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:

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

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  2. 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

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

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  4. Absolutely beautiful Viv, love the design.
    Wendy xx

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

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

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

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

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  9. 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

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

    Anne

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  11. 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

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  12. 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

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

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  14. 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

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

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

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

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  18. 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

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

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  20. So elegant and I just love it.

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  21. Oh WOW Viv, absolutely gorgeous.
    luv
    debby

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

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

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

    xx coops xx

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  25. 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

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  26. 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

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  27. 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

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  28. 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

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

    Shelby

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  30. Hi Viv

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

    Great shape.

    Love Jules xx

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  31. 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

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

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  33. 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

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  34. 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

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

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  36. wow viv this is a beautiful card tracy xx

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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