Friday 29 April 2011

Happy Wedding Day!

I have had this LOTV wedding stamp for some time but never got around to using it, however, today seemed the perfect opportunity to create a classic wedding card. As my current pack of blank cards is a small square size it's not left me much room for embellishments or adding a text - I'll have to decorate and put something inside the card. I had a few problems with the ribbon - it started out white but looked grubby so I took it off then couldn't find another piece of white I liked so opted for the soft lavender satin, tied a bow and fixed the ends with a little glue - I'm still not 100% happy with it though.

The image is coloured with Copics, not many, just the cool greys for his outfit together with touches of B60 & 63 and I've also added shading to her dress with the B60 although it's hard to see. Skin tones are with my usual E000, 00 & 21, then her hair is E30 & 31 and his is E71 & 74. For the bouquet, ribbon and little hearts I used V01, V12, 15 & 17 with BG 72 for leaves. I've added Frosted Lace Stickles for a little sparkle then matted the image with textured white card and 3d mounted over my embossed background. When it came to flowery embellishments I've made my own flowers from MS punched hydrangeas and Marianne diecuts, plus tons of pearls! The picture doesn't do the card justice, despite taking in bright daylight I still had to lighten the image in photo-shop and the focus still isn't right - argh! I am hating getting to grips with this camera!

Now for the challenges: Paper Sundaes have a list of toppings to use - I have chosen sparkle, pearls and diecuts. Die Cut Dreams have a wedding theme while the Lili of the Valley challenge blog have love is in the air as their theme, and finally, Stampavie and More are looking for pearls.

And on that note - it's back to the tv and the glass of bubbly!


  1. what a pretty card - fit for any prince and princess
    Lisa x

  2. What a wonderful card Annie.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  3. I love this card! Brilliant job & gorgeous card... I like the small bits of colour, it's just right.

  4. This is gorgeous Annie!! Love all the white with splashes of color!! So pretty and that embossing really adds a lot to the card as well! Such a sweet image!
    Hope you have a great week-end! :)Kathy

  5. Very fitting card for today :D
    Dutch Tulip

  6. it is beautiful Annie and very fitting for this special day!
    Happy Crafting, Debxx

  7. so pretty Annie, love the flowers and the white background

  8. So apt today & I love the lilacs with the white - so subtle. The lilac leaves work beautifully as do the pearls.
    Paula (PEP)

  9. WOWZER Annie!! I just love love love this!! The colors are amazing and the flowers added to the layout make it even more elegant!! Beautiful job!! Have a lovely weekend!!HUGS

  10. Just love it the colours are just so pretty and I love the flowers you have added o the bottom just lush!! Chanelle xxx

  11. Hey Annie,
    You know what?? Sometimes smaller is better and this is one of those times. I love all your punched flowers/leaves and the image and that ribbon looks just perfect. Thanks for sharing with us at Die Cut Dreams this time. Good luck.
    Dawn, Susie and the Dream Team xx

  12. oh my goodness! I totally adore this image! Hmmm, I wonder if they still carry it...anyways, I love this card and it's embellished perfectly! thanks for joining us at paper sundaes this week!

  13. Beautiful! Love the flowers you added, so pretty!

  14. Beautiful wedding card, love white and lavender combo and the pearls and punched flowers are so pretty. Thanks for playing along at Paper Sundaes this week :)

  15. what a perfect card for the wedding day!! beautfullymade annie!!
    wasn`t it a wonderful day??? loved every minute!
    vanessa xx

  16. Very pretty card, the flowers are gorgeous! Karenx

  17. how pretty is that!
    Love it!
    Thank you for playing with us at Die Cut Dreams Club!

    Hugs from South Africa)

  18. WOW..... this card is so soft and cute and elegant.
    Fabulous flowers frame below.
    Thanks for joining us at SAM challenge.
    Hugs, Giò


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