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Sunday, February 19, 2012

Wedding Congratulations Card



OK, it was 9.30pm tonight, I got a bee in my bonnet & decided to take a chance & make a card from a book I bought 6 months ago...Making cards for special occassions.
I loved this perticular card since the day I bought the book but have never tried to achieve anything like this...always thought it was beyond my capabilities, but with my OH being so positive in my work, he edged me on to make it.....bless him :-)

As I ran out of quite a bit of card stock & accessories, I had to adapt the color but still think the end result is fab....especially for me that does most things like cutting out fancy designs by hand .

I created a DL card from gold mirri card as I didn't have pearlescent card. I then laid a cream color card on my work top (the faithful dining table) hehe, took a dinner plate & made my measurements to cut the curve sides. I then punch out small hearts around the egdes of the card.
I cut 2 pieces of rose paper that came with the book & again spent many minutes getting the correct curve sides.These were mounted on the ends of a cream color card that wraps around the completed card. AGAIN, a nightmare for the measurements.
Some more rose paper was  printed to go on the side of the card base. To complete the outside of the card, I added light pink pearl gems & heart gems. I think it would have looked fab if I did them all in pink gems but .....I ran out :-(
For the inside of the card I printed a classic label & double mounted onto cream card then gold mirri card. The sentiment "Congratulations" was done the same way. To complete the card I added 5 strips of ribbon hanging from under the label. The completed card was then mounted onto the gold DL card & the front was tied close with ribbon.

18 comments:

  1. A lovely card Leonie some really pretty work on your blog
    x Michelle

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  2. Fab card Leonie. I have become a follower.

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  3. Thank you Ema......I'm getting there.....at a s l o w pace lol

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  4. Leonie that is beautiful well done xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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  5. It's a beautiful card. I love it.

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  6. TY so much ladies...deeply appreciate all the kind comments & gets me motivated to do the next one lol

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  7. Beautiful card I love the shape and the hearts around the edge. Chris xx

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  8. Thank you for the kind comment Chris x

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  9. WOW what a stunning card, thank you for sharing with me hun xxx

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  10. Thank you Marleen, I think I've done well seeing it's my first ever wedding card x

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  11. I like the shape of this one Leonie its super. Hugs Elaine

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  12. TY for the kind comment Elaine x

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  13. Wow stunning wedding card, I think you have achieved an amazing card, try and have some confidence as your work is gorgeous. Thank you for joining us at That Craft Place Challenge Blog :-) Kezzy x

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  14. Beautiful card.

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