Saturday, 23 August 2014

Natural Wedding

Hi guys

Today, I'd like to share a commission card I've made for a friend.  The big day she wanted the card for isn't until Monday but I'm sure the happy couple don't follow my blog and will be far too busy to see it!  The brief was a fairly modern and simple design using neutral, champagne and gold colours.

I started by using a card base which I've had in my stash for years, and it had an already debossed central square panel.  I die cut a smaller square from some cream hammered cardstock and cut a notch on either side for the jute twine to be tied around, without shifting.  The names and date were computer generated and printed on the same cream cardstock before die cutting with a tag die.  The tag die I used was wider than I wanted so I cut down the edges before attaching with the twine.  Next, using some natural pearlescent cardstock I stamped some dots and a stitched heart with VersaMark before heat embossing in white and then used the corresponding heart die to cut these out.  Next I die cut the 'love' word from gold cardstock and adhered this over the hearts.  Once the cream square panel had been popped up on 3D foam I secured the two tags also with 3D foam to stop them shifting around.  The final touch was to add a few pearls.

Materials used:
  • Stamps: Clearly Besotted - Love Hearts and Building Blocks
  • Ink: VersaMark
  • Dies: Clearly Besotted - Love Hearts, Love Word Die and Tag Along
  • Embossing Powder: Stampin' Up - White
  • Cardstock, twine and pearls from stash

Challenge entries:

Let's Craft and Create - Challenge #95 - Ribbon or Twine
STAMPlorations - August Challenge - Stamps and Die Cuts
Dream Valley - Challenge #88 - Wedding
Creative Card Crew - Challenge #68 - Embossing
Love to Create - Challenge #129 - Polka Dots & Pearls
Papertake Weekly Challenge - To Die For
The Crafter's Cafe - Challenge #77 - Square Cards only

That's all for now folks.  I hope to have more to share with you before the weekend is over :)  I hope you're enjoying the weekend so far, and looking foward to the bank holiday (those of you in the UK!).


  1. Stunningly elegant :) Hugs Bev x

  2. Lovely wedding card Rebecca x

  3. This is utterly chic and elegant Anita with a super touch of glam!
    Love it
    Sarah xx

  4. Anita, this is absolutely gorgeous. I love the soft neutral palette and the twine and little tags are perfect touches. I'm sure your friend will be thrilled!

  5. Such a lovely card Anita, and just perfect for our challenge at Let's Craft and Create. Thank you for sharing.

  6. Oh WOW! This is so pretty - love the personalized tags too! Thanks for joining in with STAMPlorations~

  7. This is modern, young, edgy and most of all beautiful! Great use of texture, color, space and lines! Thanks so much for dropping by The Crafter's Cafe Challenge Blog! We look forward to your next visit!
    Chana, DT Coordinator

  8. Wow love your card - solo elegant !!!

  9. Hi, Neet!
    Just wanted to let you know that your project will be featured on our FB Page tomorrow morning at 9:AM EDT. You are our CAS featured designer of the day. I am working on finishing our feature badge and will announce on our page how to collect yours. Thanks so much for sharing your amazing talent. I hope you will join us here at 613 Avenue Create and become a member of the Front Porch Gang.
    Chana M. Harris, Owner
    613 Avenue Create Challenge Blog

  10. Your wedding card is gorgeous and I love how you have personalised it too - hugs xx

  11. Your card is so sweet and simple. Thank you for joining us over at Love to Create Challenges this week!
    Amanda LTCDT

  12. Beautiful card Anita, I bet the happy couple will love it, hope you are having a lovely weekend xx

  13. WOW! This is absolutely stunning, Anita! I love the shimmery hearts and the gorgeous, elegant color palette! How lovely that you personalized it, too!!!

  14. LOVE this card Anita! So perfectly CAS, beautiful and elegant. Loll xx

  15. Lovely elegant wedding card! Thank you for joining our "Polka Dots and Pearls" Challenge this week at Love to Create.
    Ruza ~ LTC Admin/Designer
    Ruza's Craft Corner

  16. This is fab. Thanks for joining us at CCC xx Jan

  17. Stunning, Anita. Thanks much for joining us at STAMPlorations this month with this beauty.


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