Hi Everyone! Yes can you believe it I’m back with another card this one I have been dying to show but haven’t because I wanted the person who ordered it to see it first IRL.
I do love making these cards there is so much detail on them and you can add as much as you like really, it’s a wedding card for a family friend who’s daughter is getting married in a few weeks time. She was really easy going with what she wanted and left me to it all I asked for was the colour theme they were having at the wedding (I thought I would use this rather than the more traditional) and then I was left to my own devises.
So what did I come up with ??......
The card is 8½ x 8½ and 410gsm so a really sturdy base for all the embellishments
The papers are from Crafts U print and I just changed them to suit the colour theme of blue & white (they’re Baggies fans yayyyyyy) I then distressed the edges and inked with chipped sapphire DI, then edges with crystal stickles.
The image is from Mo Manning I got this one because I have had to do a couple of wedding cards so didn’t want to use the same image for all of them and this is really fun image. I coloured it in with prisma pencils then cut a mask out of the image and stencilled the background in. Finally I distressed the edges and inked with chipped sapphire.
The sentiments were created in MCS as all my cards are. Then it was on to the embellies oh what fun!!!!!!
The flower centre piece I really love making these and they are so easy (though a little fiddly) I didn’t have any blue teardrop beads so out can my trusted pro markers and it worked just a treat. To make it I took a length of tulle about ½” wide (you can trim it afterwards) and about 12” long did a really quick running stitch along the length and gathered it then sew in place and also sew the two raw edges together (trust me you won’t see them) set this aside. I punch a 1” circle from card and add a large pearl to the centre you can use either a glue gun or wet glue for this I prefer using wet glue as it gives you more play time to get them into the right position the down side is you have to really careful when you move them and put them somewhere safe to dry thoroughly. With my centre pearl in place I then start adding the teardrop beads these have been put onto pins and have also had a small pearl added to the top, I cut the bottom of the pin so I just have a short length left to pop behind the centre pearl (for this size I have used about 12 teardrops) when they were in place I added some more pearls just around the centre then left to dry over night.
While this was drying I moved on to the rest of embellishments the punched butterflies, corners and hearts where all embossed and frantaged and beads added as where the bird cages. The studs at either side of the image are actually carpet nails and are like copper colour and very sturdy before I cut the sharp end off I grab a pair long handle tweezers and heat the ball end of the stud with my heat gun just for a minute or so then dip it directly into the frantage which melts on impact then leave to cool before taking the ends off.
The gorgeous lace that was used with pearls is perfect for this sort of cards I got it from Dunhelms and it ties in lovely with the string pearls used on the tag sentiment.
By now the pearl centre piece is dry so I added it to my tulle ruffle trimmed to fit and glued in place making sure it’s not going anywhere lol
Once the front was complete it was time to put the insert in I made this using the same papers as I used on the front and also brought the image through using it in each bottom corner. I then added the verse to both sides distressed and glittered to match the outside and job done.
So I hope you like it I will leave you with another look at the image and a list of challenges I would like to enter it into
http://carabbiemomentsofcraft.blogspot.co.uk/ ATG (inside and out)
http://www.aurorawingschallenge.blogspot.co.uk/ Dream wedding
http://cagichallenge.blogspot.ca/ Tic tac toe (straight across middle)