Saturday, 6 June 2009

happily ever after

I was asked to make a wedding card with a white and silver colour scheme and I am entering the finished card into FIVE challenges.

I used this weeks fabulous sketch at A Spoon Full of Sugar. As soon as I saw this sketch, I knew that it was the one that I would be using for my card.

At Simon Says Stamp Challenge the challenge is to use any of the Tim Holtz products, I have used a few TH products - largely glue as you will see.

Use your diecuts and punches is the challenge this week at Cute Card Thursday. I have used three different punches and made a diecut piece.

The Stamp Something Challenge has a wedding theme.
Last, but not least, the One Stop Craft Challenge has an embossing theme. I embossed the sentiment that I made.
So, here is the card:

I used Silver Wedding Hearts and Silver Wedding Vows and stitched these onto a piece of white cardstock. For the trim across the middle, I punched a heart border with my Fiskars punch and machined a lace trim to it.

Flowers are by Prima and I added a silver glitter brad to the centre and some branches punched using my Martha Stewart punch.
I diecut an oval shape with my Cricut from a piece of vellum which has silver hearts. I inked the edges in silver before placing it behind the couple.
The wedding couple are from The Greeting Farm and I coloured them with my copics. I gave the bride a bit of glitz by adding some Tim Holtz ~ Stickles to the flowers in her hair, the bow, the trim of the dress and her eyeshadow.
For the mat on which the couple are standing, I took a piece of white card, layered it with a piece of silver angel hair and added a white acetate Hambly Screen Print Frame before machine stitching them all together.
I glued on the happy couple with Ranger ~ Glossy Accents. This really is the best glue to use. You have plenty of time to squidge the image into place before it starts to dry and I know that it will stick nicely to the acetate and never come off.

I made lace corner trims and sewed on the buttons with silver thread. I know I did this on the last card I posted, but I quite like the effect.

Finally, I made the sentiment from a stamp included in this Greeting Farm set. I used silver ink to stamp the sentiment and then clear embossed it. I also inked and embossed the edges and created a double layer. I cornered the edges with my Round-It-All and added a silver glittered brad.

Thank you for looking.

kat - keeley

having a {me} day


Ittybittyinkspotstoo said...

This is really a WOW card!
You did great, love the silvers! DP is awesome and love the lace you used! Did you sew lace on a border?? How cool is that! I love this card!

Donna said...

Oh this is sooooo adorable! Beautiful papers and I love the buttons and lace. Thanks for joining in the one stop craft challenge. Donna x

Faye said...

Wow, what a beautiful wedding card. I love the look of the silver. Your embossing is gorgeous.

flatis stempelwelt said...

wow, thats a lovely card with a cute image, love it !!!
Thanks so much for playing with my sketch..
Hugs, Sonja xx

Shelley said...

Gorgeous card, I love all the detail and the colour scheme. Thanks for joining in with this weeks One Stop Craft Challenge.
Shelley xx

Iris said...

The wedding-card is so brilliant, love the image, papers and the great details. Absolut stunning work!!!

Thanks for joining the Simon Says Challenge.


Riet said...

What a beautiful cards,l love the images and colours.
So gorgeous papers.
L love them all.

Hugs Riet.x

Anonymous said...

You have knocked me of my chair....

The card is extraordinary!!!!!


Thanks for your participation.

Hugs ivi

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card !! Simply stunning, lovely image and the colours you used are fantastic :-)

Thanks for joining the Simon Says Challenge :-)
Lorraine x

Erin... said...

Sooooooooo adorable! love the papers adn that image is so cute!! Great layout too! thanks for joining us at stamp something!

Maggie Bob said...

Wow - who knew white and silver would make such a classy looking card? I love it.

Thanks for taking part in One Stop Craft Challenge this week!