Thursday, November 15, 2012

Wedding Wishes

My hubby is feeling quite old... not just because he's working like a dog, lol, but because his Great Nephew is getting married on Saturday!  Here's the card I made for John and his lovely bride Melina, we wish them every happiness in their future together
It's an easel card... you know I love 'em, lol.  Well as you may or may not know, "life" is super busy for me at the moment (I know, I hear the cry echoing across the world, lol).   
Knowing this was going to be the case and also knowing I have a few "must make" cards coming up, I decided to cheat and purchased some of the ready coloured images from Lilli of the Valley... this one is from the Die Cuts range (DC 011 Weddings).  They are beautifully coloured and as there are four or five different images to a sheet are a good way to get an image if you don't want (as if!) or can't afford (more likely) to buy the stamps - coz face it, you (if you're anything like me) want 'em all!!  I'm entering the Catch the Bug Things With Tails challenge, I know it's a bit cheeky but horses DO have tails so I'm entering... and anyway I'm sure this groom is wearing tails on his suit :-)  I thought I'd share over at Sassy Cheryl's Show Me Thursday challenge too.
I used one of my favourite types of paper on this card - textured pearl.  This is Pebble in a pale lavender, part of my birthday stash from Starfish Lane, the white and silver paper on the horizontal panel is also from Starfish Lane.
I used silver foil card again for the matting, I love this stuff - it's nice and neutral but still adds an element of bling.
 I used a sketch from Sketch and Stash this time around... they have a Free Sketch challenge, so as long as you use one of 'theirs' you're in. I tried having the image at an angle, but the symmetrical beast in me just wouldn't allow it, I hope it's okay.I used my new Nestabilities Labels One die to cut the image... it just fit (they come pre cut in squares), the mat is also a new-for-me die; Decorative Labels One - they were in my "surprise" Christmas box, but hey ho I "needed" them now :-)   The Pink Elephant has Punches and Dies as their theme, I'm in,  and Crafty Cardmakers wants us to use more than one punch and/or die cut... I have so I'm entering there too.
The sheer ribbon is from my stash, it has pale gold edging - I would have preferred silver but as I don't have any I figured it was pale enough to get away with.  
The gem in the centre of the bow is also from my stash - I just found them when I dragged out my Christmas papers/embellies box!  They're from Kaisercraft.  I made the little tag, printing the couples names on the computer then cutting it freehand - note to self, MEASURE, with a ruler THEN cut; suffice to say it was a bit bigger when I started, lol.  Addicted to Stamps has Tags as their theme and Crafts 4 Eternity has Terrific Tags as their challenge theme, so my terrifically small tag is going in there as well.
I added more of the die cuts "inside" (I can never decide if it is the "inside" of an easel, lol), gluing only half way up so that I could fit a gift card behind it.
I edged the silver mat with EK Success Scrolls and Hearts punch, adding a couple of pearls from my stash to act as "stoppers", a couple more pearls on the computer generated sentiment finished the card off.  Divas by Design and Paper Crafting Journey both have Anything Goes challenges running, so I'll be entering them.
That's it for today's card, it is so much more delicate IRL, but you'll just have to take my word for it :-)
I'll be back in a few days with another make, until then Happy Crafting, Donna


Chan BBChan said...

What A great card you have made Lovely colors and a sweet image!

Thanks you for joining us at Crafty Cardmaker this week


DesignerDiva said...

What a beautiful wedding card Donna, I adore your soft colours!
Thanks for playing along at Diva's this week and good luck in the challenge
Hugs Laurie x

Guylaine said...

very nice and elegant
thanks for playing with us at Crafts 4 Eternity!

Josephine said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers.

michele said...

Fabulous card! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

Min said...

What an absolutely BEAUTIFUL card!
Thanks so much for playin' along with us this week for the Catch The Bug Things with Tails Challenge with Bugaboo Stamps! We hope you join us again today for our NEW challenge.
Hugs & Happy Days! ~Min
Kaymin Kreations

sgc said...

Beautiful wedding card! Thanks for playing in the Bugaboo Things with Tails Challenge.

Pat K said...

Gorgeous wedding card Donna. Great design and I love the textured pearl paper - it fits the image so beautifully. hugs,xx

Alessandra said...

Wow, this is so gorgoeus, I love it! Wonderful LOTV image. Thanks so much for joining us at Sketch N Stash, good luck!
xoxo, Alessandra

Shirley said...

This card is stunningly gorgeous. You have enough time and detail in this to more than cover your lack of time to color the image. If you hadn't told, I'd have never known.

Jack said...

This is stunning. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers. xx

Linda said...

How gorgeous! Lovin all the lace and sparkle. A magical card for a magical day

Dawn said...

So beautiful and elegant. The textured paper is gorgeous and the mat looks amazing! Hmmmm, someone needs to work on their 'surprises' lol I've been guilty of this too - I use it and then put it back in the box and hope nobody notices :)

Hugs, Dawn

Sassy Cheryl said...

This is ABSOLUTELY STUNNING! What a fabulous card! So beautifully colored and I am in love with it's elegance. WOW!

Thanks for playing along in the Sassy Cheryl's SMThursday fun this week.

Liz's creative corner said...

Wow this is gorgeous, lovely layout and colours, thanks for sharing with us at ATSC, hugs Liz xx