Monday, 9 May 2011

today's offering

Last Friday we received a wedding invitation to my cousin Ben and his fiance Hannah's wedding at the end of August. We are really looking forward to it, my parents, brother and Stu and myself have booked a little cottage up in the peak district for a long weekend. Looking forward to getting in some walking and picnics etc and also a lovely wedding! 

Anyway, when you receive a wedding card you obviously need an acceptance card to respond, right? So, that is what today's share is. Unfortunately the stamp is not Stampin' Up! but its similar to a stamp that Stampin' Up! does carry and one which is on my wish are many others. Everything else is Stampin' Up! though! 

I usually try and make a acceptance card and wedding card that matches the colour theme of the wedding. Their card was ivory with a teal ribbon in a bow. Sadly Stampin' Up! no longer has a teal colour in their collection...they so need to!!


Stamp: Starburst Lace - Hero Arts (I really would have loved to use Stampin' Up!'s Medallion background stamp)
Cardstock: Baja Breeze, Old Olive
Pastels: Not Quite Navy, Wild Wasabi, More Mustard, Old Olive
Ink: Versa Mark
Punches: Modern Label, Corner Rounder
Accessories: Old Olive Button, Whisper White Satin Ribbon, Linen Thread
Extras: Cotton wool balls, Glue Dot, Dimensionals, White Gel Pen

As Stampin' Up doesn't have teal in their collection and their turquoise was just too bright I decided that stamping the "medallion" stamp in versamark and then adding poppin' pastels to the image I would be able to blend the pastels and create my own teal(ish) shades. I added a button with s bit of linen thread through it to finish off the centre. Down the side I added some satin ribbon. Finally I hand wrote the sentiment and adhered it to the bottom right hand corner. 

Please let me know what you think, and leave a comment!

Until next time, 

Amanda xx


  1. Lovely colours! Would never have known that you didn't have the exact colour you needed!

  2. Really gorgeous! Love the shading effect too!! xx