Monday, 24 October 2011

After the 'production line'

It was a great feeling yesterday afternoon to finish the current batch of wedding stationery - the rush was because these are Save The Date cards to go out ASAP, the actual wedding is next August. So, at least I can have a rest from aubergine until after Christmas, although I've totally loved this whole process and it hasn't seemed like a chore in any way.

So, what to do to celebrate? I didn't want to fiddle round with the blog template so it was an hour ironing or make a couple of Christmas cards? Yup, no competition there, so this is what I came up with:

The main image is a Lili of the Valley square, already coloured and great for rustling up quick cards. These particular Christmas ones came with six different designs per sheet and I made two the same.

I used:

- white 7" x 5" card stock

- Dovecraft 'Let it Snow' paper pad (this pad is just gorgeous and the reverse of quite a lot of the designs are plain, perfectly picking out a colour on the patterned side)

- Lili of the Valley Die Cut Square from a 'Traditional Christmas' design sheet

- sentiment from Craftwork cards

- backings to the LOTV square and sentiment from the reverse of the patterned paper

- punched strip also from reverse of patterned paper, using Martha Stewart's Aspen Snowflakes punch

- a few of the leftover punched out snowflakes dotted here and there, fixed with a Quickie Glue pen and topped with clear sparkly gems

- some little dots with the glue pen on those unusual Christmas trees at the bottom right of the card, then sprinkled with Glamour Dust. 

I've just noticed that the sentiment looks a bit wonky but in real life it's fine - weird!! I think it's the odd effect that I sometimes get when cards almost seem oval - need a better camera perhaps. But, I love my camera as it's nice and easy to use :(

Hey ho, I also notice that I haven't whisked over the cards yet with a big soft make up brush to remove any stray bits of sparkly Glamour Dust. I think I was too busy squeaking here having stupidly rubbed my eye after touching the dust - ouch! Another lesson learned.

Thanks for calling by :))



mamapez5 said...

What lovely paper you have in your stash. This has made a beautiful card. I love the cut out square.
Well done on finishing stage one of the wedding cards.
You have earned that holiday. Enjoy!
Kate x

Anj said...

gorgeous colours. x

Annie said...

Fab card Di. I have no crafting to show and tell done by me but it is worth a peep over at my blog to see what I am showing today :-)
A x

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Oh gosh . . . hope your eye is okay now Squinty!

What a lovely Christmas card. Perfect colour matching . . . divine. Love that square and, like you say, a brilliant timesaver.

Thanks for your kind words on my blog today.


Sam said...

I would have gone for the same option too!! Lovely card. Owch for the glitter too!!

Kim Dellow said...

Gorgeous! Well done on getting the wedding stationery done! Kim

Joey said...

Lovely card Di, very elegant. You did make me laugh about your cotton wool episode, your deffo not alone in display destruction! lol. Joey xxx

Sandra said...

Another fabulous card Di, this is a beautiful image from LOTV great colouring too and matching backing papers really lovely card and well done having finished the wedding cards :) Sandra H

Kathleen said...

I love this set of die cuts from LOTV and you have made a super card with it, great papers and they do go so well with the image.

Kath x

Bernie said...


505whimsygirl said...

Hello Di,

Thanks for stopping by. San Francisco is one place you should add to your bucket list. A flight from Albuquerque is only 1.5 hours or so and relatively cheap.

Your card is beautiful.


Diane's Card Designs said...

This is gorgeous Di! Love the image and backing papers.
Diane xx

Anonymous said...

This is sooo pretty I love those papers and the design is fab
Lindsay xx

Helena said...

Thank you for all your supportive comments on my blog...

I've enjoyed having a look through your blog and seeing more lovely things you've made. I won't enter the blog candy game though as I don't have an embossing machine so they would be wasted on me!

Anonymous said...

WOW I love this card, I too have a lot of LOTV goodies, the way you have combined all these colours etc...fab! I need to learn a thing or two from you methinks!! xx