Hi everyone and happy Saturday!
I’ve a very special post today, as part of a very special blog hop for a very special friend!
My dear friend Ruby got married on Saturday 24th September to the love of her life, Steve! And so, a whole bunch of us decided to get together and throw Ruby a post-wedding Bridal Shower – papercrafter-style!
Before you hop around, here are a couple words from the blushing bride:
“Steve and I are very excited about starting a new life together. We look forward to beautiful memories in a new home and lots of adventures overall. We are grateful for the support and love from our family and friends. My heart is full, and I truly feel so blessed and loved. :)”
I am so incredibly happy for you Ruby, and I wish you and Steve a lifetime of happiness together! I hope you can see here just how loved and treasured you are by all of us, and enjoy this little hop we put together for you. 🙂
Here’s what I created in honour of Ruby’s special day:
I knew that Ruby dressed traditionally for her nuptials, so I wanted to create something reminiscent of her dress, colours and all!
I used a few different techniques for the fabric texture – I started with some white tissue paper, which I dip-dyed into some water which I’d mixed some watercolour into. I dried it with my heat tool and then crumpled it up and then flattened it out again. I did this a couple of times to build up the crumpled texture, then lightly blended some Rose Gold ink over the paper to bring out the texture. It looks stunning in real life!!
I used the Woodblock Prints stamp set from Papertrey to stamp and heat emboss my pattern. I used a little masking for the square stamp so that I only included the bottom half of it. You’ll see that the mandala shapes are not quite evenly spaced – this is deliberate to make it look more like a hand-woven/designed fabric, and to introduce a sense of movement. 🙂
Once everything was heat embossed I tore off the bottom edge and folded the tissue paper over a panel of cardstock. I adhered it only on the reverse of the panel so that the ‘fabric’ could be loose and flowing! I spritzed the entire thing with some Iridescent Gold mist as well, so this beauty really sparkles! I also added a few elements that I haven’t dusted off in about a million years – rhinestones! What can I say? They might not be a trend anymore but they are totally at home here. 🙂
For my sentiments I combined a die from Winnie & Walter, and some sentiments from the Concord & 9th Happy Day set, and then stepped back to admire the finished look!
And one more shot, because I can’t get enough of this card. 🙂
It wouldn’t be a hop without prizes! We’re thrilled to be offering a couple of awesome ones up for grabs:
Kennedy Grace Creations $20 Gift Card
Mama Elephant $25 Gift Card
Winnie & Walter $30 Gift Card
Winners will be selected from the comments across all of the blogs in the hop! Commenting will close on Saturday 22nd October at 11:59pm PST. Winners will be posted on Amy’s blog on Sunday 23rd October.
Here’s all your Hop destinations for today!
Jenny Lee Yamasaki
And just in case you were curious or wanted to send Ruby and Steve some items from their registries, here’s where you’ll find them:
Thanks everyone for stopping by – and happy hopping!
59 thoughts on “Ruby’s Bridal Shower Blog Hop”
Yipes! Gorgeous everywhere I look. So casing these techniques. Thank you! Beautiful tribute.
Taheerah, your card is so lovely & pretty.
What a stunning technique, Taheerah! This is breathtaking!! Hugs, Darnell
Your card is lovely. Isn’t it fun to pull out something from your stash you haven’t used in a while. Who says we always have to be “on trend”. I like the real lace.
Gosh your card is gorgeous:)
What a beautiful card, Taheerah! So perfect to match Ruby’s dress. So glad that we could celebrate their marriage together on this hop. 🙂
What a sweet idea!!! Congrats Ruby and Steve!
Your card is beautiful!!!
Beautiful!! Thanks for sharing your creativity!!
Congrats Ruby and Steve! This is such a fun way to celebrate. Wonderful card, love all your gold accents.
Exquisitely done! Bravo!
Love this card and the tissue paper technique. Please, oh please, do a video!
Absolutely gorgeous. I love the beautiful elegance and wonderful gold and sparkle – so Indian.
Elegant and pretty card!! 🙂
Oh beautiful card!
Love how you did
the tissue paper
and all the elements
Carla from Utah
Your card is gorgeous!!! I love it!!!
Taheerha this Is incredible! Without even reading your post I immediately thought it resembled her dress, spot on. So gorgeous, just like Ruby’s dress. Thanks for sharing and inspiring.
Very classy and VERY elegant! I love it!
Congratulations Ruby. Love this card and the way you created texture with the tissue paper. Beautiful card!
Love the pink and gold combo! Beautiful card with special wishes for Ruby and Steve!
What an amazing card with the textures you added – such a fantastic detail!! Ruby is so lucky to have wonderful and caring friends/bloggers like you and others in this hop!
So elegant. I like the texture.
so pretty! congrats ruby!
Gorgeous card and what a beautiful setting you created for the photo. Well done.
What an elegant card.
thanks for sharing.
Very lovely pretty card.
So beautiful , you are right it looks like a wdding.
Very beautiful and thoughtfully made with her dress
In mind. A keepsake to cherish!
So gorgeous and elegant. A wonderful gift for your friends.
So gorgeous!! I love the gold and pink together, and your layout!
Beautiful card Taheerah!! this card reminds me of a beautiful bocade saree. (Indian traditional wear) love technique you shared might try it soon!!! Thankyou!!
Oh my… this is work of art for sure, and it sounds like a true work of love the way you created the fabric textures. The gold embossing looks like gold lace. Just beautiful.
This is truly lovely and beautiful ! I adore the design and the details !
Gorgeous. Love this vintage look
So pretty! I love how you created a vintage look by crinkling the paper. The gold print is beautiful too 🙂
Love the crumpled up look you have created! The card looks stunning
Elegant beauty! Love your design.
So rich and gorgeous and beautifully photographed
This is simply gorgeous…so rich looking! I think this hop is such a neat way to celebrate a special friend!
Stunningly beautiful!!! Love the gold
This was such a personalized card. It is beautiful.
Very elegant card love your style.
This is wow.
Amazing detail and layering on this card! I love it! Your photo styling was equally gorgeous!
OMG!!! That looks like part of a banarsi fabric!!! I have stoles like that and I know people have saris like that too! THIS is so amazing. You are a rockstar! What an absolutely amazeballs creation!
Your card reminds me of a elegant and classy silk saree ! Beautiful card !
Wow so elegant! Love it!