Another wedding card- My Mothers dress again :)

August 14th, 2016

I knew there was another one!  This was from a family friend’s wedding in February.

Stamp:  My mother’s dress (Inkadinkado, Dawn Houser), stamped on to cardstock which is distressed, stained and rolled in the corners.  The dress itself was given a light wash of iridescent gold Twinkling H2Os, and then the stamped piece was layered onto a piece of gold paper (slightly offset) which was also rolled at the edges.  Meanwhile the base card (metallic cream) was edged in aged mahogany distress ink, and then a piece of Serendipty paper (with birds etc) was distressed and layered on top.  The stamped design and gold paper with then layered on top at an angle.

Then to decorate:  Kaisercraft burgundy pearls in all 4 corners, and the bottom 2 of the stamped piece (not the upper parts of that as they were rolled).  A wooden bird piece was added in one corner, and 3 ribbon roses in the other corner (attached with glossy accents)

The envelope was distressed in the same way as the stamped cardstock (edge in ink and stamped with mesh design).  I used doublesided tape and then added MegaFlakes down the side to get the foied effect, and then added a single ribbon rose and pearl around it to tie it back to the card.  I don’t have an image of the card interior, but had another strip of foiled tape.

Birds and roses wedding

A few more cards

August 14th, 2016

A wedding card (using a favourite stamp) and a farewell card.

Although this stamp, My Mother’s Dress, is not strictly a wedding one, I find it works well on wedding cards if I am designing for the bride.  I used it a few years ago for my manager, although this time I was going for a different feel and colour palette.  While there is a hint of pink, I was going for creams, and the stamped piece is mounted on a piece of gloss card that has been stained with alcohol inks in a range of browns and rust colours, making a rusted piece of card.  The dress itself was coloured with twinking H2Os, and I have used a real lace doily and some vintage style washi tape at the top and bottom.  I really liked the softness of the overall effect, and was pleased with the whole card.

Sepia and lace wedding

The second card was also for a work colleague who was leaving, as she appreciates my work I put a lot of effort in.  The lady was stamped onto patterend paper, which was layered onto craft card which had been punched down one side and stained.  I wrapped lace around both pieces, and then layered it onto a piece of matching paper (same series) which had also been stained around the edges.  A cream flower was attached to the front.

The envelope was decorated with a journalling tag from the same series, lined so I could write her name, and then a flower was attached to the front.  I really liked this one too – obviously the cream and sepia palette is a think for me right now, but I think it works 🙂

Vintage charm farewell

Wedding triptych – mixed media art

November 11th, 2014

I have not posted for a while, as I was extremely busy with work right up to the day I went to Europe (yay) for nearly a  month.  There was sightseeing involved of course, but the main purpose was to attend my brother’s wedding.  He has lived in London for the past 10 years, and got married to his lovely French partner there in October.

Although they wanted money for their ‘dream honeymoon’ experiences, I decided I wanted to do something a little more personal than that.  So, using the paperblocking technique that I had previously used on Curiosities, I decided to make a triptych using the gorgeous ‘Curtain Call’ papers from Graphic 45.  Techniques:  paper blocking, stencils, stamping, embossing, sponging ink, gold leaf.

So without further ado…


Panel 1 - Let's dance

Panel 1 – Let’s dance

Panel 2:  Curtain Call

Panel 2: Curtain Call

Panel 3:  Cinéma

Panel 3: Cinéma

(note:  for reasons I don’t understand, these pictures are very small.  I will investigate and see if there are larger ones)

Fuchsia wedding

August 16th, 2014

I realised that although I had mentioned making a wedding card for a colleague, I had not actually put it up here.  N was returning to Sri Lanka for a very colourful and vibrant wedding, and I wanted to reflect that in my card desigh.  So here it is – brightly coloured and using one of my favourite papers.


Fuchsia wedding

Fuchsia wedding

Fuchsia cardstock folded in half to A6 size.  Light pink cardstock trimmed to be slightly smaller than A6 layered on top.  Chiogami paper with pink and purple patterns (my favourite!) layered onto gold paper then onto the left hand side of the pink panel.

Dandelion woodprint by Christine Adolph was stamped in Adirondak Wild Plum ink edged with Vintage Photo distress ink.  Vintage photo ink swiped around the edges, then layered on the right of the pink panel, overlapping the chiyogami paper in the middle.  Three paper flowers of different sizes edged in Wild Plum ink, attached to card.  Purple gems added to the centre of the paper flowers and the flowers on the dandelion woodcut image.


Engagement card

June 10th, 2014

This is for a family member, I posted it off last week so I hope it arrives soon.  And because of the embellishments I actually put it in a padded envelope, so no need for a stamp on the card envelope.  It was actually very difficult to come up with a concept and colour palette, as I don’t know the person I am sending it to.

Shabby chic engagement card

Shabby chic engagement card

Base – cream square, edged in Vintage Photo distress ink then smudged with copper ink.  Set aside.  On a smooth piece of white card (not glossy, but coated), stamp background images (mesh, butterfly etc from the Stampington Fresh Flowers Elements set) in Victorian Violet distress ink.  Stamp over this with the Rose Print collage stamp in Vintage Photo distress ink – after it was inked, I carefully removed ink from the heavy border of the stamp so it blended with the background more.  I then inked up just the Rose on the stamp in Cosmic Copper Brilliance ink and stamped it again.

Stamped square was mounted onto gold paper, and then onto floral paper.  Cream lace wrapped around this, then whole set mounted on the base card.  Pink Petaloo flower added to top left corner, and pink pearls added to both sides to enhance the corner aspect.  Key and heart lock (from Prima Wooden Shapes lock and key set) stained with Cosmic Copper brilliance ink, glued to the card, and pink pearls added to each.

Inside and envelope below the cut.


Chinese wedding

May 12th, 2014

In February I attended a wedding that was held to coincide with Chinese New Year.

I decided to go with the theme, and use some of my asian papers.  I did a similar design for friends a number of years ago, but haven’t used it since (and that time I used my Luck Dragon stamp also)

Double Happiness

Double Happiness

‘Double Happiness’ (Hero Arts) stampped on cream cardstock, edged in dark red ink.  Layered onto gold paper.  Base cream cardstock edged in dark red, and then layered with gold paper and red yuzen-shi paper.  Stamped image layered on top, and cream flower with cream pearl added to the top left corner.

It is a simple design, because I wanted the complexity of the hand screen-printed papers to be the main feature.  I liked the over all effect, and I used a lot of red and gold because they are culturally considered good for a wedding.

Vintage male wedding

December 18th, 2013

So chatting with a male colleague on Monday afternoon, I found out he is getting married *this* Friday.  As I drove home I mentally cast my mind over colour schemes and images that I had handy, and then spent about half an hour assembling materials before I started.  This was an interesting challenge – I think it is the first time I have made a card for a male where I have known nothing about the female involved, not even her name.

This is what I ended up with:

Vintage male wedding

Vintage male wedding

I used some Graphic 45 papers, left over from when I made my Great Gatsby mixed media piece.  I trimmed around the clothing, the couple, and the text remnant, and then edged in Vintage Photo distress ink.  These were then layered on stripped paper which had been distressed and edged with Vintage Photo, and then layered onto kraft cardstock (also edged with ink).

Two white flowers added to the top left, with a bronze pearl added to the centre of each.  A Prima wooden heart has been stained with Cosmic Copper brilliance ink then fastened to the front.

I don’t have a scan of the inside, but I used my EK Success Slimline Edger punch in lattice – I only have two border punches and this is the non lacey one!  It is no longer sold by EK success so I can’t link to it but it is a double diamond pattern.  I edged it in ink, then stamped my Happy Wedding Day stamp (PSX).

The envelope was edged in ink, and had a flower with a bronze pearl as on the card.

Everyone in the team signed it (Mel said I ‘nailed it! hehe), and we gave it to him today as a surprise.  Given I didn’t know about the wedding until 3 hours before I made it, I was really happy with how it turned out.


Daisy’s wedding

May 22nd, 2013

We have a contractor at work who is getting married on Saturday, registry office as her ‘real’ wedding will be in Europe next year wit her family.

We are going to have a morning tea for her on Friday, and I made this card for the team to sign.  I was playing with sepia, blue and cream this time, I wanted to work with a different palette.

Bird wedding

Bird wedding

Stamped tag, sponged and aged.  Layered onto patterned paper and then onto cardstock.  Embellished with ribbon and flowers.


Vintage lace wedding

April 22nd, 2013

One of my colleagues is getting married on Wednesday.  I made this for our team to give her at an afternoon tea we threw her last week.

Vintage lace wedding card

Vintage lace wedding card

Given how many wedding cards I seem to do at work, I wanted to do something different.  I know the colour the bridesmaids are wearing (it came up in conversation), but although I played around with that colour scheme for a bit I couldn’t get anything to work.  In the end I went for more muted colours – sage, cream, antique linen, burgundy.

The heart image was stamped on cream card, punched with a lace edge at the top, the other edges were distressed and then inked, a piece of green lace was wrapped around it and a gem placed in the middle.  This was then mounted on to a piece of torn and distressed paper.  This in turn was mounted onto sage cardstock that had been run through an embossing folder and then sponged with antique linen and aged mahogony distress inks.  Base card was sponged with antique linen, then a piece of distressed and punched paper was layered onto it before the other layers were added.


Wedding dress card

November 21st, 2011

My manager is getting married this weekend, and this is the card  I made for her, from our team at work.

Emma’s card

This is A4 folded to A5 size.  Copper Brilliance ink edging the card stock.  Images stamped on Sheer Heaven vellum, and dress coloured with Twinkling H2os. Mounted on metallic cream cardstock with pewter flower shaped brads, and then on to patterned metallic patterned paper that has been cut with deckle edged scissors.  Flowers attached with gem centres.


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