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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Wedding Card DT project

Well its getting to the time of year when those who are lucky enough to have romance in their lives (No Darling, playing Heavy Metal music to me doesn't really make the grade!), are starting to think about Flowers, Choccies, and all the nice things.

So the Challenge for this month over at Scrapbook Stamp Society is "Hearts and Flowers."  I found this wonderful Digi-stamp by Morgan Fitzsimons. A really Beautiful digi, of a Human and an Elf, being romantic.

 A friend of mine said to me the other day, that if she ever got married, she wouldn't want a picture of some other married couple, who looks nothing like her, on a card, which is what sent me down this track for this image, instead of the usual Valentine's card.

This isnt a complicated card, as its just a case of layering up, much easier when you have a large A4 Die-cutting machine, mines a Happy Cut, and some fabulous Spellbinders dies and embossing sheets.

I used some Water Colour paper, through my printer, to print the digi out, and then went at it with some Whispers pens, Mica Inks, and a Water Brush. I didnt want too many colours, as I wanted this quite serene, and calm, so left the clothing as the white paper, and just added touches of colour to the clothes, which makes the couple stand out from the background, instead of being lost in a riot of colour.
Yellow Roses instead of Red went round the heart wreath design, and lots of shades of green for the leaves. so done and dusted. 
Next I cut it out, then traced round the back of it onto a piece of Centura Pearl card, and cut the aperture. The remaining card, I ran through the Happy Cut using the Spellbinders Parisian Accents die. Then I took the main piece and ran it through on top of the Fancy Flourish Grand Impressibilities die. I then layered the main sheet onto another sheet of Centura Pearl, using Foam Tape, and dropped the Water Coloured card through the aperture, so it was central. I threaded a yellow ribbon through the Accent die cuts, and placed one on either side of the card with some Pinflair Glue Gel.
Then to emphasize the Heart aperture I added some Cosmic Shimmer Gold Pearlised PVA in drops, and used the Happy Cut, and Spellbinders Spiral Blossom One die on some handmade papers, to create the yellow roses. I added a few green leaves, and some wired beads to the flower arrangement for a bit of pizzazz, as I didn't want to glitter any of it, due to the Mica, in the water colouring, and the Pearlescent sheen of the Centura Cardstock.
I added a pair of rings, from a Stamp, and embossed them, and mounted them on the front of the card, as a sentiment, so now we have a Wedding Card.
The inside is a sheet of Centura pearl insert paper, I imported the digi stamp into My Craft Studio, my graphics program of choice, and faded the digi into the background, then added a verse from, Free Verses 4 Cards here,

So there's my Wedding card, and DT entry for this month at Scrapbook Stamp Society Challenge Blog, do pop over and have a look at all the fabulous stamps they have and enter your self, as there are 5 prizes on offer, xxx

Have fun, 

This is entered in the Following Challenges:
Love is in the air at Simply Create Too
Love and Romance Paper Creations Ink
Truly Madly Crafty Challenges anything goes
Desmet Designs, love (no red or pink)

Totally Paper Crafts Flower Challenge



Sheen said...

Hello, Lou, this is another lovely card from you. I love the limited use of colour of this beautiful white card and it compliments the subtlety of the gentle image perfectly.
Crafty hugs, Sheenagh x

Marleen said...

beautiful card, really romantic xxx

Craftyanny said...

Fab card, beautifully coloured too.
Thanks for playing along with us at Scrapbook Stamp Society challenges
Anne x

Linda said...

Lou this is absolutely stunning my friend. I love everything about it!!!!

Linda xxx

Dawn said...

What a lovely wedding card! Very Romantic!
Dawn xx

GoonerGirl said...

Beautiful Card love the image.. Chris xx

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

So pretty, I love the image and those flowers are gorgeous
Lindsay xx

Sammibug said...

Very pretty. Love how you used the ribbon. Thanks for playing in our Love And Romance challenge at Paper Creations Ink. ~~Sammibug,~~ Guest Designer for Paper Creations Ink.

Julia said...

I love the image and your colors. Sweet card! Thanks for joining us at Paper Creations Ink.

Craft Owl said...

Thanks for joining in - good luck with ALL the challenges :)

Buladi said...

So sweet wedding card.Fabulous image. I like your white and yellow colors combination. Wonderful! Love it.

Plastic Card
Plastic Card Printing

Paper Creations Ink said...

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