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Thursday, September 27, 2012

Wedding Card

 
Claire, one of my train buddies, has yet again commissioned me to create a card for her. This time it was a card to give to her sister when she got married last Saturday 22nd September.
I was quite excited when she gave me the design brief as all the colours were the same as my own sister's wedding back in 2006. I practically had a design in my head before I even got hold of a pencil to sketch an idea!!
I promised myself that I would learn to do something new this year & I decided to have a go at chiffon flowers.They always look classy.
I must admit I tried several techniques before I settled on the one I loved most. I die cut the petals using my Tim Holtz Tattered Florals die & then gently heated the edges over a tea light to give them the curled look. I was very lucky to find just the right shades of chiffon in our local Poundland too!!!
Other Materials Used;
Papermania Scalloped White Card Blank
Tim Holtz Bird cage Die
Tim Holtz Tag & Bookplate Die
Bird - Stamped on paper - Kanban Stamps
Tim Holtz Heart Die
Tim Holtz Stamps - Stuff to Say
Studio G small swirl stamp
Colorbox Chocolate ink
E. Flat back Pearls - Prima
Papers - sarabooks ivory collection - HOTP
The pearls stitched into the flower centre were given to me by Claire.
I also made a keepsake box so her sister has somewhere to put it after her big day using french vanilla bazzill cardstock & filled it with tissue.
Inside the card I place patterened vellum & a paer insert stamped.
I'm quite proud of this one!
 

9 comments:

Julia S-W said...

What a gorgeous card Paula. The chiffon flower is beautiful and to think it came from a Poundland! You're right it's very classy. I hope your friend is over the moon with it.
Juliax

...the yorkshire fox... said...

...this is super gorgeous Paula, how wonderful to design a card for a wedding, beautiful soft colours, loVe all your chosen ingredients and the box is a wonderful addition...a superb inspirational piece Paula...Mel :)

Carol Q said...

ooh Paula - haven't you done her proud. what a gorgeous card. you've chosen some lovely elements for it and it's very cleverly put together.

Karin said...

What a beautiful card Paula, very elegant.

Buttons said...

No wonder you are proud of this card Paula, it's stunning. Such a clever idea to use chiffon and the whole presentation is so professional. Hugs, Buttons x

Anneke said...

Very stylish card! I'm totally in love with your chiffon flower, have to try this myself. Lovely card!

herminesplace said...

This is so romantic!

Godelieve said...

Wow, a really pretty card! Love the flower!

lisa said...

You should be proud of it, Paula, it's a stunning card. I love the bird teemed with the bird house. Funnily enough I've been playing with that stamp set today but just stamping and colouring. I need to have a re think now!!!!
I love that fact that your train buddy commissions you on the commute!!
Hugs Lisax