Monday 8 September 2014

Wedding Card

Hello there!

Gosh that weekend went quick and what a beautiful weekend, weatherwise, too!  I hope this sunshine keeps up, though I do despair of the watering.  It eats into crafting time!

Today I wanted to share a card which I made for one of my work colleagues to give to a friend who was getting married in Greece.  All I got told was that it needed to include turquoise.   So out came my faithfuls...Tonic and Memory Box...

I had to cut into my last piece of my pearlised turquoise card to make this, as well as use up any Snippet I could in order to keep as much of the uncut I could.  Must find more as it was rather nice and I have no idea where I picked it up from either.  This first pic looks a bit too bluey but I was having difficulty with the lighting.

Ahh!  This is better and shows you all the layers.  The Congratulations embelly is ancient and because that was gold I decided to make the butterfly and cord gold too (didn't have the cord in silver).  I just love how the vellum worked to soften the background but allowed the background to peek through.  Those little hearts are ancient too!

Here is the verse on the inside flap, stamped in Archival with another butterfly.

And on the other side.  No idea why there is a yellow was brown!   If you want to know what makes these stamps are please let me know.

And lastly the envelope which I printed using a Hero Arts stamp.  One of my old faithful stamps with the hearts on the wings.  

My colleague loved it and so did the Bride I understand.  

I am sharing this with the Snippets Playground...must use Snippets, as well as the Butterfly Challenge...sentiment and well as Darnell's 2nd NBUS - Option 4...the sentiment pack was still unopened despite the age!

Thanks for calling by.  See you over by the chicken run as they need cleaning out!  Miss Di is poorly so someone's gotta do it!  Hopefully my Mate Sandra will help me.



Sarn said...

Of course I'll help . . . I'll be the one petting the chooks while you do all the hard work! LOL! xxx

Di said...

Wow Sam - I just commented on Jenny L's card that she was probably the die Queen of the Playground - then you pop up with this stunner!! Such a gorgeous card and I'm not surprised your friend and the bride were delighted! Well done - sorry about missing chook cleaning duties :)

Hugs, Di xx

scrappymo! said...

Oh my...this is gorgeous! I agree with Di...left a comment myself on Jenny's blog that she was the die Queen...but I think it is an even tie!

Love the layers of dies and that gorgeous shade of teal for the M?B die.

Your wedding stamps are superb!

The Caked Crusader said...

So beautiful and I love the little metal embellishment

Darnell said...

Oh, Sam, I am so glad that you were able to get that second photo which really shows all the exquisite layers and coloring. I love the gold with the turquoise and those sweet hearts are the perfect punctuation. You have made them a true keepsake with the beautiful verses inside and outside and a lovely envie, too!! Thank you so much for playing in my second NBUS Challenge!! The least I can do is come help clean the chickie runs! I can be there in 20 minutes, just have to find my Wellies... Hugs, Darnell

Irene said...

Hello Sam

Oh wow what a fantabulous wedding card - just brill. All the details and stunning colours. A card to treasure.


Jo said...

Oh Sam that's gorgeous! Fabby dies & a beautiful colour....and lovely layers too....can you tell I love it!
hugs Jo x

Sue said...

Oh Sam this is stunning love the dies and the colour huggles Sue xx

Jean said...

Oh my what a gorgeous card.The die cuts are beautiful and I love the turquoise card.
Jean x

Jenny L said...

Hi Sam,
snap I too made a card for all 3 challenges.
Beautiful dies used in this super creation.
Lovely colours and design.
Yes I would love to know about your stamps
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Kathleen said...

Gorgeous creation, fabulous dies and so pleased they asked for turquoise as it looks fabulous.

Kath x

Mrs A. said...

I like the turquoise with the gold. I think I have those dies too and never used them yet. I love that butterfly stamp on the envelope with the ickle hearts. Thankyou for fluttering by. Erm the ducks are hungry! Could you? Ta ever so. Hugs Mrs A. (Butterfly challenge).

Karen Petitt said...

Gorgeous card, love the turquoise it and teal are my regular go to colours as well as the pink and purple lol. A really beautiful and very elegant card which I think they would have loved. Good luck with the chooks! Karen x

Brenda said...

Wow what an amazing card! I love those fabulous die cuts, the insides of your card is just as pretty as the outsides. Like I said this is one amazing wedding card. Hugs, Brenda

MaryH said...

This is spectacular! This is one awesome die that you've used on this beautiful card. It's so regal & elegant and perfect for a wedding. Liked the way you've combined the blue & turquoise tones,and the vellum was brilliant. Loved the way you've added the bits of gold. The interiors were awesome too. Your friend must have been so pleased with what you designed. I think it's lovely. TFS & Big Hugs.

Susanne Vargas said...

This is one intricate and gorgeous card! No wonder your friend and the bride loved it. Love the turquoise and gold!

Debs Willis said...

Thus is beautiful. Not surprised the bride loved it! The heart verse inside is beautiful
Hugs Debs

Kate said...

Exquisite card - love all the detail and colours.

Unknown said...

Oh wow. I love all the layers - so elegant. And those pearl hearts are fabulous. I'm sure the bride loved this.