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This is a blog I use to share my papercraft projects. I make them for friends and family, as well as selling them to fund my craft stash. You can get in touch with me at loumac03@gmail.com if you have any questions or would like to place a commissioned order.

Wednesday, 18 May 2011

A Commissioned WEDDING CARD

If you know me, you know my cardmaking style isn't too frilly or fancy, so when I was asked by a friend to make a wedding card for the end of this month I told her not to expect big fancy frills and flowers. She said she trust me.. *phew*..

I made this a few nights ago when it was blowing a gale outside and the rain was thrasing against the windows, don't you just love that? It makes you feel so cosy when you're inside all wrapped up! So much for summer being on the way, but hey.. I ain't complaining.

I started out wanting to make a square card - purely because I think they look more elegant, but I have SUCH a hard job filling all of the space, that I thought I would stick with what I know best. I used a gorgeous digi from The Greeting Farm - I thought it was perfect. I coloured the little couple using PM's and fussy cut it out. I went along with the 'black, white and one other colour' colour combo, I find it very elegant and it allows for personalisation. The bride is going to have teal flowers and her bridesmaids will be dressed in teal, so the 'other colour' was eaaasy!

I matted some MME patterned paper (yeees, it is patterned, with a very slight pattern) onto black cardstock and stitched around the edges. I then punched a scalloped border from the same black cardstock and layered some teal ribbon on top. I created a bow using the same ribbon with my bow easy and attached to the left hand side.

I popped the image onto dimensionals and attached to the card front. I used my largest circle nestie as a template and adhered pearls in a circle around the main image. I then typed the details of the couple in Word and printed them out. I then cut their names using labels four nesties and attached underneath the bow. I then attached this all to a crisp white cardbase.

I decided to decorate the inside of the card inkeeping with the theme. I personalised another labels four nestie with the date of the wedding and layed it over some of the excess ribbon which I had cut into a banner. I used a die cut from the MME collection to create somewhere for my friend to write her message. I stamped 'Congratulations' using a Tempting Teal marker from SU! to finish it off.

To complete the order I created an envelobox using the board for Crafter's Companion UP and some Core'dinations cardstock, in the colour.. you guessed it.. TEAL! HA! I've nailed this one, no?

I would like to enter this card into these challenges:
× Penny's Challenges - Anything Goes
× Scrapbook Sisters - Black and White
× Totally Scrumptious - Anything Goes and DT Call
× High Hopes - Box or Bag
× A Spoonful of Sugar - Anything Goes
× Karen's Doodles - Decorate the Inside
× Michelle Perkett - Say it with Dies
× Happileigh Scrappin' Challenge - Stitching
× KB Challenges - Anything Goes using a Digi

Thanks for stopping by today. Oh, and could you please wish me luck for my exam tomorrow. It's three flippin' hours long. Three hours! If I still have the use of my arm afterwards I'll be surprised!

Over and out, xo Lou.


  1. What a cute card. Cute image. Thanks for joining us at Happileigh Scrappin' this week.

  2. Oh sweetie, this is just too darned CUTE! Adorable GF image, simply perfect for the occasion, and such amazing colourwork. The teal ribbon is lush too. Loving it! Hugs, Sxx PS. Sorry not been visiting much, my bad? 's been a bit of a mental time but I will catch up, promise!

  3. Its a gorgeous card Lou!! and extra special being in the envelope box (i love this havent made one before)
    Good luck for tomorrow hun you'll be fine!!let us know how you get on

  4. So very pretty and I know it will be cherished! Thanks for playing with us at Happileigh Scrappin' this week and good luck!

  5. What a fab card! Very cute!
    Thanks for playing along with us at Truly Scrumptious - Anything goes challenge.
    Hugs Sue x

  6. Gorgeous card, you need to use one of Michelle Perkett's images to enter out challenge at MPS though
    Claire xx

  7. This is really pretty - we do hope you'll use an image from Michelle Perkett and try again so you can play along in our challenge! :)

  8. stunning card lou.i love your fantastic colouring and design and the image is gorgeous :D

    xx coops xx

  9. Hello.
    Beautiful card. Lovely image. Very pretty.
    Thank you for joining us at Penny's Challenges and Good Luck.

  10. what a beautiful wedding card. Love the box you made to hold it. Thanks for joining us at Penny's.

  11. Such a gorgeous card Lou. Love the image and the design. Thanks for joining us this week at Truly Scrumptious Challenge and DT call. Hugs Michele x

  12. Great job. Unfortunately, you didn't use a High Hopes stamp, so this doesn't qualify for the High Hopes Challenge. There is still time if you would like to re-enter using a High Hopes stamp. We hope you will play along again!
    High Hopes Lead Designer

  13. Thanks for entering this week in Michelle Perkett Challenge. Please read the blog post carefully. It says that you must use and image from Michelle Perkett. Good luck in the other challenges

  14. Oh wow this is so beautiful! Such a sweet image and the box is fab too! Thanks for joining in with the Truly Scrumptious Challenge!

    Love Beth xx

  15. Lovely card, I like the stitching and the half pearls and the image is so cute! I'm very sorry I have to remove this beauty but you misunderstood our challenge. We wanted to see an image on the inside of the card and a sentiment on the outside....

    Hope to see you back someday.

    Liefs, Karen's Doodles NL!


  16. Wonderful card, please come back and join our challenges with one of Michelles images next time!
    Good luck with the other challenges!
    Hugs, Elenor

  17. Lovely card. Thank you for entering our card challenge xxx


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