Sunday, July 21, 2013

July and Wedding Card

Where has July gone?  I see it is three weeks since my last post - busy times.  I had made a couple of cards earlier in the month but had to wait until they have been received before blogging them and with last week of term usually ultra busy and heading off to Dunedin to visit the girls and my DGS for a week there just hasn't been any spare time.  Anyway I arrived home last night and can't speak today so it is a good opportunity to catch up on blogging and I have finally signed up to 'Bloglovin' since Google Reader is no longer, so that resulted in a major blog catchup (3 weeks worth). 

However I had a lovely time in Dunedin and lots of fun with little Zac -  albeit a sore throat arrived on Tuesday and has culminated in no voice and the aches and coughs which go with this nasty which they say can last a while (Grrrr and it is in the holidays!!!). DH has it as well although the worst seemed to be over before I came home thank goodness (Man flu LOL)

So back to the post.  Today I am sharing a card and box made for a wedding on the other side of the world.  Unfortunately my photos were taken very late at night and are not as good as I would like but it was off on it's journey the next morning (and I slept in) so not enough time to take any more.   It took a very long time to create this project and do you know that horseshoe ornaments/embellishments  are very hard to come by when time is limited.  A friend gave me a little vintage china horseshoe with a bird on it and was happy for me to use it on this card but as it had been on her's and her parent's wedding cakes I felt it wasn't the right thing to do especially when she has a son getting married early next year so then the race was on to get some Pinkysil and make a mould.  It arrived at the 19th hour and was a bit of trial and error however in the end all was okay (just hope it still looked like that when it arrived at it's destination).

 The patterned papers for this easel card  are Kaisercraft True Romance.  Some fussy cutting was combined with the collections pack and tags of the tag sheet.  The base and box cardstock is available at Embellish It.  Sorry I cannot remember the name of it but it is embossed with little butterflies.  Flowers are mainly Wild Orchids with a couple of Prima Fabric flowers as well.  The horseshoe doubled as the 'stay' for the easel card.

 The verse was printed onto the tag and a further tag underneath is for the personal message.  The little bird proved a challenge with the Pinkysil mould as it was hard to get the resin in without air bubbles so I had to do a few repair/sculpting jobs on the beak and tiny wings with modelling paste and then painted over top  with gesso and liquid pearls. 

The bride loves pastel colours, lace and horseshoes so I hope she liked it. 

I really hope I have more energy and feel like creating tomorrow as I have soooo much to do this week.  I have a feeling it will just fly by then it will be back to work and all go before heading down south again to help with shifting on the 2nd - very excited about that though.  

Thank you for visiting today - would love to know you have been by leaving a comment.

My next post will be a cute little baby boy card.  Enjoy your week.

Until next time .....


Trace said...

WOW Dianne, that is one truly amazing card. I'm sure they will be blown away by it.

I too changed to Blog Lovin, but was not lovin' it lol, so have ended up with a reader called Omea, which I much prefer - hope you have more success with it than me.

Cathy Lane said...

Dianne, how gorgeous is this!! So beautifully feminine and romantic!! Love it soooo much!!x

Francine said...

wow- this is absolutely stunning! i would be crying tears of joy to receive that beautiful card- i love all the details - and the box too is just as beautiful- love your gorgeous flower cluster and that lovely ribbon!

Unknown said...

The most exquisite card ever ... wow!!!! Whoever gets this card is going to treasure it for life... what an amazing keepsake.