Saturday, 28 April 2012

Commissioned wedding card

Why is it that sometimes it takes ages to make a card and it still doesn't seem right? I was asked to make a Wedding Day card - and I need to give it to the person tomorrow, so needed to get it done today. Anyway, whatever I thought of and tried just didn't seem to work.

So this is what I've settled for in the end. The background paper is Papermania - it has the look of being dusted with gold although that isn't obvious here. It was for that reason that I decided to stamp with versamark and heat emboss with detail gold, but on reflection I wonder whether it would have been better to have embossed with copper, but it's done now and I'm not starting all over again!

The inner piece of paper is from a K & Co La Boutique pad which I've had for ages. It actually had a border around it with a repeated wedding sentiment, but it included 'our wedding' which wasn't appropriate for someone else to give, so I cut it off. I stamped and embossed the image before I decided to print the sentiments directly to that piece of paper - I managed after trial and error on ordinary paper to get the sentiments in the right places, but in the process I got some printer ink smudged at the bottom - which is why I had to put the string of gems there and some more at the top to counterbalance.

The flowers are Martha Stewart - I very gently distressed the edges with fired brick DI to give a deeper pink and did the same around the outside of the card. Why is it that colours don't always look right on the photo (made worse I suppose by the poor light of a rainy day which resulted in using flash). The little punched hearts filled a space that looked odd without them.

I'm linking this for the following challenges:

Everybody art 190: wedding
Soartful: wedding/anniversary
Ruby's rainbow 27: brown & pink
Make all with love 27: celebration/party
Fashionable stamping 20: embossing
Kaboodle 116: emboss it
Crafts and me 81: embossing
Pixie dust studio 124: embossing
Deep ocean 24: use punches/dies
Truly scrumptious 79: distressing & die cuts/punches
Whimsy 36: distressing
The stamp man: show us your shabby chic or distressed style
Wags n whiskers 78: distressing
Desert island crafts 29: I chose: favourite song 'Love and marriage', embossing, distressing
S J Crafts 4: favourites (favourite song)
Craft-room: ink it
Sentimental Sundays 99: celebrating earth day - flowers
Paper creations ink 23: flowers
Little darlings 22: flowers
Moving along with the times: garden or flowers
Prairie fairy Fridays 77: anything with flowers
Cards and scrap 30: use flowers
Pile it on 17: sparkle & shine
Tuesday throwdown 95: use some sparkle
One stop craft 180: recipe - 1 image, 2 designer papers, 3 embellishments (flowers, hearts, gems)
Aud sentiments: anything goes
Victorine 32: anything goes
Simon says: anything goes
Make it Monday 86
Inspire me Fridays 56
52 card pickup 17


  1. This is a very lovely wedding card - love that image that you used. So pretty. Thanks so much for joining us this week at Pile it On.

  2. A really beautiful wedding card.. ♥
    Thank you for your participance on Make all with Love..

    Hugs, Katrin

  3. Hi Hazel! Thanks for coming by and looking for the hop. It went live on my site at 7:00 my time but I'm on the West coast so that may have been the problem : ). I forgot to ask the other hoppers what time zone they meant. Sorry about that!

  4. Hello again! Thanks for coming back and becoming a follower! Your comment was very sweet and encouraging : ). Love your work, I'm getting so inspired by everyone!

  5. I think your flowers turned out great! I love the centers.

    Their names look good on the card and give a personal element.

    Thanks for sharing on MIM, so I could take a peek.

  6. A lovely card Hazel, I love the Gerbera's they look so real.
    Thanks for joining us again at MAWTT.
    Hugs Mau xx

  7. lovely card Hazel, Thanks for Joining us on the Pile It On challenge this time, see you soon! hugs Samantha :0)

  8. Gorgeous card Hazel, I love your wedding couple stamp.

  9. Lovely card! Love the flowers:)
    Thankyou for joining us at PaperCreations Ink Challenges:)
    Lynn x

  10. Lovely card!

    thank you for joining in the fun with us at Ruby’s Rainbow for our “Brown & Pink ” challenge

    Hope you will join us again soon

    Hugs Shaz x

  11. This is really pretty, love the embossing! Thanks for joining us at The One stop Craft Challenge!

  12. Such an elegant card Hazel, I love the papers and soft colours. Thank you for joining us at Whimsy Stamps this week, good luck with the challenge x

  13. Lovely card. Thank you for playing at Aud Sentiments.

    Hugs Ali x

  14. Stunning card Hazel!!

    Thank you for joining us with the flower challenge at Little Darling Stamps.
    hugs, Janiel

  15. very fabulous and noble!

    thanks so much for playing along with us at Ruby’s Rainbow Challenges!

    hugs and kisses from germany,
    silvi xoxo

  16. Vielen Dank für deine Teilnahme bei EAC.
    Liebe Grüße Doreen

  17. A lovely wedding card Hazel, the embossed image is superb. Thanks for sharing this with us at FSC and The Stamp Man this week.
    hugs {brenda} xox

  18. A wonderful wedding card, looks really fabulous. Thanks for joining us on FSC this fortnight.

  19. Beautiful card Hazel! I'm sure the person you made it for will love it!! Love the embossing!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!


  20. Beautiful, Hazel! Thanks for joining in our challenge at Tuesday Throwdown. Hope to see you again tomorrow when our new challenge starts.
    NanaConnie DT

  21. Hazel, I think you did a beautiful card. We are our own worst critics, though. I love your embossing. I'm sure they will love it. Thanks for joining us at Paper Creations Ink, and we look forward to seeing you again next time. Hugs, dj1952 (Debra) GDT

  22. Lovely card Hazel.
    Thank you for joining us at Ruby's Rainbow Challenge this week.

  23. Gorgeous card Hazel, I love the flowers and all the gold embossing. Thanks for joining us at FSC this time
    Claire xx

  24. Gorgeous card i love the image. Thanks for joining us at Crafts and Me this week. luv gina xx

  25. A stunning card

    Thankyou for joining us at RRC - hope to see you again soon

    Ang x

  26. Love this pretty card Hazel thanks for playing along at MAWTT this week hugs Judith xx

  27. Hi Hazel,
    I think this wedding card came out beautiful. Very elegant and suitable for the occasion. Thanks for joining in with the Truly Scrumptious challenge.


  28. A very elegant and beautfully embossed wedding card, perfect for our challenge. Thanks for sharing it with us at FSC. XX

  29. Great card love the flowers thanks for joining us at S J Crafts this month.
    Jenny x


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