Thursday, 6 May 2010

And now for something completely different ....

My PBSC teamie Domi is getting married on 15th May, so it seemed like a perfect idea to make her a wedding card - Domi, if you are reading this, please look away now lol!!

This card has been largely inspired by a variety of sample cards I saw on The Hobby House stall at aintree craft show a week ago - I bought a Martha Stewart scoring board there, which is 12" x 12" and has score lines very close together so that you can create numerous fancy effects. This style of card is completly different from what I produce normally, but I thought I'd give it a go!!

I cut a piece of lilac/pink pearlescanet card - this one has a beautiful iridescent sheen to it that the camera doesn't really capture. I scored at an angle so that one corner of the card would remain plain, and then scored criss-cross lines to form a quilted effect. I then cut a piece of white pearlescent card and punched with my lacy hearts punch, and used it to form a decorative border. I then just needed to decorate the whole thing with flowers, sparkly butterflies and a sentiment, and highlighted the quilting pattern with tiny pearls.

Sentiment; Whiff of Joy "Wedding Collection";
Papers: pink pearlescent card and white pearlescent "ice gold" card from my stash;
Supplies: two-tone large roses from John Lewis; small tea rose, white silk flowers, organza ribbon and pearls from my stash;
Tools: Martha Stewart scoring board; "large monarch butterfly" punch; "valentine lace" edge punch; labels nestabilities.

I specifically made this card for Domi's Wedding Card Challenge on Simon Says blog, but as luck would have it it is also perfect for a number of other challenges:

Charisma #20 - It's All About Weddings
C.R.A.F.T. #49 - Weddings/Birthdays
Simon Says - Birthdays / Celebrations
By the Cute & Girly - Celebrations
Creative Inspirations #33 - Congratulations!
Flutterby Wednesdays #108 - angel, fairy or butterfly
Everybody-Art-Challenge # 89 - pastel colours
Incy Wincy #40 - Anything Goes

Must rush now as I'm running late for work, and i need to pop this in the post today as Domi lives in Germany :-)


  1. Very elegant, I love the criss cross effect I did this one a card a long while back with my groovy duo, but I bet its was a lot easier on your MS one! love the sparkle on the flowers is it distress stickles? they are gorgeous, Samantha :)

  2. Very pretty card Pauline, I saw this done, they had some lovely cards on that stall (very impressed) I keep meaning to have ago with the scoring it looks really lovely ;)

    Vicki x

  3. Gorgeous, elegant card Pauline.

  4. Beautiful card. Love the colours and the cute little butterflies. The roses are gorgeous. Thanks for joining us over at BTC&G this month. Hugs Hanna

  5. Oh wow!! This is gorgeous!! I really love all the little details you put into the card! Thanks for playing along with Flutter By Wednesday!

  6. Wow that's a beautiful card.

  7. This is stunning!! I love the heart punch especially, but the paper with the pearls looks awesome too!

    Thanks so much for entering the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!!!


  8. What a fab start to our challenge this week! Absolutely stunning Pauline - I'm so impressed!
    Thank you so much for coming over to play at C.R.A.F.T this week!

  9. Wow, just, totally, wow! Thank you for sharing your lovely card with us at Charisma. x

  10. Absolutely gorgeous, so many little pearls, i couldn't give this card away its far too pretty! Thanks for sharing at BTC&G this month.

  11. This is beautiful Pauline!
    The embossing looks fab...must give thaat a try!
    Helen x

  12. What a beautiful card! How striking the white butterflies are!! Thanks for playing along with my flutter by challenge!

  13. This is so pretty! Great color combo too!
    Thanks for joining us at Flutterby Wednesday!
    Jodi =)

  14. Oh my goodness Pauline ,, this is absolutely stunning ,,, I have to get the scoring board now ,,, !!! Domi is going to LOVE this !! :-)

    thanks for joining in with both Simon Says Challenges ( you could enter it into the one on papercrafts Planet too fab prize on offer there too ! :-))

    Lols x x x

    p.s ,, don't think Domi will see it til it drops through her letterbox ,, she has been relieved of all commenting duties for now :-)

  15. Oh wow Pauline this is so utterly beautiful!
    Domi will adore it!
    Thank you so much for joining Simon Says Stamp Blogaversary!
    kim x

  16. So beautiful and elegant ~ to be treasured for sure!!

  17. WOW....your card is BEAUTIFUL! Your friend is one lucky girl!

  18. Wow such a gorgeous card, very pretty and elegant for a special day. Pauline x

  19. Das geprägte mit den Perlen finde ich eine ganz gelungene Karte.

    Die Gestaltung einfach Spitze.

    LG Moni

  20. Great and very pretty card, thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge this week and good luck!

    Jo and Tigerlover.

  21. WOW, this card is so elegant and full of details that made together a gorgeous card for wedding.

    hugs, moi

  22. Beautiful card!

    Thanks for joining us at C.R.A.F.T and good luck.

    Rose x

  23. Wow what a beautiful card Pauline! i adore the flowers and the beautiful purple
    Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz
    love tasha xx

  24. wow this is just stunning
    thanks for joining us at creative inspriations this week hugs cheryl xxxxxxx

  25. Ohh this is a beautiful card!
    Love the simple lines.
    I have just bought that MS butterfly punch and am looking forward to finding a use for it, love what you did here :O)

    Good luck in the challenge

    Regards Nina


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