How About Another Wedding Card?

Friday, 24 February 2012

It has been a while since I last made a wedding card - I was sick of the sight of them I had so many to make in the second half of last year, but I needed another one for a work colleague who is getting married tomorrow and I thought I would incorporate this card into my latest DT card for the new challenge at the Alphabet Challenge Blog.
Yep, we're yet another fortnight into 2012 and the new challenge is up.  This time the theme is...

B for Busy Bugs!

And as the theme on the wedding invitations were butterflies, I thought I'd stick with that.
Here's my card:

No image!  No colouring!  I thought I'd make their names the focal point of the card.  I printed out the names onto ivory stardream card, the font is Papyrus and I printed it out in brown.
The heart is a large Go Kreate heart frame die and the details are cut out with a spellbinders fancy tag.  It looks a bit wonky in the picture but I think (and hope!) it's just because the the heart is at a jaunty angle and the ribbon curves down into the buckle.  That's my story anyway!
The flowers and pearls are from Wild Orchid Crafts.  I don't use the flowers very often but I think they went well with the style of this card.

The papers are from the Prima Printery collection and I distressed the edges with Frayed Burlap distress ink.  The fancy corner is a Melissa Frances embellishment that I got from My Crafty Heart (some lovely things in stock there and really fast service!)
The butterfly, silver dangly heart, buckle and ribbon are all from a local craft supplier.

The inside of the card has been decorated like so...

I used the same papers as the front and I brought the heart theme through with a die cut Joycraft heart attached to the pocket on the left hand side (for the present!)

A card with these sorts of embellishments needs a box, so I made one to match...

So that's my card and my butterfly!
Why don't you head on over to the Alphabet Challenge Blog and see what all my lovely teamies have come up with, there are some stunners on there!

I'd like to enter my card in the following challenges:

Allsorts Challenge Blog; Anything goes
Bling It On; Love is all around
By the Cute & girly; Love is in the air
Charisma Cardz; Love is in the air
Little Claire's; Romance
Quirky Crafts Challenge; Love story with ribbon and charm
Scrappy Frogs; Die Cut challenge
Stamp With Fun; Shapes
Stamptacular Sunday Challenge; Charm Me
The Pink Elephant; Print it

Thanks for stopping by and for your lovely comments!


Anne said...

That's stunning Sheena. I hope when we have the big meet in Nov I can stand next to adn some of your talent will rub off onto me. Anne x

Tammy said...

Sheena your creation is absolutely GORGEOUS!! Awesome soft colors and fabulous details! I love that butterfly!! The Happy Couple will cherish this!
Hugs, Tammy

coops said...

wow this is fantastic sheena.really beautiful and elegant design.i love it :D

xx coops xx

Michelle B. said...

Absolutely beautiful, inside and out. Love the shades and your embellies are perfect! Thanks for playing with us at Stamptacular Sunday!

Catie Cuddles said...

Wow what a beautiful card ... Bet it will be well received!

Mynnette said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! This will definitely be treasured by the couple! STUNNING!!! :)

Brigitte said...

WOW, your card and box combo is simply amazing!!! I love the creams and the elegance of the overall effect!!! The butterfly is awesome. Thanks for joining us this month at BTC&G and we hope to see you again next challenge. Hugs, Brigitte

shell said...

Wow this is stunning, thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week.
Shell xx

CraftygasheadZo said...

Beautiful creation Sheena, please pop over to my blog to see why I've given you the Liebster award and to pick it up! Zo xx

Andrea said...

Wow, wow, wow! A very precious card! Love it! Thanks for joining Stamp with Fun.
Big hug

Deb's Pen Pot said...

Hi Sheena, I've come via Zoe's blog awarding you the Leibster - and what a fab wedding card! I'm a writer who gets inspiration from papercraft, photos and art in general though I don't dabble (yet!) in papercraft myself, but Zoe is encouraging me in joining WOYWW...! Such fab cards you make, lovely to see. Best wishes, Deb

sandee said...

Beautiful card, I came over from Zoe's blog where we were nominated for the Liebster award, and I joined your blog too! waving hi from the hills of North Carolina :)

scrappymo! said...

Stunning and gorgeous. What a great card. This inside is as beautiful as the cover.
I'm your latest follower.

maxine said...

Beautiful card very elegant thanks for joining us at little claire

Debs said...

WOW..just stunning...thanks for sharing it with us at Bling It On..hugs Debs x

Genevieve said...

Absolutely stunning Sheena! Hope all is well with you :)

Scrappy Scatty said...

Lovely card absolutly stunning
Thank you for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week
Love Jan

Pauline said...

What a stunning evil card! Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week!

iReneM said...

WOW!! This is utterly gorgeous.
Love, love, love it :)

Lisa Sumpter said...

Such a pretty card. Thanks for joining us at Charisma this time and good luck in the draw!

Lisa x

Carrie said...

This is absolutely STUNNING!!!!!

Thank you for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week! x

Geraldine said...

Stunning creation. A card to treasure forever. Thank you for entering BTC&G's "Love is in the Air" challenge.

clare brown said...

your wedding card is just beautiful and so elegant.Goodluck at Charisma this week.

hugs Clare x

Jules said...

Hi Sheena


So stunning and beautiful .. .. I love it!!!!!

Gorgeous inside and out.

Love the papers and ribbon details.

I hope the couple had a happy day.

Love Jules xx

Georgina said...

A fantastic card. Just beautiful. Lovely colours and embelishments.

thank you for joining Little Claire's blog challenge.

Jody @ Adorable Country Classics said...

Your card is absolutely beautiful! You did an amazing job, and I love the colors you used.

Helen said...

Gorgeous - very elegant and I love the vintage feel.

Thanks for joining us at Little Claire and good luck!

Helen x

Donna Mosley said...

Oh! Sheena, this is an icredible creation. Love it! Thanks for joining us at Little Claire's.

Donna x