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Newcastle upon Tyne, Northumberland, United Kingdom
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.

Saturday, 30 August 2014

10th Anniversary

There has been a lot of weddings and anniversaries happening lately, and I love it. One of my favourite cards to design are wedding and anniversary cards. BOOM!

I got a request off a lovely lady to create a card based on her friends favourite artist Doug Hyde. The couple who've been together 10 years (can we have an aahhhh *aaahhhh*) love this artists work and the lady commissioning the card provided me with a bunch of Doug Hydes work. I eventually went with this design, as it spoke to me the most.


I wanted to create a card using this image as my inspiration. Here's what I came up with. I gotta say, I LOVED creating this card. Like LOVED! I didn't wanna stop. It was such a fun process from start to finish.. and because of this card I've starting pinning more 'inspiration' pictures on Pinterest for the times when my mojo is running a little dry.. which doesn't happen often.. but when it happens.. it's bad.

I die cut a whole bunch of hearts (I discovered I wasn't short of heart dies), inked the edges and curled them before I laid them on the card in a pleasing wreath shape. I then used silicone glue to adhere them so as not to lose the dimension. 

I added a large sentiment panel which I stamped and silver embossed using Lawn Fawn alpha stamps and added it to a black scalloped oval before adding it to the centre of the wreath. 

To tie everything together I added a few black embellishments, including some Black Onyx Liquid Pearls (which I only recently got *yipppeee* - I love the stuff), some hearts and a couple brads and buttons, you know, the usual. I coulda kept going with sequins and all that jazz, but I didn't wanna take away from the hearts, which I also sprayed with London Fog Fireworks.

 I wish the couple another 10 happy years together! :) Thanks for stopping by today guys, I hope this card has provided you with some inspiration to look at stuff differently. xo

1 comment:

  1. so stunning lou.fabulous design, i love all the layered hearts and striking colours ;D

    xx coops xx


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