Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Cross Over


Seen lots of examples recently of these 'crossover' cards that have a post card insert so thought I would give it a go.


I decided to  not to try and go overboard with papers and decorations, mainly because as it was my first attempt if it looked yuk when it was finished I wouldn't have wasted much so a plainish wedding card was decided upon!


I used white pearlised card and 'Budding Vine' embossing folder, layering it onto grey Bazzil card.(Which looks blue in the pic!)

Using up what was left of this satin lace I edged the two crossovers which left me with just enough to use on the insert!

The punched  butterfly was dusted with some glamour dust then I spent quite a while sticking on all the 'trail' gems individually!  The white satin bow was blinged up with another buckle from Imagine.


Outside finished I set about the post card insert.

I really like this LOTV stamp and used the same grey card for a scalloped border. Trying to maintain the clean look, I resisted the usual flowers etc and just used a shiny fabric heart and two larger sparkly gems.


I suppose it looks OK but am not happy with it!
I had several attempts at making the insert, I tried making one with ribbon 'pulls' so it could just be pulled out but it looked real overpowering with the two bits of ribbon sticking out from the top, so I tried it with just one piece of ribbon instead. Didn't look right.
Then I tried making a hanger from some scrap lace  - didn't like that either,
The post card insert ended up being stuck inside another piece of white embossed card and the way things are going it could yet well end up as a tag - or even worse consigned to the bin.  
There's no sentiment yet - until I've made my mind up on what I'm going to do with the inside I thought it best to leave well alone. 


Despite my reservations am submitting it into the following challenges -
Craft Room - Emboss It
Craft Your Passion - Lots of texture
My Mum's Craft Shop - Embossing
Fashionista - Wedding/Anniversary
House of Gilli - Ribbon and Sparkles
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes 

Thanks for being here - it's a lovely day and we currently have lots of blue sky and sunshine! Hope the weather is as calm and peaceful where you are. x

46 comments:

froebelsternchen Susi said...

such a romantic piece ..gorgeous!

Jan said...

Ooh.... what a lot of phaffing around! But,as far as I can seen, it has ended up perfectly. Lovely idea and design.

sassy said...

nice day for a white wedding....wow viv this is so elegant love those buckles went for a gander but couldnt find any prices...but super site just love this the more i look ..ok ill stop looking but its so good..and the insert fabulous..clever you hugs sassxxxxxxxxxxxx

Suzanne Brookfield said...

Now this is simple elegance at its beat! Truly breathtaking!!! Thank you for entering the Craft Room challenge this fortnight. Suzanne :)

Wendy said...

Absolutely beautiful Viv, love the design.
Wendy xx

Catherine said...

This is such a beautiful card, love all the embossing.....

Rose Petal said...

Hello Viv. SIMPLY STUNNING.
Lots of love, Sandra xxx

Flowergirl said...

Wow! This is so beautiful! Really gorgeous wedding card, love all the pretty embossing and lace x
Wendy x

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous,love the image and fab papers.xxx

Laine said...

This is so beautiful. So clean and so detailed.
Thank you so much for joining us at Fashionista this month. Good luck with the Challenge and we hope to see you again soon.
Hugs
Laine
X

Stamps and Paper said...

Viv this is stunning...beautiful embossing and gorgeous ribbon everthing a wedding card should have

Anne

June Nelson said...

WoW me darlin now this is it for me, its so elegantly beautiful, you really surprise me cos your so diverse, I just love everything you come up with, just scrummy loves it mate xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

Zoe Sanderson said...

Oh Viv this is divine perfect for a wedding card, love the purity of it. Thank you for sharing with us at Craft-Room Challenge, good luck XOXO Zoe

Anne said...

This looks absolutely wonderful to me. You are so clever. Cheers Anne

Esther said...

This is such a beautiful elegant card ...Love the embossing, and the insert is lovely...Thanks so much for joining our Craft-Room Challenge..Esther xx

craftysue49 said...

Stunning card ...and very different love the design , papers , stamp and lo..Wonderful card Viv xx

Suzie's Card Den said...

This is gorgeous Viv - I guess you might be making more now with this success under your belt.
Hugs
Suzie xx

Debi said...

breathtaking, what a gorgeous wedding card, thanks for joining us at craft room challenge, debi x

Lee said...

Hey Sassy i remember that song wasn't it Billy Idol lol.

This card is absolutely STUNNING in every way Viv you must be soooo pleased with it.Hugs xx

Jackie said...

What a wonderful, classy card, so beautiful :o)
Jackie xx

Clare said...

So elegant and I just love it.

debby4000 said...

Oh WOW Viv, absolutely gorgeous.
luv
debby

Caz said...

Stunning card, love all the embossing and lace. Gorgeous!
Hugs
Caz x

Aud said...

What a beautiful card, love all the embossing and love the lace. thanks for leaving a comment on my blog. Aud x

coops said...

wow this is so stunning viv.beautiful white on white design and i love the image and design :D

xx coops xx

craftybunny said...

A truly beautiful card.Lovely soft colours and an elegant design.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion.Hope to see you again next week :D
Lisa x

Monica said...

STUNNER!!!

Monica xxx

Gaynor said...

Now this is absolutely stunning, love this type of card and I need to give it a go, thanks for joining our challenge at MMCS, hope to see you again soon, Gaynor DT xx

Elaine said...

What a stunning creation Viv, What a Fantastic wedding card. Fabulous colours a lovely design great embossing and gorgeous main image . Well done hugs Elaine
can you tell I like it ? :) LOL

Daen'Ys said...

I adore this card.
The embossing pattern gives it an incredible elegance!
The view that it is made ​​very simply adds to the beauty!
I also love the wedding stamp.

Daen'Ys

Shelby said...

So elegant and gorgeous. Love the embossing and for your first go this is awesome!

Shelby

Jules said...

Hi Viv

How gorgeous is this .. .. and I love the beautiful bow with that stunning buckle.

Great shape.

Love Jules xx

Rina said...

Thanks for joining us again Viv!!! This is lovely... I adore the embossing, very elegant!

I really love your work Viv!
Good Luck with this entry and remember you can enter as many times as you like :)

Rina
Fashionista DT Coordinator

Katina said...

So gorgeous Viv!
Thanks for playing along with us at PTW this week.
Good luck!
xx

Maria said...

This is stunning! Such beautiful embossing and clean lines, and it's such a wonderful keepsake for the happy couple. Thanks for joining in with our "Emboss It" theme over at the Craft-Room and good luck in the draw.

Maria x

PetraB said...

So elegant and absolutely stylish. You should send all the photos of your wedding creations to Imagine-DIY wedding, they have a monthly challenge:
http://www.imaginedoingityourself.co.uk/Here%27s%20what%20you%27ve%20been%20making.html

Teresa said...

Oh wow Viv this is stunning, so beautiful in white, gorgeous image inside too. xx

craftyeyes said...

wow viv this is a beautiful card tracy xx

Lyndsey Marie said...

Stunning card, love the embossed detail and fabby insert. Thanks for joining us this week at My Mums Craft Shop Challenges.
Lyndsey xx

craft-roomjulia said...

Such a beautiful elegant card, I love it. Thanks for joining us at Craft Room Challenge and good luck. Julia xx

Jenni's Jems said...

This is so pretty and romantic love it and have bow envy-gorgeous x

Maureen said...

Beautiful!!!

Viv said...

Just fabulous Viv, you make such gorgeous cards :) Viv xx

Natalie Z. *Paselska* said...

Beautiful card. Thank for plaing with us at Fashionista.
Hugs Natalie xx

Inkypinkydelights said...

Lovely card Viv! Good luck in the top five, Judy x

Gibmiss said...

Hi viv
Stunning card ....,love love love it ........
Hugs sylvievxxxx
All your cards are stunning ... Just scrolling throughxx