Thursday 3 October 2013

Vintage love

Hello I wanted to hop on here quickly and show you an Anniversary card I made for my sister and brother-in-law who celebrated their 23rd wedding anniversary at the weekend. It will be a quick post (did you just sigh with relief ?!) as I have a poorly little boy laying on the sofa watching curious George ! So I'm gonna type quick before the medicine wears off !!

Ok so here it is
I used a sizzix embossing folder for the main background panel and highlighted the texture with a little bit of ink. The second piece of embossing is actually a debossed heart made using another, smaller, sizzix folder.
The ribbon, a chiffon with satin stripe, was white but I coloured it up with a pro-marker so it matched perfectly :) Oh I just noticed that there is more embossing on the heart locket (spellbinders) which is die cut then embossed onto foil engraving board then distressed to bring out the pattern in silver. The beautiful flower die cut is from a sheet that I purchased from my local craft store - I am sorry it does not have a brand printed on it :(
There are also aurora borealis gems, a sentiment, flower & button twine thrown in there too for good measure !
I was plesaed with the finished card until I found that I didn't have a larger envelope to accomodate the way I went over the edge of my card - PLEASE HELP if you have any tips or tricks regarding this problem - what envelope sizes do you use when you overlap the side of your card ? Do you make your own envies or boxes ? Please share any useful tutorial links too :) 

I would like to add my card to the following challenges;

The paper players - BINGO ( I used ribbon, embossing & banners)
Muse - Fabulous Monday muse this week - thanks for the inspiration x
Oldie but a goodie - BINGO ( I used ribbon, flowers & embossing) All my "ingredients" are more than 6 months old except the flower die cut x
The pink elephant challenge - Anniversary or wedding
Just inspirational challenges - BINGO (I used vintage, gems & flowers)
Whimsy stamps challenge - Vintage/shabby chic

Thanks so much for visiting me today - if you have time leave a comment so I can hop over and visit you too x
I hope you have a super crafty day ;) x
((hugs)) Suzie xoxo


Pat said...

Lovely card, beautiful colours and flower. Thanks for joining in our challenge at Fab'n'Funky.

Pat xx

Berry said...

Stunning work Suzie so pretty hugs Rebekah xx

Karen M said...

Love your pretty card - such beautiful colours and I love your design xx

Cindy Brumbaugh said...

Oh my gosh, Suzie...this is an eyeful of gorgeousness. So full of texture and the design is fantastic. Thanks for playing along with my Muse this week. WOW!

Ardyth said...

What a gorgeous wedding card - this will be a happy keepsake of a perfect day for your sister and BIL. Thanks so much for joining us at Muse!

Deni(se) said...

It doesn't seem to me like I see kraft paper embossed very often. But not sure why ... this is beautiful and the inked edges really make it stand out. The pink and kraft also look great together.

Katya said...

Lovely card Suzie!
Very interesting card sketch and I love the embossing, the colors and distressed look.Thank you so much for playing with us at Just Inspirational Challenges :)

Katya Bess - JIC DT member

Unknown said...

such a lovely card, Thanks for joining Just Inspirational Challenges x

Dips said...

Super card, Suzie, Thank you so much for joining us at an Oldie But A Goodie Challenge, keep using up all that stored stash. For a card like this, I would always make a box to send it in, I have some tutorials on my blog - one on a classic box with lid and the other on a box with a slip tray. HTH!