Thursday, 21 July 2011


Have you ever started something and then been sorry????? I had sooooo much trouble with this card and I have no earthly explanation as to why!
I had what I wanted to do in my head but when it came to actually doing it, the first two attempts ended up in the bin - I could not get it the way I wanted it no matter what I did. I finally settled on this and I hope the lady who has ordered it this ruby wedding easel card will be happy with it.

Even though I love Liverpool FC, I find red a real difficult colour to work with! I think it can be overpowering if you use too much and I hope I've managed to get the balance right here.
I opted for lots of textured card, made using my two favourite 'Budding Vine' and 'Swiss Dots' embossing folders. The backgound card is also textured with 'bubbles' -(bought in a pack, not embossed by me!).

The main sentiment focus was a freebie some time ago and I have used it before. I covered it with some very fine glitter and then added a metallic heart. Cut out with nesties, some flowers (both fabric and paper), a butterfly and a few pearls and it was finished.

Challenges -
Hooked On Craft - Love
Flutterby Wednesday- Anything Goes
Craft Us Crazy - Anything Goes
Kaboodle Doodles - Embossing
House that Stamps Built - Repeat Impressions DCC720 Designer’s Choice Challenge- Glitter


Always with a Sentiment said...

Hiya Viv. This is so beautiful and very classy. I love the design and the beautiful layout.
If I was recieving this card, I would be absolutely thrilled. Happy crafting.
With love, Sandra xxx

coops said...

this is beautiful viv.really stylish and elegant :D

xx coops xx

Miss Sue said...

I can totally relate to your struggles. The end result is gorgeous. Thanks for playing along at Kaboodle Doodles.

Danni said...

What a pretty card! Sorry it gave you troubles! Thank you for playing along with my flutter by challenge!

Unknown said...

That is absolutely gorgeous! You did it with excellence. Don't know how you can part with it.

Jackie said...

It looks just as gorgeous here as on DC. I love red/white cards and I think you have just the right balance here :o)
Jackie xx

sparklygirl-Tina said...

Hi Viv

Well worry no more Viv cos you've created an absolutely wonderful card here - I love the main focus element that you've added the sparkle to the delicate butterfly is so pretty and the well just such a great card! The recipient will be delighted with it.

Thanks so much for joining us this week over at Kaboodle Doodles and good luck.


Jules said...

Viv .. .. this is stunniing!!!

I am sure that your customer and the recipients will be over the moon with it!!

That is one delicious sentiment and I love all the embossing.

You are right .. .. red can be overpowering sometimes .. .. but you have used it perfectly here.

This lovely creation could have pride of place on my mantlepiece any day!!!

Have a good weekend.

Love Jules xx

June Nelson said...

Hiya me darlin, I think this is fantastic!!!! its gorgeous love it so wat u mumbling on about pmsl. Its really elegant my friend, have a lovely sunday whatever your doing xxxxxx

♥Gemma♥ said...

Absolutely stunning hunni & just simply love everything about it :D
hugs and xxx

Geneviève aka Muscade said...

So Sweet! I love the design and the colors.
Thanks for playing with us at Craft Us Crazy!