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Wednesday, 25 January 2012

Wedding Day

Evening Folks
Hope you are all well.  Off out tonight to some friends for a bit of a chat and maybe a drink or two.  Just wanted to share this card with you before I go out.  I was asked to do this card for a friend of mine to give to her daughter when she gets married at the weekend.  My brief was simple, 'you have free rein to do whatever you like'.  So, this is what I did.  I am afraid the photo does not really do it justice as it is quite dark and gloomy here.  But it is nice and white in real life.
I bought this Marianne Design stamp (Don and Daisy) to use as I thought it was just so cute and suited the couple perfectly.  I coloured it with distress inks.  The image was then matted onto black card and mulberry paper? think that's what it's called lol.  I then punched out lots and lots and lots of small flowers, stuck them around the image to make a frame and added a small gem to the centre of each flower.  The inspiration for the frame came from a card that I saw on Sue Wilson's blog (very talented lady who does a lot of work with Spellbinders on C&C).  She had used a die that left little flower shapes behind.  Mine wasn't a die but liked the idea of creating a frame with little flowers.  Think it looks just fine.  I finished the card with some lace, vintage ribbon, WOC flower and more gems.  Also added some sentiments and distressed all the edges with distress ink.
Here is a closer picture of the image.
Hopefully you can see that I didn't do too much colouring and I did add glamour dust to the veil for that extra bit of sparkle.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Pile It On - #4 Add Lace
Papertake Weekly - Happy Highlights
Crafty Sentiments - Lace and Pins
Creative Inspirations - #147 Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Marianne's Design Divas - In with the new (stamp and lace).

Thanks for looking and hope to see you all again soon.


Daniele said...

wow that is a serious amount of flowers Mags, the frame looks soooo pretty as does the rest of the card

karen said...

This is gorgeous Mags, those punched flowers look fabulous, hugs, Karenx

Wendy said...

Absolutely gorgeous Mags, what a sweet image and love all the little flowers.
Wendy xx

catherine said...

This is such a beautiful card and loving all the different elements you have used. I'm sure the receipant will love it
x catherine

Donna Mosley said...

A gorgeous card Mags, love the sweet image and the punched heart frame. Hope you had a lovely evening.

Donna x

Jac said...

WOW! Love your flower frame it is perfect for the image and theme of the card. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week

Tammy said...

Sweet card. I love how you framed it in flowers. I'm sure the bride and groom will love it!

Tammie E said...

Wow...what dedication for you to punch out all those flowers. They look great! Thanks for sharing with us at Pile It On!

One Happy Stamper; Pile It On! DT; Our Craft Lounge DT

Blankina said...

I love your weddingcard!!And those little flowers are having a great effect...did you punch one by one??
Love Marianne Design.With this stamp I have made this card. Why don't you pop over??
Ciao from Italy, Blankina

Kathleen said...

Gosh! What a lot of patience you must have! All those flowers to punch out and stick on, i admire you!
Great cute image too
Hugs Kat xx

Flowergirl said...

Beautiful card, I love this stamp (have it on my wish list!) Those little flowers look fab, must have taken ages!
Wendy x

Deb said...

this is stunning Mags, love the cute image and all those flowers, must have taken ages but they look amazing!

Chris said...

Hi Mags, this wedding card is stunning. Your friend will be so pleased with it. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

Suzi said...

Wow! Mags, this is utterly adorable. Perfect wedding card. Love the design, colouring and those sweet teeny weeny flowers. Stunning work.
Thank you for joining us at Marianne Design Divas this month. Good luck in the draw.
Suzi DT

Jo Davies said...

Beautiful Mags! A big thank you for sharing with us over at Crafty Sentiments this week for our lace & pins challenge!

Big hugs Jo xxxx

Emma H said...

Wow, that frame is gorgeous, it must have taken ages to put it all together! Beautiful card, thanks for playing along with Pile It On's 'Lace' challenge this week!

Ribbon Girl said...

Gorgeous card - thanks for joining in with the Papertake Weekly challenge - Mary G x

Kattiz said...

Beautiful card perfect to weddings! The smal flower is really the dot over i ;)
Thanks for joining us at Marianne Design Divas and hope to see more ;)
Hugs Kattiz

Lindyloo said...
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Lindyloo said...

Hi Mags,
I have just found your blog via Sue Wilson and saw this lovely card that you did with the flowers.
It is delightful and I think Sue must love it especially as it was inspired by her 'For the Bride and Groom' card (3/12/2011).
I love the addition of the guipere lace and little rose with pins; those are my kind of embellishments!!! I will try to pop by more often and see your latest creations and fab inspiration.
All the best Linda