Sunday 15 May 2016


Followers of my blog will know that a couple of weeks ago I was asked if I could make a Wedding card. Well who doesn't like a wedding???? The answer is ME. Because as soon as I said 'Of Course I can', I was given a list of very specific instructions as to what I had to include!!
I started the card without much enthusiasm I confess. As I tried to work out how to incorporate everything my already low enthusiasm diminished even more.
But my Mum always said that you should never give up  - so I didn't and think now I have presented something reasonably passable.
Instructions - 1. " One of your 'stand-up' cards (hope she meant Easel LOL), 2. Te couple are in their 50's so no 'young brides or grooms' (???), 3. He likes trains  4. She's a musician  5. Please add their names too
SIMPLES......................................................... not.
So here's the finished article. A front view and a stand up view
I used the brick embossing folder on the bottom to try and make it look like the couple were dancing towards the vintage train - they are raised up from the card so it does have a perspective effect in real life. I think the bride's head-dress has a vintage 20's feel to it so hopefully that counts as 'not young'!!
The clouds folder was a mag freebie and I rubbed some pale blue pastel chalk to give the sky a bit of colour.
I put the same grey shiny (not mirri) card behind the die cut train (the left over from the matting piece used) and punched out a few musical notes for steam.
The 'Just Married' sign was PC generated and hung with some embroidery thread. The card is in fact bright white so I mustn't be very good at pic taking as it looks quite dull here! 
Used the same musical notes punch for the base and added another sign with the couple's names secured with a silver heart brad.
Heaved a sigh of relief when this was finished - can only hope the person who ordered it thinks it is OK!

Challenges -
Allsorts - Vintage
Crafting with Dragonflies - Wedding
CFAS - Embossing
Creative Moments - Black/White and Grey
Crafty Catz - Dies and Punches

Thanks for visiting - have a lovely day whatever you're doing. x


Cara said...

No wonder your heart sank with that list! But you pulled it off and made an amazing card. I'm sure they will love it. Cara x

brenda said...

Knew you would get there Viv, it's lovely and I think you covered all the requirements here, just sorry I was unable to help out with the train. For future reference I did have sailing ship and different wedding couple drop through my door a week or so ago. And a super card for Allsorts, many thanks for joining in.

So Wednesday, how are we all feeling about that ?

B x


WOW Viv - what a fabulous wedding card. Well done with all the specific detail.
Sylvia xx

Pia S said...

Oh my gosh. That is a challenge. Good to have some kind of instructions on what the couple would like but to include it all on one card?!? It's certainly not something you can get from a store. But you did it!

Carole said...

Well done you are chuffed with this one!! I love your musical notes coming out of the chimney and lets face it you couldn't buy a card meeting all those requests. I can hear the sigh of relief now it is all done.

Meggymay said...

A great card Viv, It looks fantastic and I'm sure the happy couple will love it.
Yvonne xx

McCrafty's Cards said...

This is gorgeous Viv I like the die cuts and the embossing
Kevin xx

tilly said...

you have filled the request very well, a super card, thank you for joining us at crafty catz challenge and hope to see you again

aussie aNNie said...

GORGEOUS Viv, love this admirable and classy card.xx

Sarn said...

YOU ARE A GENIUS. This card fits the bill totally. I don't know how you managed it, but you totally nailed the brief.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

Darnell said...

Talk about rising to the challenge, Viv! You made a stunning wedding creation ticking off every one of the specific requests and you made it all flow so smoothly! Nothing is cluttered or overdone, yet there are so many terrific details and personal effects! I applaud you wildly!! Hugs, Darnell

pinky said...

This is just stunning Viv, loving how you have put it all together.

Loll said...

You did an amazing job of fulfilling all the items on her list ... wow! I would never have been able to add all those elements. Your card is truly beautiful, and having it personalized just for them will make a wonderful keepsake for the bride and groom. Congrats on a job well done, Viv!! xx

Lee said...

Hi Viv,chuffin el,I hope you were well paid for this.It is truly brilliant well done you.A very Elegant card with all the stuff they asked for.Hugs and hope you didn't have a migraine

Mervi said...

You made so wonderful card, white is always elegant.
Thank you for sharing at Allsorts;-))m

Susan Hogan said...

Wonderful easel card. Love those die cuts. Thanks for sharing your card with us at Crafting with Dragonflies.

Granmargaret said...

Lovely work. Thank you for joining the challenge at Crafting with Dragonflies. Hope to see you again next time.

Wynn said...

Just popped in to say I love this and think it's very creative. I am sure it will be treasured. So much thought and detail has gone into it. Thank you for sharing it with us at CraFting with Dragonflies. Wynn DT

Anonymous said...

Fabulous card so beautiful and elegant. Thank you for joining us at Crafting For All Seasons.

Erin DT (Owner)

Pat said...

My goodness, you did a wonderful job given that brief Viv, as I don't think I would have known where to start! I love the musical notes coming out of the train chimney and the bride and groom look great. A really cleverly put together card. x

Helen said...

Well, I think you've done a fabulous job considering the requirements you were given! A great card and perfect for our challenge.

Thanks for joining us at Crafting with Dragonflies.

Helen x