Wedding Wednesday – Watercolor Beach Invitation Set

Watercolor Beach Wedding Invitation Set by Paper Melody's

Wedding Wednesday – Watercolor Beach Invitation Set

Hello, everyone!  It’s Wedding Wednesday here at Paper Melody’s, the place where brides on a budget can find beautiful and affordable handmade wedding stationery.  I have a new invitation set to share with you today; take a look here, then check it out in my Etsy shop:

Watercolor Beach Wedding Invitation Set by Paper Melody's

This watercolor invitation and RSVP set is perfect for a beach wedding!  The invitation measures 5 x 7″ and features starfish and watercolor on quality 100# smooth cardstock.  Also included are envelopes and a matching RSVP card measuring 3.5 x 5″.

What do you think?  If you like today’s design, let me know in the comments and please share this post with your friends and family – there are buttons below for easy sharing on Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, Email, and Google+.  If you have any questions, are interested in placing a custom order, or would like more information, please click on the “Contact Me” tab in the menu at the top of this page and send me a message.  I look forward to hearing from you!

Have a lovely day 🙂

Watercolor Thank You Card and CHACB Challenge #4 Sneak Peek!

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Watercolor Thank You Card and Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge #4 Sneak Peek

Hey everybody!  Lots of stuff is happening in life right now, so I’m afraid I’ve gotten off schedule.  Hope you don’t mind 🙂  The good news is, most of the stuff that’s happening is really good stuff!  Hooray!

I have a couple things to share with you today.  First, a sweet and simple Thank You card just in time for Spring…in just a couple days the temps are supposed to be back in the 50’s here!  Hooray!  Away with the cold!  Away with the freezing precipitation!  In with Spring and flowers and sunshine!!!

Sorry, got a little carried away 🙂  Here’s the card:

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I started with a 4 x 5.5″ piece of white cardstock then stamped the floral image with VersaMark and embossed it with white powder.  Then, I used my blending tool to add just a little Bundled Sage, Mowed Lawn, and Tattered Rose Distress Inks to one side of the cardstock.  Next, I got a wide paintbrush saturated with water and started “painting”- I pulled the ink across the cardstock with the wet paintbrush to create a softened watercolor look.  I dried that with my heat gun then used one of my Spellbinders dies to punch out a window.  Finally, I stamped and embossed the sentiment directly onto the card base, added a couple rhinestones, and popped the cardstock up on foam squares.

The inside is simple, I just repeated part of the stamp and the watercolor technique in one corner:

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Done!  It was super quick and easy, and would make a really lovely set (if I ever get around to it…)

And now, what I know you’ve all been waiting for!  Yesterday was the 3rd Monday of March, which means it was time for the 4th Challenge over at the Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog!  I’m one of the guest designers this month, so my project will be posted next week.  In the meantime, here are the Challenge #4 guidelines and my sneak peek!

Challenge #4 Show Some Sparkle, Glitz, or Glam!
Graphic 45 is our sponsor this month. They are known for their fabulous vintage products and papers. To pay homage to their glamour and style, create a project that shows off your hoarded sparkly items. Show some glitz! Pump up the glam! Use the photo collection below for extra inspiration. You need not match the colors or style of the photos, just use them as inspiration. Notice the glass, gems, pearls, metal, glitter! What do you hoard that is “sparkly”?

Are you inspired?  I saw that box in the lower left corner and immediately started getting ideas.  For more inspiration, check out all the projects made by the CHACB Design Team!  Here’s a little peek at my project:

CHACB #4 Sneak Peek

Don’t forget to enter your project at Craft Hoarders Anonymous by Midnight on Sunday, March 30th for your chance to win a fabulous prize from our March sponser, Graphic 45!

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a lovely day 🙂

Sing for Joy – a Spring Watercolor Birthday Card

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Sing For Joy – Watercolor Card for a Spring Birthday

Happy Monday, everybody!  There’s still plenty of snow on the ground here, but now it’s starting to melt into slush.  Yuck.  It all makes me wish for Spring to arrive!  Fortunately, the temperatures are warming up, but in the meantime I made a card full of Springtime cheer.  I hope you enjoy it:

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I started by stamping those adorable chubby birds from the Crafty Secrets “Sing for Joy” set and embossing them in white.  I went to town with my watercolor paints then gently ran a damp cloth over the images to remove the excess paint from the embossing.  Then, I fussy cut all those flowers and leaves and birds.  Am I crazy, you ask?  Probably.  The rest was pretty simple, I just picked my coordinating papers and cut them to size, layered some script tissue paper and a doily, and added some stitching around the edges.  After stamping and embossing the sentiment, I popped those sweet birds up on foam squares and called it done.

Here’s the inside:

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The same coordinating papers, a smaller bit of doily, and more stitching make the inside match the outside.  The sentiment is simple and there’s plenty of room to write a personal birthday greeting.

Thanks for stopping by!  I hope you enjoyed today’s post and that your weather is improving, too.  Have a lovely day!