiful lace behind the bouquet is from my stash.  I think it's just what the whole thing needed.
Here's the inside....clean and simple for me  :)
This stamp is from a very old set from SU.  I embossed it with silver.
This is from the same set.
Here's the back.  I embossed my personalized stamp in silver also.  I don't usually put pearls in the back  but this was so plain I had do to something.  I think you can kind of see the lines I scored along the edges.  I used a stylus and a quilter's ruler to do the lines.  I would have liked to do them in silver to show up more but plain looks ok too. 
Here you can see how tall this bouquet is.  I'm not sure if it will fit one of my envelopes, but if I decided to keep it that's not an issue is it?  ;)

I am entering my card in the challenge over at The Shabby Tea Room.

I think that's about it.  Thanks for taking a peek!

Blessings & Hugs



  1. I can sure see how it would be hard to part with this beauty...whoever is the lucky recipient will most likely want to frame it. :) This is gorgeous!

  2. Michelle, your flowers are amazing! What a stunning bouquet I keep looking back and finding another gorgeous flower! Thanks so much for playing along at TSTR this week!

  3. That is absolutely beautiful. Shimmery and luxurious. Well worth the time...did the Yankees win?

  4. Michelle, this is AMAZING!!! WOW!! What a lot of love, time and work went into making this. I think it is going to need it's own gift box. What a keepsake!!You are such a wonderful talented lady!!!

  5. Soooo beautiful! If you couldn't fit it in an envie (and you were willing to part with it, LOL) you could have it do double duty as the topper for a package.

  6. Fantastic idea! I just love your bouquet! Thanks for joining in with The Shabby Tearoom this week.

  7. Wow! Just stunning! Big congrats on top 3 win!

  8. You had a beautiful picture for inspiration, that's why your bouquet looks awesome! Love it, very delicate!!!