Saturday, July 21, 2012

Simple Wedding Card

Well, as my fingers have been too stiff to do much crafting (Arthritis + Winter = very sore!!), I thought I'd just pop the card I made (and didn't use) for last weeks Less Is More challenge on to my blog today.  It will be a short post (do I hear a sigh of relief, lol) as typing isn't the easiest with wooden lumps for fingers!
I used one of the Wedding Doodles collection from Digistamp Boutique, so I'm entering their monthly challenge.  The image comes in black, I changed it to gold using Word and used the same colour to make the sentiment (using Bradley Handwriting font) and the border - for which I used one of the characters from the Splendid Ornamenty font in text boxes flipped so that the flourishes mirror each other (left to right, top to bottom)  
I hope that I explained that well, it sounds so complicated and was so easy, lol.  Inside the card I flipped the image and reduced it in size.  
The gold mat is a pearl paper (of course it doesn't show in the photos!) embossed with Cuttlebugs Swiss Dots folder.  The zig zag border stickers (or peel offs) are from my stash: when I started scrapbooking, I bought a quadzillion of these things and still have about a quadzillion minus ten left, lol. Needless to say I'll be entering Lisa's Waste Not Wednesdays stash challenge!
As I said, it is a very simple card, but it let me investigate some digital manipulation techniques like recolouring, so worthwhile exercise.  I think it's very versatile; it would be very easy to make a set of Thank You cards in different shades, or to add very pastel colouring for a subtle effect and so on.
Well, it's lovely outside, so we're off to take the dog for a walk: it's our industry Awards Ball tonight in town, so the dog is going to "Nanna's" for a sleepover and we like to have him well worn out before we take him there.... though, for a Jack Russel he is particularly laid back (unlike our last one who would drive us crazy if we were tardy in the walking department!)
I'll be back tomorrow with my DT card for the Here Come The Boys challenge, I do hope you'll pop back and check it out.  Until then, Happy Crafting, Donna 


Tracey T said...

A brilliant CAS card, Donna! The border idea is brilliant - I would never have thought of that! Enjoy your do tonight. Hugs, Tracey x

Sue said...

A really beautifully designed card, the colours and image are gorgeous.


Pat K said...

Hi Donna, Sorry to hear your arthritis is giving you grief but you'd never know it with this card. So beautiful and you're so munipulation..just the words scare me (lol). Enjoy the Ball tonight. Hugs, Pat K.x

Digi Stamp Boutique said...

Love this Donna - stunning!...thanks for joining in with our competition at DigiStamp Boutique again...Sally-Ann :o)...and hope things are a bit better for you now.