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Thursday, January 19, 2012

A Wedding Card

Bugaboo Stamps offered a free bride and groom from their Tuesday new release and a mini challenge to use one or both of the images and a bow. I noticed that Christine Garner combined this mini challenge with the challenge at The Shabby Tearoom "Gorgeous Gateaux" (use gray or silver, lilac, peach, pink, lace and a metal embellishment ~ whew!). I thought that was a genius idea, until I tried it. I'm not a layers person, or even much of an embellishment person, so this was a bit tricky to fit all those things in, but I did it, eventually ;o) Using my Silhouette I placed the 2 images together, interlocking arms (insert awwww), and then placed the pink heart in behind them. I then used the trace feature and print and cut them all out as one image. Used silver glitter marker, Zig markers and EK Success pencil crayons to color them up. Used my iRock to add the bling and the glitter pink metal glamrocks to her dress and his tie. I used my Tim Holtz distress inks to stain/color the paper lace doily. I embossed some lilac cardstock with my new script embossing folder by Cuttlebug. I made a fork bow following this tutorial. I added the silver, metal, heart brad to the center of my bow.
My lessons learned: it takes a really long time to set the thick bling gems. The fork bow was strategically placed because as I was outlining the heart in pink marker, I slipped. Now you know where!
I would like to share my card at:
Sweet Stampin' Challenge glitter and bling, closes Jan. 21,
Stamptacular Sunday at least 2 different textures, closes Jan, 22,
Crafty Boots Challenge new beginnings, closes Jan. 23,
Divas by Design new beginnings, closes Jan. 25

9 comments:

Donna Ellis said...

Aw, a great caricature of the newly weds with the heart and textures found from the wedding invitations to the honeymoon! Love the colors on the doily, and the special makeup on the bride's eyelids. Great earrings! Very sweet card. Thank you for sharing!

Dee's Craft Room said...

A real fun card (is it my imagination or does the groom really have bare feet?). Thanks for the tip on bow making, I must try to remember it.

Thank you for sharing your card with us at Crafty Boots Challenges.

Dionne

Sammibug said...

Fantastic card, Barb! Love the colors and the little bow! I always forget about those cute fork bows! Thanks for reminding me! Thank you for celebrating our 2nd Birthday with us by sharing your creation in our “New Release + Ribbon” mini challenge at Catch The Bug! We hope you’ll join us every day for a new one! ~~Sammibug,~~ Guest Designer For Bugaboo Stamps.

Crafty Daffy said...

Such a whimsical card. I love the image! Thanks or joining us at Crafty Boots for our New Beginnings Challenge xx Denise

Jodie Mackrell said...

wonderful card! thanks for playing this weeks Bugaboo birthday challenge at catch the bug!

Debbie said...

Ha ha so sweet that image, love the layout too.
When we went ot visit relatives in Vancouver a few years ago now, we went to Victoria Island and friends flew in, (in their private plane) and they lived in Saskatchewan, It always makes me think of that holiday when I hear that name, just love it.
Thank you for joining us at sweet stampin this week.
Debbiexx

Pamela said...

Great card, love the image. Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week.

Pam x

Michelle B. said...

Cute card, great use of textures! The bow is a nice touch. Thanks for playing with us at Stamptacular Sunday this week!

Tammy Miller said...

Wow What a Super card! Thanks for playin along with our Birthday bash, your card is awesome!