Saturday 10 August 2013

Wedding Day Wishes

Hooray! The sun is shining.
And, here's a  little project I have been working on all week for our friends Mick and Debs, 
who are tying the knot today.
Debs is like me, she's not a girly girl, so pink, flowers or hearts were not going to cut it.
 I went with a more modern style and used grey and lemon.

Debs is book mad, like me she will read just about anything,
so from the outset I knew I wanted to make a 'book style' card,
following the great tutorial by Tina

 My card is covered with digi papers and I made the congrats sentiment on my computer.
It's kept closed with a pretty, lemon stripe ribbon, tied in a bow.
This striped ribbon is my all time favourite - it's so gorgeous,
and comes in a range of colours and widths.
Is it crazy that I like to take my ribbon out and just look at it! 
Please, tell me you do that too  ;-)

 The stamp is Stamping Bella, Uptown Couple, coloured with Copics, 
fussy cut and popped up on foam pads, to add some dimension.
I also added some of my fav. Glamour Dust for a touch of sparkle,
and scattered around some crystal gems.

Lastly, I made a little box for the card to fit into,
kept closed with a satin ribbon and pearl slider.


I'm really pleased with the end result. 
It's not all hearts and flowers but I think it's kind of
understated girlie - what do you think?

Papercraft Star - Photo Inspiration (books)
Crafty Calendar - Anything Goes
Crafty Ribbons - Anything Goes with Ribbon
As You Like It - Favourite Ribbon/Twine and why
Natalie & Amy -  Celebration (and DT call)

Digi papers -  digital design essentials 'digitally smitten'. Stamping Bella, uptown couple. Copics. Glamour Dust. Crystals. Striped Ribbon. Satin Ribbon. Pearl slider. Memory Box alphabet and number dies. Martha Stewart doily punch. Heart nestie dies.


Debs said...

WOW WOW WOW Caroline this is absolutely stunning - love it :o)
Enjoy the rest of the weekend.
Debs xx

Sue said...

A stunning card and box Caroline. I love the book style. Such a beautiful and romantic image and gorgeous ribbon. This is sure to be treasured.
I hope you are having a good weekend
Sue xx

catherine said...

This is just fabulous Caroline and so perfect for a wedding gift. your friend is going to adore it.
Have a good weekend
x catherine

Ros Crawford said...

Oh my this is beyond gorgeous! What a fabulous gift for your friend ... Love the colours too! Thanks so much for playing along at Papercraft Star!!

Anonymous said...

Oh my word, this is gorgeous and AMAZING! I absolutely adore this Caroline!

Eve said...

This is beautiful Caroline!
I'm sure that your friends will LOVE it. xx

Kaja Ciachbook said...

very nice card :) i love the colors you used: grey and lemon! i'm not a pink fun either;) said...

Wow! Such a touching gift! Love that lemon ribbon. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Papercraft Star.

Deanne :)

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE how you created a book, Caroline! FAB colors and I adore that image! LOVE the yellow bow, too! THX for playing with us at Papercraft Star!

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

This is just amazing, love the colours just perfect for a none girlie girl!
Just love it!

Thank you for sharing with us at Natalie & Amy's this month, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Unknown said...

Fabulous work, thank you for entering in the crafty ribbons challenge
P x

Darnell said...

I think it is refreshing and light and romantic, Caroline! Love the lemony stripey ribbon! I often say some cards are gifts themselves and that's no kidding with this sensational work of art!!

~Tammy~ said...

This is amazing! Love that sweet image! What a beautiful gift to treasure!

wienerhoneymooners said...

Sweet and Simply Adorable!!!!

AppleApricot Wen said...

My first thought was, is this really a card? Wow, love that design! I am a girly girl when it comes to hearts, flowers and even pink, but I think your book ... er... card is amazing and beautiful! Hugs, Wendy

Elena V. said...

It's fantastic! I love this stamp.

Lee said...

OMG,Caroline this is AWESOME.Huggles xx

rosie said...

gorgeous. love the image. fab colours and layout x

Claudia said...

Stunning creation! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Crafty Calendar Challenge and good luck!



Juls said...

Wow this is just gorgeous!! Hugs Juls xxx