Wednesday, August 07, 2013

Breakfast at Tiffany's

My son Chris was invited to a wedding recently by his friends Esther and Dom, they had the theme Breakfast at Tiffany's - down to having the ceremony at 8.30am so the meal was truly Breakfast. The invitations were made using lovely textured card in Tiffany Blue, and  had a logo on with the happy couple's surname "& Co" in the style of Tiffany & Co.  I bought some of the same cardstock (from my favourite speciality paper shop Starfish Lane) to make a card for Chris to give them.
The patterned paper came from Starfish Lane too, it's really nice IRL - it has a gold pearlescent sheen to it. Gem of a Challenge has Anything Pearlescent for their challenge so I'm entering there.  One Stop Craft Challenge has Keep it Simple, I hope this is simple enough to enter there.
The top part of the card is just plain white cardstock embossed with a Couture Creations embossing folder "Hedged Maze"; to make the embossing stand out I distressed it with some blue ink.  Crafty Creations has a Texture theme, as does The Pink Elephant; the cardstock is textured, I've added texture with the embossing and the sheer gold edged ribbon (from my stash) adds texture too, so I'm entering there.
The image is "Wedding Couple" from Mo's Digital Pencil, I think it's one of the best wedding images around, I masked the bottom of the dress so it fit inside a Standard Oval Nestabilities die (I didn't want the image to go right to the edge and look "chopped off")  I've coloured with Copics, adding iridescent embossing powder to the bride's dress and hair decoration.  Mo's Digital Challenge is G is for... in this case G is for Groom and Glitter.  Crafts 4 Eternity has Here Comes The Bride, so I'm entering there too.  Totally Papercrafts has inspired by a song, if I say "I'm Going To The Chapel" I bet you'll be humming "we're gonna get married..." in an instant! That Craft Place has Monochrome as their theme, I think this counts as monochrome so I'm in :-)
The sentiment is Kaiser as is the crystal feature (a Kaiser Sparklets) on the left of the image  which I've had in my stash for ages, like the gold bead sprigs and the blue pearls that finish the card off. Totally Gorjuss has Anything Goes with Pearls, so I'm in.  Crafty Cardmakers has 1 image, 2 papers, 3 embellishments for their challenge, I'm counting my gold sprigs and pearls as one embellie ("pearls"), adding ribbon and the crystal as another to enter there.
I cut the mat for the image panel with Nestabilities Floral Ovals, The Paper Shelter has Punches and/or Die Cuts for their challenge theme, so I'm in.
I finished the inside of the card to match the outside, the sentiment inside is from Kaisercraft too.
Papertake Weekly2 Sisters Challenge, Crafty Calendar and Cute Card Thursday all have Anything Goes challenges, so I'm entering them too.
When I make a "Special Occassion" card, I usually make a matching envelope or box, I thought I'd show some pics of this one.
The swirl on the front of the envelope is cut (from some of the Tiffany card) using a Memory Box Corner Bow die, I've added some "bling" and a flower cut with a Carl punch.
The inside of the envelope uses some (the last of the A4 sheet!) patterned paper.
Well that's it for today's card, I'll be back in a few days with the card I made for my lovely Mum's birthday - which was today in fact.  We just had dinner at their place, Chris came, as did Matt and the Elaine - with my darling twinnies of course!  Matt is still recuperating, he is off work for at least another four weeks at this stage, he is progressing though so it is getting easier.
If time gets away from me (as it often does, lol) and I don't get back yet with my Mum's card I'll be back on the weekend with a DT card, either way, until then, Happy Crafting, Donna


Donna Mosley said...

Wow! this is stunning Donna, love the image and all tha gorgeous details.

Donna x

Jill said...

gorgeous creation hun thanks so much for joining us at PTW hugs Jill xx

Patty Sue 2 said...

Just beautiful! Love the image and the colors you used! Thank you for joining us at THE PAPER SHELTER CHALLENGE! Good luck and please join us again!

Lin said...

This is honestly one of the nicest wedding cards I have ever seen. Everything about it sits so well with everything else. I love the colours with the subtle hints of them in the image, the embellishments, patterned and textured paper/card. Just gorgeous.

Thank you so much for sharing this stunning design with us. The envelope is pretty gorgeous too!

Lin xx
Crafty Cardmakers

downrightcrafty said...

gorgeous beautiful colours and a great image
Hugs Kate xx

Sharon said...

What a stunning card. Love that image. So nice to see a full-breasted and hip-py bride ;) What an amazing image that is. Thanks for joining in the fun at TG this week. Sharon

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Gorgeous creation, love the colours!
hugs shell xx

michele said...

Thanks for sharing your fabulous card with us at Crfats 4 Eternity, hugs x

Olivia said...

What a beautiful all the embossing and the elegant white. Fab job. Thanks for joining us at Totally PaperCrafts

Olivia said...

What a beautiful all the white and the embossing and layers. Thank you for joining us at Totally Papercrafts

Guylaine said...

very nice card
thank you for playing with us at Craft 4 Eternity

Mary said...

WOW! WOW! That is just stunning. The colors are perfectly matched and the coordinating envelop is over the top. Thanks for joining us this week at Crafty Creations. I hope you get to join us again in the near future.

Wendy Fraser said...

Such a beautiful card, I just love the image, haven't seen that one before, I really like that the bride isn't pencil thin, she has curves in all the right places like a real woman! Fab colour combo and beautifully embellished too. Thanks for joining us at A Gem of a Challenge xx

Meggymay said...

A gorgeous Wedding card, the design and details look wonderful. thank you for joining us at CCM this time.

Sue - bearhouse said...

This is stunning Donna. I love the romantic image, gorgeous colours and wonderful detailing.
Thank you for taking part in A Gem of a Challenge this week
Sue xx

AnjaCardz said...

What an awesome card! Your colouring really blows me away and I love simply everything of your beautiful card! And you have made even a matching envolope - stunning!
Sorry for beeing late with my commenting (we have holidays here in Germany) - but nevertheless thank you so much for joining us at Mo's Digital Pencil! Really hope to see you playing again soon!

Hugs, Anja

Shell said...

Beautiful hun, thanks for joining us at That Craft Place.
Shell xxx