Thursday, 24 February 2011

first wedding card of the year!

Last year was wedding crazy, and this year is almost as busy! I love weddings! I'm really excited to be going to the States to see my cousin Rachel get married to her beloved Edwin in June! Before that, my friend and bridesmaid Kathryn is marrying Rob in May. In August my cousin-in-law Naomi is marrying Phil, and then at the end of the month my cousin Ben is marrying Hannah! Busy times! But really happy and fun too! Looking forward to them all! This Friday a guy from a church we have a connection to in Northampton is getting married up in Newcastle. We aren't going to the wedding but thought I'd get into the wedding spirit, use some of my new stash and try something different and make Stuart and Sarah a wedding card! I hope their day is as special to them as ours is to my Stuart and I. I also wish them all the best for their future lives together, as they start out up in Newcastle!

Wedding Birdies - Stuart & Sarah's Wedding

Stamp Set: Hero Arts Best Wishes (I really wanted some little birds but these were the only suitable ones I owned, if I had the time to get a SU set I would've loved to use the little birds from Love You Much. MR. and MRS. stamp was from the same set, I would suggest using MR & MRS stamp from Basic Phrases set instead!)
Ink: Basic Black, Marina Mist, Real Red, Pumpkin Pie, Versacolor Amythest (I don't yet have my Rich Razzleberry ink pad which would have been perfect!) 
Cardstock: Kraft, Very Vanilla, Pascific Point DSP, Rich Razzleberry DSP
Accessories: Basic Rhinestones
Extras: White Gel Pen, Glue gun, Scallop Edge Punch, 1 3/8" Circle Punch, Blender Pen, We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper

I've seen these paper rosettes on lots of blogs and videos and have been dying to make one, I thought this card would be a suitable time to try making one! I cut the Rich Razzleberry DSP 12" x 1.5", punched with the scallop edge punch then scored at each scallop dip and folded it concertina style. I glued it together with glue gun and then stuck the stamped, coloured in and punched birds. I adhered strips of the Rich Razzleberry and Pacific Point DSP to the bottom around the Mr and Mrs sentiment and finished it off by rounding the top two corners doing some white stitching. I'm really please how it turned out and I am totally going to make more rosettes now!

Have a fantastic day! 

Amanda xx

1 comment:

  1. Hi Amanda,
    Just found your Blog thanks to a post on Facebook by Stu!
    Your cards are gorgeous - all very professional
    Love Margie