Happy World Card Making Day!

Saturday, 5 October 2013

Hi everyone!

I hope you're all well?  I've had a busy few days as I've finally got around to setting up an Etsy store for my cards and a Facebook page too.  I have links on my left side-bar if any of you fancy a look ;)

I've also had a lot of personal cards and quite a few commissioned cards to make lately (still have a difficult one to do) so I'm gonna show you one of  the commissioned ones today.
The brief was for a couple who were going to Las Vegas to get married but it wasn't to be a traditionally wedding-y card.  I had a quick pop of inspiration and this is what I came up with...

I decided to make a play on the Welcome To Las Vegas sign and make it personal!
And, cos I think they always make a special card, I made it an easel card.

I drew the shape of the sign and cut it out by hand after I printed some of the wording (fonts: Brush script, Batang and Calibri).  I used card candy for the circles and used Craftwork Cards Candi Alphabet stamps for the names of the couple.  The "Wedding Day" is made of die cut letters using Memory Box Typewriter alphabet sets in upper & lower case.  The star is a Joanna Sheen Signature die and the Magnolia swirl doohickey came in handy again!  The black background was embossed with a start embossing folder and I have used lots of gems all around the sign and elsewhere.

For the base I made some poker chips by die-cutting some circles out of red card and some more out of white card which I also cut a centre circle.  I used a red copic to colour some stripes around the white O shape and then I adhered it to the red circle.  I die cut some numbers (Memory Box typewriter numbers - I knew it was a good idea to buy the full set! lol!) in white card and attached to the base chips.  I had a spare deck of cards that I pinched some out of (all hearts of course, it is a wedding card!) and attached them also.  I cut out another shape to resemble the sign for the greeting and added more gems and a pocket for the gift and hey presto, a Vegas themed wedding card!

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

Crafty Catz; Anything goes
Creative Inspirations; No square or rectangle cards
Delicious Doodles; Shaped cards
Kaboodle Doodles; Your special day
Moving Along With The Times; Anything goes
Papertake Weekly; Anything goes
Southern Girls Challenge Blog; Sing, Sing a song... Viva Las Vegas!
ABC Challenge Blog; W for words
Totally Gorjuss; Anything goes with stars

Thanks for looking!


Carole said...

Very appropriate card Sheena, thanks for playing along @ MAWTT this week.
Happy Crafting
Carole xXx

Linda said...

Fabulous card perfectly fitting your theme, love the poker chips. Thanks for joining the fun at Crafty Catz this week :) xx
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coops said...

so stunning sheena.really love the fabulous las vegas design :D

xx coops xx

Sarah said...

Hi Sheena, wow fabulous card! Love the colours and style. Hope the happy couple have a fabulous day.

Thanks for joining in with us this week at MAWTT.


NGCARDS said...

This is a great creation! Thanks for playing at Creative Inspirations! xxx

Brenda Morgan said...

Stunning, imaginative card. Thanks for sharing with us at Southern Girls Challenge

Natalie Laurijssen said...

This is such an original wedding card, I love it! Thanks for sharing it with us at ABC challenges.