Thursday, 8 March 2012

Ribbon and Lace

This week on Lili's Little Fairies our challenge is to incorporate some pretty ribbon and lace into your design, and we are being sponsored by the Ribbon Girl with a fabulous prize in pink.

I have made a wedding card with the adorable 'I do' image stamped in black Momento to tie in with the printed text that was a freebie by Bev on the LOTV Ideas to Inspire blog a while back. I coloured with my Copics: skin tones with E000, 00, 21 & 02; his hair with E40, 41, & 43; her hair with YG61 & 63; his tux with cool greys; and her gown with R0000, 000, 00 & 21. For the ground shadow I used warm greys and there's a touch of green but I forgot to note the shades.

And here's the card - taken in the bright sunshine in the conservatory where it's finally warm enough to craft, at least during the day. I've avoided too many embellishments as I want the card to be able to go through the post in just a gusseted envelope. The paper is a piece from Nitwits Thimbles Too collection, edges inked with pink petunia Versamagic chalk ink then matted with dust pink textured card. The pale pink ribbon and the lace are from my stash, the corners are cut with an old Squeeze die, and the little roses are from a new Marianne die CR1210 - a bit fiddly to emboss and ink but a great way of using up tiny scraps. The butterfly is punched from the smallest Nellie's Choice set and I couldn't resist adding a touch of diamanté bling!

And here's a couple of blog challenges I can enter with my card: Crafty Catz challenge is to use dies/punches this week - I've used lots of different dies and punched my tiny butterfly. The Incy Wincy challenge is to use something old and something new (rather apt for a wedding card don't you think?) - most of the elements on my card are old from my stash, but the paper and the die to cut the little roses are both new.


  1. Such a lovely soft card, Annie. Beautiful image.
    hugs Dorte

  2. Beautiful ANnie!

    That lace really finishes it off with a touch of luxury!

    Keryn x

  3. Hi Annie
    A gorgeous and beautiful card,thankyou for joining us this week at CraftyCatz
    Hugs Dianne xx DT

  4. Lovely the way your die-cut roses pick up the pattern in the papers & that little butterfly is just a treat.
    Paula (PEP)

  5. Annie this is gorgeous ,you have coloured it so well, love the lace and the card below, less is more chocolate I like that one too.
    Hugs Elaiene

  6. Beautiful card and that image is just to sweet... Some happy couple would love this card....

  7. oh how cute and pretty is this =- a beautiful card
    Lisa x

  8. Gorgeous card Annie - the lace is perfectly lush :o)
    Debs xx

  9. A gorgeous card. I love the lace and the paper is so pretty.
    Thank you for joining us at Incy Wincy.
    Nikki F x

  10. True perfection Annie
    BIG HUGZ Fleur xXx

  11. this is sooooo special Annie, ove the soft colouring

  12. Annie this is just beautiful! Chanelle xxx

  13. Beautiful card! Love the lace!

  14. Lovely card and thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz for our dies & punches challenge

  15. What a super romantic card! Love it!
    Dutch Tulip

  16. WOWZER Annie!! This is absolutely gorgeous sweetie!! I love your added lace and soft coloring! :)

  17. This is just beautiful, the lace is stunning and is perfect for this beautiful wedding card.


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