Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Only The Beginning

Good afternoon all. I had a card to make for a friend at work who is getting married in 3 weeks in beautiful Italy. They are childhood sweethearts who remet again a year ago and are a very special couple. Her surname is Cake so this image seemed very appropriate
The decoupage I have had for a while - not sure who by - sorry. I spent a while cutting it out and layering it up and i'm really pleased with the result. I added some clear stickles to the flowers for a bit of sparkle.

I used a square card blank and cut a script piece of cream card by Kaban which I then distressed the edges and coloured with a VersaMagic chalk ink - Pixie Dust. I used a pale piece of pink patterned paper from my scraps and tore the edges and again chalked them. I also distressed the edges of the decoupage. I used two dies - a Tim Holtz flourish and a Spellbinders for the sentiment. I embossed the flourish with a pink heat it up embossing powder. The sentiment is a rub-on from Karen Foster "Only the Beginning". The wonderful pale pink roses were from the HobbyHouse and I have been dieing to use them. They are backed with the finest pale pink lace/net, some of which I used across the top edge of the decoupage although its hard to see on the picture.
This is the inside of the card - what a beautiful sentiment from a stamp by Great Impressions. I used a contrasting pale pink script card again by Kaban.
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20 comments:

Helen said...

It's beautiful Sue, I'm sure she'll be thrilled xx

Tammy Ortiz said...

What a beauty my goodness he time it took must have been a lot. Thisis so special

Zoe Sanderson said...

Beautiful card, perfect for a very special occasion. Thank you for sharing with us at Craft-Room Challenge. XOXO Zoe

Suzanne Brookfield said...

A charming card ..the image is wonderful, it just seems to pop from the card. The fabric and net flowers are beautiful. Thank you for sharing with us at the Craft Room "use fabric" challenge this fortnight. Suzanne:)

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

So pretty, thanks for sharing it with us at CCCB!

Ros said...

This is lovely ... your friend will be thrilled ... many thanks for playing along at CCCB

jimlynn said...

Simply gorgeous! Know your friend will love this very special card. Wonderful flowers on here too.
Thanks for joining us at Belli Challenges.
Lynn

Nikki Byrne said...

Such a gorgeous card that will be treasured :o)Thanks you for sharing it with us at Craft-room challenge this fortnight. Hugs

NIKKI DT

Sarah said...

This is absolutely beautiful Sue. Thank you for joining us at Whimsy Stamps this week, good luck with the challenge x

Tammy Ortiz said...

Susie
This is the most gorgeous
I really love this design.

Thank you for entering at Tammy Scrapin Corner
Winner will be picked Sunday evening good luck
We hope to see you back next week
Founder Tammy Ortiz

Maria said...

Such a beautiful card, I love the netting and the gorgeous flower ribbon, and your decoupage is fabulous! Thanks for sharing with us over at the Craft-Room Challenge.

Maria x

Crafty Tazzy said...

Stunning Hunny Thank you for joining in with the Creative Craft Challenge xx

Joann Burton said...

Very pretty. Love the sentiment. Thanks for joining us this week at Tammy's Scrapin Corner. joann sassy raggedy

Scrappy Scatty said...

Lovely project
Thanks for joining us at Creative Craft Challenges this time
Love Jan
xx

Cely said...

Very very pretty! Love the dusty rose. Thanks for joining us this week at Party Time Tuesdays for our vintage/shabby chic challenge!

hazel said...

Your card is gorgeous, I love it. Thank you for joining us at Craft-Room Challenge.
xxx Hazel.

Debi said...

just love love love those roses, and this is the perfect wedding card, thanks for sharing with us at craft room challenge, debi x

Linda R said...

This is such a pretty card. The design is perfect.. Thanks so much for playing along with us at CCCB!

Danie May said...

What a beautiful wedding creation and such great Shabby Chic Styling. Your decoupage flowers with the touch of glitter are fabulous. Thanks so much for joining us at Party Time Tuesdays this week.
Danie - PTT DT

cnelson said...

Truly GORGEOUS! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!!!