Sun, sea and marry me – part 2 …

They say that time flies when you’re having fun! I’ve been so busy over the past few weeks preparing and making things for my daughter’s wedding.  I have lots to share with you but of course had to wait until after the wedding so as not to spoil the surprise.

I made their wedding card a while ago and am so pleased that I can finally share it …

Laurie and Sean's wedding card

The wedding took place in Malta, at the beautiful Golden Sands Bay, with breath-taking views and beautiful surroundings.  The beach theme was continued throughout from the wedding invitations and stationery, to the wedding cake too – you may remember the invitations I shared a few months ago.

So when it came to their wedding card, I wanted something in keeping with their chosen theme and something a little bit unusual.  I took my inspiration from the theme and added my own little twists…

Laurie and Sean's wedding card 3

They say that when seahorses mate, they mate for life, so I thought the seahorse image from the By the Tide stamp set from Stampin’ Up! would be very appropriate for the newlyweds.  I stamped 2 seahorses in soft suede ink, together with the shell, onto very vanilla cardstock, cut them out with my paper snips, shaped them a little with my bone folder and adhered them to the card with stampin’ dimensionals.

For the watery, sea-inspired background, I followed the tutorial on Splitcoast Stampers stamping onto water-colour paper. It’s a technique that has been around for a long time, but it was good to revisit it again, and it gave me an ideal backdrop for the card.

Laurie and Sean's wedding card 2

I added linen thread, adhesive pearls and a few tiny shells, and then created some texture with the colour spritzer, glass glitter and embossing powders, for a sandy look.

The wedding sentiment was stamped onto the bottom of the card so that they can frame the watercolour picture afterwards if they wish to.  Both sentiments are from a retired hostess set, but the words and fonts are so beautiful that I can’t bear to part with them, and couldn’t resist using them on the card – they were just so right.

Laurie and Seans wedding card 4

My daughter and her new husband loved the card – it was unique, made just for them.

I have lots more wedding projects to share with you, so please pop back again soon.


Here’s what I used to make today’s card – all supplies from Stampin’ Up!:

cardstock: naturals ivory, very vanilla; stamp sets: by the tide, sentiments (retired hostess set); inks: early espresso, soft suede, so saffron, crumb cake, tempting turquoise, pacific point; accessories: watercolour paper, adhesive pearls, stampin’ dimensionals,  fan fair designer series paper, linen thread, silver and blue glass glitter, silver, gold and clear embossing powders, heat tool, stampamajig, colour spritzer,  early espresso stampin’ write marker pen, mini glue dots.

Thanks for dropping by today


14 Comments to “Sun, sea and marry me – part 2 …”

  1. What a great you’ve made. Just gorgeous. Hugs, Ankie

  2. Beautiful card and one to be treasured

  3. Hello Gill – so nice to have you back – so pleased you all had a wonderful time and it all went well ! The card is amazing and very special – I love all the detail – it’s a real work of art . Hugs Jane xxxx

  4. Wow, what a beautiful card….truly inspired, and inspiring. This and the invites are true treasures. Thanks for sharing your craft and your story. x

  5. wow! Such a stunning card Gill…and perfect for a beach wedding…all of the little details are gorgeous, I am sure it will be treasured. xAlison

  6. The Wedding card is so beautiful Gill, so fitting for the venue. I adore the wedding pillow boxes too. You clever lady you! Debs x

  7. This is a totally awesome card! LOVE IT!!!

  8. Stunning Card. I love the theme and I am sure your daughter and her husband will cherish it.

  9. Totally awesome, love this card.

  10. Gill, what kind of adhesive did you use to adhere the glass glitter for the sandy look? Very creative and lovely!

    • Hi. You didn’t leave me your name to reply properly, but I used a similar technique as Fran from Stampendous uses on her cards. Check out youtube for her tutorials.

      Hope this helps.

      Gill x

  11. Such a lucky couple to have a talented family member to make such a special card

  12. This card is just stunning Gill! I just happened to find it on Pinterest so had to check out how you created such a realistic sand effect. You nailed it Gill! TFS

  13. The card is fabulous love it

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