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Saturday, 21 August 2010

Wedding Card

I have struggled for past week trying to decide what I wanted to do for my son's card - ideas kept going around my head - started of thinking about doing a double gate fold, got as far as stamping images, but it wouldn't come together, then I played about with images in MCS - result wasn't too bad and am going to use the image I created for the insert.   Then I might do the retro fold and printed off the instructions to refresh my memory..... nah - still wasn't convinced.

Well at last today inspiration struck!  Decided to have a play and stamped the hydrangea stamp on to parchment!  Now this was a big venture for me as I am not good at parchment!

Even this turned out to be one of those "happy accidents". I stamped image in stazon white and put some embossing powder on it - only to realise I had grabbed the ultra thick!   Nothing ventured - nothing gained at least it could be a practise piece.

Well I was quite pleased with result, but how to put it on a card - and then more inspiration - use the cake as inspiration, and keep it simple!

Rang my daughter to ask what nestabilities she had as I only had plain rounds, and she said she had the scalloped rounds! so nipped across with the image and the backing card and was pleased with the result!  When got  home decided to put ultra thick embossing powder on the scallopped mat  and the initials I had cut out.

Scored two lines down the  card and attached matching ribbon from the cake,  some pearls and a diamante gem to represent the buckles on the cake, and of course a precious tassel , which I attached by punching hole in the ribbon with my japanese screw punch  .....

.....and here is the result:

and this will probably be the insert - created in MCS using background image from the To Have and to Hold cd: 


and this is the inspiration behind the card a sneek preview of the cake I made (on the day of course it will be on a proper stand with buckles aligned and will have a cake knife with flowers on.

Cake is royal iced rich fruit cake and hydrangea blossoms are made from sugar.  


Sheila - Ginger said...

Hi Mags, not be around for a while but I've just seen your card and wedding cake for your son and future daughter-in law's wedding and I wanted to tell you that the card is absolutely stunning and so clever to match it with the cake. Oh and the cake just blew me away'''it's so elegant and beautiful. Well done Mags and have a wonderful day next week.
Love Sheila xx

Kay Carley said...

Beautiful xx