Friday, 17 February 2012

Ruby Wedding Card

Sorry to confuse anyone today - Friday's Feast is being cooked here tonight so I'll post the recipe tomorrow.

But, I finished the Ruby Wedding card:
There was a lot of angst here over this card I can tell you! It started out with the intention of being an easel card but once I'd made the front ready to attach to the easel part it was just going to be way too much fussiness so it's a straightforward tent fold. As it is, I think this is quite OTT but the couple it's for are very into flamboyance and such.

Despite having some lovely deep red paper embossed with red hearts, it was all gonna be just too, too much so instead - when I make the box later today - I'll line the base with some of the hearts paper. This card is going to Belgium so there'll be a little scramble here to make the box, finish off the inside with an insert and then whizz out to the post office this afternoon.

So - what did I use? Or would it be easier to tell you what I didn't use! A lot of the stuff I had scattered all over the desk in readiness on Wednesday ended up being returned into the stash boxes, honestly :)

I used:

- 8" x 8" square white card stock

- plain deep red linen card for the backing, Nesties scalloped hearts and Marianne Creatables swirly dies

- absolutely the most delicious white paper by Best Creation Inc - called 'Mr and Mrs'. The sheets are 12" x 12" and I found it in Hobbycraft - it's ready embossed with really delicate muted sparkly swirls. I used it to make a background, punched all around with a Martha Stewart 'Narrow Lace' PATP set as well as a plain edged heart to sit on top of the large red scalloped one

- mulberry paper red roses, white little satin roses, white satin and organza flowers plus pearls on nylon stalks made up the flower cascade - with a few little white and red pearlised 'hat pins' - all from stash

- the number 40 was from some die cut numbers that Sarn had kindly sent me a while back, then coloured with a silver pen and some Glamour Dust added. Just a few pearls were then added to the red heart along with the numbers

- a 'Wedding Rings' diamante embellishment by Artworks plus some silver peel off edging strips and corners all from stash added the final touches

The place was like a bomb site when it was finally finished!

I'd like to enter this into the current challenge over at That Craft Place, which is 'Love is all around'

Also, St. Luke's Hospice current challenge, which is 'Love and Lace'.



Lyn said...

Absolutely gorgeous Di, well worth the hard work. They will be so pleased with it I'm sure. Take care, Lyn x

Bernie said...

WOW Di, This is SPACTACULAR!!!!! Love all the beautiful details! Well worth the effort, I am sure it will be treasured.

May said...

WOW Di, This is beautiful well worth all your hard work, simply stunning! Thank you for joining us at That Craft Place Challenge Good Luck, Hugs May x x x

Anonymous said...

Well worth the angst's lovely! x

Diane's Card Designs said...

Oh Di...this is an absolutely WOW card! Don't know where to start on this
The heart with flowers inside is beautiful and gorgeous rich colour combo and layout....STUNNING!!!
Diane xx

Sarn said...

Woot woot . . . they'll love it. Lots of work there Missus! xxx

Andria said...

Just gorgeous, lovely detail, great job. I have 6 ruby wedding cards to make for my parents in august! *shock* lol :).

Elizabeth said...

Absolutely stunning, Di. Love the flower cascade and the flourishes enclosing the heart. Well, actually, there isn't anything I don't love about it - it's truly beautiful and I think the couple will treasure it. Elizabeth x

Irene said...

Hello Di

Your card is stunning and gorgeous,
with fabulous detail, I am sure it will be treasured by the couple.

Carol said...

This is stunning Di, definitely not over the top and that white paper is gorgeous. Carol x

mamapez5 said...

This is beautiful Di. I love the flower spray and little pearls. It's a very pretty understated lace punch around the white panel too. I may not have included the rings but I don't think it is OTT at all. I am sure they will love and treasure it. Kate x

Gibmiss said...

Hi Di
Fabulous card it ..Stunning ...Thanks for joining us at St.Lukes this Month .....
Hugs sylvie

Stamps and Paper said...

HI Dianne...what a fabulous Ruby wedding card..a perfect card
Thank your for joining in our challenge over at St Lukes this month...


Laura said...

Beautiful card Di! I wouldn't say it was over the top at all, it's just perfect :)
Laura xx

Sandra H said...

Hi Di, Stunning is your card and the layout is beautiful not over the top just gorgeous as always:) Sandra H

Debs Willis said...

Absolutely beautiful! Im sure they'll love it

Debs xx

Kathleen said...

Well, I had nothing planned for tea today and had not been to the Supermarket as I thought I would wait and see what the 'recipe today Jim was', I am now starving, my Husband has just gone to bed to try to get over his hunger pains and I will be following very shortly.
The only consolation is the fact that you have created a fabulous card, love it, I could just eat it!
Have a great weekend.

Kath x

Jenny said...

These special anniversaries require a special card and yours is beautiful...... love all those red roses :0)
Thanks for joining us at St Luke's this month.
Jenny x

Deborah Frings said...

Sorry I'm so late commenting on this wonderful card. Love the lacy border and the pretty hearts. A Ruby anniversary is very special. Thanks for playing along with St Luke's Charity Card Challenge!

Lynne said...

Such a fabulous ruby anniversary card Di. Gorgeous papers too.
Thank you for joining us at St Lukes this month.
Lynne xxx