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.

Recipe:
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 :-)


25 comments:

  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 :)

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  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

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  3. Gorgeous, elegant card Pauline.
    luv
    Debby

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  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

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  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!

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  6. Wow that's a beautiful card.

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  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!!!

    -Sarah

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  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!
    Hugs,
    Ei
    x

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

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  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.
    Pinky

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

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

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

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  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 ! :-))

    Luv
    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 :-)

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

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

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

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

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

    Die Gestaltung einfach Spitze.

    LG Moni

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

    Jo and Tigerlover.

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

    hugs, moi

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  22. Beautiful card!

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

    Rose x

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  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

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

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  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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Pauline x