Thursday, 10 May 2012

Love Horses

I'd been asked to make a wedding card but with horses as the main theme for a friends daughter. I thought this was a big responsibility and a huge challenge for me. The Bride and Groom to be are in the process of buying a small piece of land to keep her horse and they are so excited.
She didn't want "cute" so after lots of searching I discovered this wonderful stamp on www.aries-crafts.co.uk - it .was even titled "Love Horses". The wedding colour scheme is white, gold and cream so this is what I based my design on.
I spent ages arranging flowers then moving them again but evetually came up with this beautiful spray to which I added the gold leaves - all from my stash. I inked the edges of the cream and white flowers with brilliance galaxy gold ink.
After trying various inks I settled on stamping the etched image with VersaMagic - Jumbo Java. My friend kindly cut me a large heart on her cricut machine and again I inked the edges with gold.I had also been asked to put the bride and grooms names on - eek! Looking through my alphabet draw I discovered some dark brown craft transfers from Alpha Mishmash. I don't always find transfers very easy but discovering nothing better I had a go and am pleased to tell they are excellent - so easy to transfer. I finished the card with white and gold ribbon , more flowers and two heart pins to which I added some gold beads. The gold bead spray on the right came from a headpiece my daughter had as a bridesmaid 12 years ago. Hows that for hoarding stash - and I didnt craft at the time! I just love the brass "I DO" ribbon slide. Although I didn't photograph the inside of the card the sentiment I used says it all -
"Wishing you both a Beautiful Forever"



16 comments:

Helen said...

It turned out beautifully Sue. I bet they'll treasure it forever xx

xxxtglxxx said...

Hi Susie :)

Thanks so much for visiting my blog and your lovely comments :)

Welcome to blogland hun - its very addictive! lol.

Your card is fabulous, very stylish and a gorgeously detailed stamp too. Love the foiled paper and beautiful blooms! :)

hugs

xxalisonxx

Petra said...

What a beautifull card! So special for the happy couple!
Thanks for playing along with EKEF!
bye Petra

Krafty Kows said...

Wow I love your card. It's really beautiful. Thank you for joining us at C.R.A.F.T. this week for our Birthday Hop. Jeanette

pinky said...

Wow that is one stunning creation! I love the horses. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Ribbons.
Pinky

Sheryl Hare said...

Hi Susie, this is a beautiful tasteful card.
Thank you for joining the CRAFT Celebration Challenge and blog hop.
Hugs
Sheryl DT

Tammy Ortiz said...

Very Nice card. I love the couples.

We would like to thank you for Entering Whimsy Stamps inspirations Challenge.

We hope to see you back next week. Winner will be announced Wed.
Best of Luck Always,

Hugs from Tammy Ortiz - DT Digi Team for Whimsy Stamps

Carly said...

What a beautiful and special card. Those flowers add so much dimension ... gorgeous.

Thankyou so much for joining us at Whimsy.

xoxox Carly

Hélène said...

Beautiful creation.

Thanks for joining us at EKEF.

Hugs,
Hélène

Trimgym said...

Great project, thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge this week and good luck! Don't forget to check back with us again on Thursday for our new challenge and to check if you have won or made our Top3.

Don't forget to hop if you have not already, there are lots of prizes to win along the way, and another one if you form the sentence correctly at the end. We do hope you'll join in for our celebrations this week. They will be open till 6 pm GMT on Wednesday the 16th of March 2012 only!

Jo and Tigerlover.

* Üla * said...

Beautiful and very elegant card, Susie.
Thanks for joining us at EKEF.
Hugs, Ula

Aletta said...

Mooie kaart met prachtige paarden.
Gezellig dat je meedoet met EKEF
Groetjes aletta

Elke said...

What a lovely card perfect for the celebrations over at CRAFT Challenge this week for our Blogaversary.

Hope you have taken part in the blog hop as there are loads of great prizes to be won.

Good luck

Elke XX

Suzanne said...

lovely card and very unusual thank you for joining fashionista this week

Elke said...

Thanks for stopping by and leaving me a lovely message on my blog. And also for taking part in this weeks celebrations over at CRAFT Challenges and our blog hop.

Love your card you have made and I wish you best of luck.

Elke XX

cebelica said...

This is so beautiful! I like how you stamped the image in a heart. Thanks for playing at Fashionista challenge! Hugs! xx