Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Wedding Fever

I was recently asked to make a wedding card and was given free rein with both design and colours.  GULP!  Sometimes having this much freedom can be more difficult than when customers are specific about what they want, but I decided to try a few ideas and let her choose a favourite.
Which one would you choose? 
If your selection matches the actual card chosen then your name will go into a draw for a wee crafty prize. 
Deadline midnight GMT Sunday 22nd July.

Click the photos for close-up views.

Design 1
A linen effect white card base decorated with blue and white diecut hearts layered onto diecut blue and silver mirri card, embellished with a simple bow and greeting.

Inside shows diecut panels and a simple stamped message.

Design 2
I created an off centre gatefold from A4 white linen card, adding a panel of textured burgundy card and a matching Kanban wedding topper.  A simple bow and stamped greeting are the only decoration. 
The slim panel shows white padded hearts and satin ribbon matted onto layers of white and burgundy card.
Inside, a panel of white linen card has been corner punched and decorated with diamante gems before being matted onto burgundy card and stamped with a greeting.
I'd like to submit this card as my first entry to
Sparkles Monthly Challenges - 34 Weddings

Design 3
I opened an image from my flowers folder in PSP (PaintShop Pro), and typed a greeting before printing onto white linen cardstock, which gives a look almost like canvas. Both elements were then matted onto silver mirri. 
White organza ribbon was wrapped around the fold on a landscape base card and tied in a bow with pearl gems added for decoration.
The inside message was stamped onto white linen card before being matted onto silver textured card and placed inside.
I'm hoping this card is eligible for entry into
Southern Girls Challenge 48 - Pearls

Sparkles Monthly Challenges - 34 Weddings (2nd entry)

Design 4
I created an easel card base from cream cardstock and opened another beautiful rose image in PSP, adding a greeting onto the image before printing this time.
The easel card panels were then decorated with pretty paper from Papermania Confetti pack, matted onto black and gold mirri and the main image was then adhered to the front panel with foam pads.

Wide cream organza ribbon was wrapped around the back and tied in a knot and a matching bow was added to the image panel. 

The stopper was created using more layered panels of paper and card adhered to the base with foam pads before being decorated with paper flowers, pink ribbon bows and pretty iridescent fabric butterflies.
A greeting was stamped and embossed with gold powder, then diecut and matted onto black and gold card.
A matching box completes the ensemble as this card is way too bulky for an envelope.
I'm entering this card into
The Cupboard Trilogy
- Colour Palette Challenge
The Cupcake Craftroom - July: Layers

Sparkles Monthly Challenges - 34 Weddings (3rd entry)

Don't forget to leave a comment with your favourite from the selection and you may be lucky enough to win a prize.


Susan.... said...

Evening Max,
I love all the designs, but my favourite has to be number 4 ! Its
exquisite !
Hope you and all the family are all well ...
Susan xxx

Queenie said...

Helloooo max,
they are all Amazing!!!
Love them all and my fav is number 3 so elegant made by a lovelady.
big hugs

Lee Poirier said...

Design n°4 without a doubt, but they are all gorgeous !! I love your work!
Lee xx

* Shaz * said...

Beautiful cards
Thank you for joining in the fun at Sparkles monthly challenges for our * Wedding * challenge
Hope you will join us again & good luck in the draw
Hugs Shaz x

Liz said...

They are all really beautiful cards. My have is no 4 and thank you so much for joining in with the Cupboard Trilogy Challenge.

Gwyneth said...

What a lovely assortment of Wedding cards. They are all so pretty. I think my favourite is the 4th one, but it is rather difficult to chose a favourite when they are all great.

Jane said...

Hi Max, I love all of the designs, but for me easel card [4] has the wow factor!
Thank you so much for joining us over on The Cupboard Trilogy challenges.
Good luck
Jane x

~Tammy~ said...

Absolutely stunning designs. I love having free reign it makes designing so much more fun! Thank you for sharing with us at The Cupcake Craftroom layers challenge.

Mary J said...

How fab, love it Max! Thanks for joining us at the Cupcake Craftroom honey!

Mary J x

Kirsten said...

your creations are all beautiful. you have done a great job. the lucky couple will love your cards. thanks for playing along with us at Southern Girls. <3 Kirsten

ju said...

Defiinately Number 4 for me, those roses really pop !
Thanks for joining the Cupboard Trilogy Challenge


Joy said...

Stunning cards Max. If pushed I'd pick No.4, beauitiful! Thanks for taking part in The Cupboard tTrilogy challenge xx

Emma Moulden said...

Your cards are besutiful! My favorie is the first one! My best friend is getting married next year so I muct remember to come back here to get a card!