Wednesday, 17 October 2012

Nice Day for a ......

White Wedding!
Have been doing a few commissioned cards this week - in between the Christmas ones, I had a couple of orders for other things - so to take a break from 'Kiddie Kristmas' (will share later!!) I set about a wedding order.
This was one of those cards that I enjoyed doing and suprisingly was pleased with the result!

I used silver grey pearlised card as the base after fiddling with pale blue and pink - the grey seemed to give the card 'depth' whereas the other colours did not give as much definition as I wanted.

I used a Martha Stewart punch around the page set and cut two different sizes out of white linen textured card. 

The paper roses were made using a Marianne Die and I sat for a long time rolling and glueing!

The silver flourishes are also a Marianne Die and I used a X-Cut leaf punch, highlighting the embossed bit of the leaves and the edges with a Silver Leafing pen.

The two large hearts were PC generated and printed onto the same linen card. I have an extreme fondness for this sentiment which I have seen used several times and think it is a nice change from the usual wedding greetings.

I assembled it all together and layered the smaller card onto the larger piece with 3d foam pads and then layered the whole thing onto the silver card base again using 3d foam pads. 

After adding some Liquid Pearls onto the roses I finished it off with some small crystals in the corners and randomly on the two hearts and then glued the gorgeous rhinestone and crystal heart (another Imagine DIY purchase!) onto the sentiment heart.
No wedding keepsake should come without a box so made one to match!
I am sitting though and wondering if I should add a wee bit of sparkly to the rose edges? What do you think?

Challenges -
Creative Crafts - 3 of something (Hearts)
Pan Pastel - Wedded Bliss
One Stitch at a time - Song (White Wedding - Billy Idol)
Anything Goes - Make your own Emellies (
Fashionista - Anything Goes
Gem of a Challenge - Flowers
Totally Papercrafts - Make your own Flowers
Emergency Crafters - Recipe- gems, flowers, die cut shape
Crazy Challenge - Handmade Flowers

Will be off to have a trawl through blogland once I've got my coffee - have a nice day whatever you're doing! x


Jacqui's little piece of England said...

This is gorgeous Viv love how you've punched around the edge of the card well words fail me I just LOVE it

jacqui xx

sassy said...

stunning card them rolled flowers...and the bit of bling ...fabby card hugs sassxxxx

Netty said...

wow your card is gorgeous, xx

Stamps and Paper said...

Viv what a beautiful all your rolled roses and your pretty punched edge...beautiful box also


Mau xx said...

This is Gorgeous Viv, I so love RTP punches, I love the hearts and sentiment too, Its beautiful!
Huge Hugs Mau xx

Wendy said...

Absolutely gorgeous Viv, love it.
Wendy xx

Meggymay said...

Wow, this looks gorgeous. I think those roses look wonderful as they are.
Yvonne x

Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

wow that is such a stunning creation!!!!! Totally love it. And of course that was one of my favorite song (now that is saying about my age lol :D )

Thanks for joining us as OSAAT this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Crafting Vicky

Jackie said...

What a wonderful card and box, so beautiful, I love it as it is, doesn't need any sparkle :o)
Jackie xx

Crafty Lark said...

Everything about this card is gorgeous. xx Flora

Sue W said...

Just Beautiful Viv! Love the white on silver and your Roses are devine!!!

Anne said...

Viv this is stunning and yes, a lovely sentiment

coops said...

so stunning and elegant viv.i love your white on white design ;D

xx coops xx

Craftyanny said...

Classy and elegant. A beautiful card
Thanks for playing along with Totally Papercrafts
Anne x

lainey said...

stunning, love those flowers!! lainey x

Mrs A. said...

I think a little bit of sparkly to the roses is perfectly in order. You were right to use gthe grey card too. A great card. Hugs Mrs A.

Gillian .... said...

Absolutely gorgeous design, love the colour tones to this card, thanks for sharing it with us at PanPastel UK.


Wow Viv - this is stunning. The sentiment is lovely too - as you say, it's a little different from the usual wedding wording. The Roses look so classy just as they are - absolutely perfect for a wedding card.
Sylvia x

Viv said...

Oh wow Viv ! this is absolutely gorgeous ! loving all the white and the pretty flowers and that fabulous gem too......yes I bought loads of those too he he :) Viv xx

Sherry said...

That is one stunning card Viv - all that rolling and glueing was definitely worth it, the roses look fantastic! xx

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Beautiful, I love the layout and that diamond heart is gorgeous. Thank you for joining in with the PanPastel challenge blog
Lindsay xx

Joey said...

Viv I absolutely LOVE this, so elegant and so pretty! Joey x

June Nelson said...

OOh this is gorj me darlin all rooooomantic,loving this, if I ever get married again you can make me one of these lol, happy saturday big huggies Juen xxxxxxxxxx

Alessandra said...

the roses look brilliant and I know how long it takes to make them, such a fusy job!! Wodnerful card, I love it!
Hugs, Alessandra

Jules said...

Hi Viv

Stunning, gorgeous and beautiful!!!

Love this very much. It must have taken ages to put all those roses together!!

Hope you are having a good weekend.

Love Jules xx

Lee said...

WOWSER.My goodness hope they appreciate all that wonderful work.Beautifully crafted LOVE it.x

Shelby said...

This card is so pretty and utterly elegant. I love all of the punches you've used and the rolled flowers are gorgeous especially with the liquid pearls.


Jennie said...

What a pleasure it will be for the lucky couple to open your beautifully decorated box and find this gorgeous card inside. Thank you for joining us at OSAAT this week. Jennie DT

Doreen said...

This is just gorgeous ,love the flowers and fab

Carole Z said...

Gorgeous card, perfect for our Emergency Crafters challenge this time, thank you for joining in, Carole Z X

Gaynor said...

I'm not surprised your please This is gorgeous, love the flowers and the gorgeous colours, thanks for joining our challenge at Anything Goes, Gaynor x

Vicky said...

A beautiful card!! Thanks for joining us with your flowers at A Gem of A Challenge

hugs Vicky xxx

Julies Crafty Creations said...

Very elegant card, thanks for joining in with our Anything Goes challenge over at Fashionista and good luck
Julie x
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marion82 said...

so elegant!!
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Eva Gro said...

Beautiful card! Love the clean white color!

Thank you for entering our challenge over at Fashionista Challenge Blog
Good luck in the draw! – Hope to see you again next time!

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MyCraftWorld said...

Hi Viv!
wow beautiful card! How lovely it would be to receive that on your wedding day!
Thank you for joining us at Emergency Crafters.
~Lucy x

Garima Srivastava said...

Divine work...