Sunday, 15 May 2011

An International Wedding!

A colleague and friend of mine is getting married soon, so I had to mark the occasion. For various reasons, she's not making the date known generally (well, if you saw the fuss they made at work the last time someone got married, you'd understand!) I know, but I've promised not to say anything, so I've even blanked it out of the card - just in case someone from work spots this.
I decided to do an easel card for a change - I generally prefer the normal 'book' fold type! The image is a freebie from Lilyboo at Cuddly Buddly, and it seemed perfect for the occasion, as it's not a white wedding, and this was easily adapted. I coloured it with Promarkers. As you may have guessed, her husband-to-be is an American, and he's given up his job and moved across the Atlantic to be with her - a pretty big move!

I put the main heart together in Photoshop Elements, then used the same artwork to produce some patterned card I could cut the flower and smaller heart shapes from. The large heart and flowers are edged with Distress Ink in Chipped Sapphire and Barn Door respectively, and the paper came from a pad I obtained this weekend - a freebie from Simply Cards and Papercraft from Serif. The magazine just jumped into my trolley yesterday when I saw there was some lightly-patterned red paper in it which would be perfect for this card!

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Emerald Fairies where anything goes,
Scrappy Frogs where anything goes,
Crafty Creations where anything goes,
Digistamps4Joy who want celebrations,
Penny's Papercrafty Challenges where anything goes,
My Mum's Craft Shop where they want to see die cuts (flowers and small hearts)
Papertake Weekly where they want punches or die cuts (die cut flowers and small hearts)
Tuesday Throwdown where they want die cuts (flowers and small hearts).


Tracey Manderson said...

OH a great wedding card. Very clever! Thanks for joining us at the Emerald Faerie Garden.

Julye said...

This is fab and such a fun card too. Thankyou for the lovely comment about my glass painting and if it helps my name is pronounced Julie it is apparently just the medieval way of spelling it. I do like that it makes it different though I did have an English teacher that was forever putting redlines through it and re writting it and many a time I automatically stick an E on the end of when I write July, lol, hope this resolves your unsurity.

Julye said...

Love this so clever thanks for sharing with us all here at Penny's.

cheryl said...

oh wow hun she will just love love this its just brilliant what an amazing design,hugs cheryl xxxxxxx

Lisa said...

Lovely card and colors! Thanks for joining us at Papertake Weekly :)

Natalie Z said...

Lovely Card!!!! Thanks for playing with us at The Emerald Faeries Garden Challenge.

Hugs Natalie xx

Kitty said...

This is lovely, i'm sure your friend will love it too!

Thanks for joining us at MMCS challenges and hope to see you again next time :)

Kitty xx

Nana Donna said...

Love the red, white & blue wedding theme. Al my best to the new couple
thanks for joining us at CCC

vicmbee said...

Lovely card, cute image too... Thanks for joining in with the 1st Emerald Faeries challenge.

Kim said...

This is a beautiful wedding card. I love the colors and the image is so sweet. Thanks for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown.

Deb Mitchell said...

Ohhhhh! What a gorgeous Card you have shared with us! I love the colours Hun- just stunning! Thank you for joining us at the Emerald Faeries Garden for our first Challenge & hope you revisit for many more Challenges

Hugz, Deb/ Owner

Gem said...

A lovley creation! Thanks for playing along at DS4J in our Celebrations challenge! Gemma :)

Jen Leeflang said...

Thanks for joining us on our Digistamps 4 Joy "It's a Celebration" Challenge! Your card is just beautiful!
luv n huggz
DS4J DT Co-ordinator


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