Friday, 30 March 2012

To a special couple

Hi folks... I hope you are all enjoying this lovely springtime, or is it more like summer, weather we are having at the moment? Enjoy it while it lasts, there's a Bank Holiday coming up and the weather is sure to take a turn for the worse I hear!
I'm going to share with you today another Wedding card.. I like the whole concept of the card, but I'm not "100%" about the colour way I have chosen. Does it seem a little cold to you as a Wedding card?
I started off by cutting out the two largest dies from the Cheery Lynn set French Flair Doily Stacker (DL177) One in Silver Mirror card and one in a Light Blue card stock. To be honest, I was a bit apprehensive about using such a detailed die on quite thick Mirror card! But I needn't have worried though! Yes, I had to pass the dies backwards and forwards through my Cuttlebug, turn it 90 degrees and do the same again, but the pieces just fell out of the die cut image and left very few pieces sill in the die for me to pick out!!
I then layered the two images together
before matt and layering them onto some additional card stock.
I put this to one side whilst I prepared my base card. Taking a piece of patterned Vellum and some more of the Blue card stock, I sprayed the card stock with some Stick and Stay Spray adhesive
and adhered the Vellum.
This was mounted onto an 8" x 8" base card and then I added my die cut topper...
I then added my sentiment
and a Cheery Lynn Butterfly, Large Lace Faerie Queen (DL160) to complete the project..
As I said at the beginning of Today’s post. I like the concept but I'm not over the moon with the colour.. I think it's the Silver that makes it look a little cold. This bit is for Pat in Hertfordshire as she asked for some ideas for her Parents 70th Wedding Anniversary.. Perhaps try it in Platinum Pat, as I understand this is the UK traditional Gift/Colour for a 70th Wedding Anniversary..
I did give the project a go in another colour way which I was a bit happier with...
Cutting the dies out as before, but this time using Copper Mirror card and a Pearlised Cream Embossed Gemstone card stock.
Matt and layering the images together as before,
but this time adding a topper I made using the second largest die from the Spellinders Floral Ovals (S4-356) set, Spellbinders Classic Ovals Small (S4-112) and the Marianne Creatables Die, Lord & Lady (LR0211).
I think the Cheery Lynn die works really well with the more "vintage" colours I have used on this project.. We live and learn I guess...
I then mounted these shapes onto my base card to which I had added a simple Buckle and Ribbon too.
The Buckle was cut using a die from the Spellbinders Damask Accents (S5-080) set on to Copper Mirror card stock.
I then threaded a 15mm Ribbon through the slots.
Although, as it was such a tight fit I would have preferred to use 14mm or 13mm ribbon,
but I didn't have any to hand.. But, it all came good in the end! Thanks for checking us out.. See you soon. Andy.


  1. I love both versions but think the copper gives a much warmer effect.

    Fabulous creations Andy.

    It has been lovely here in East London (although a little chilly out of the sun) and typically the temps are set to drop for the weekend.

    Toni xx

  2. lovely cards!
    Can you please tell me how you have added the sentiment?
    its embossed n gold. loving it