Saturday, 1 May 2010

Hanglar & Stanglar Wedding Card

This week over at Simon Says Challenge the theme is to make a wedding card for Domi one the the DT members. Luckily for me I am a member of Domi's challenge blog Everybody Art Challenge and I had already made a card to help celebrate the special occasion. I had planned to show it on my blog after 15th May to give Domi and Uli time to receive it but the challenge doesn't go on that long. I'm sure Domi and Uli will not mind me uploading it early. :) I know most wedding cards are made using lovely pastel colours but for some reason pastel doesn't spring to mind when I think of Domi, so I have gone with what I like best which is vibrant. I have chosen red, silver, dark grey and a splash of white. I am also entering my card in the My Time to Craft challenge blog, the theme is Ruby, Ruby, Ruby, Ruby To make the card: I have used red bazill card for the base and stitched onto it a silver diamond filigree on white paper. It is a product from ANW Crestwood Paper company. For the strip going down the card, I layered silver pearlescent paper, red bazill card, white linen card edged with Martha Stewart's Doilly punch, white organza ribbon with a silver edge and red printed organza ribbon on top (craftfairy.co.uk) phew that was a lot of layers. The image is from Hanglar & Stanglar stamped on to Bristol Board Extra Smooth 250gsm and layered with red bazill and silver pearlescent paper. To colour the image I have used copics. C1, C3, C5, C7 (greys), R27 & R59 (trouser stripe) for the groom's clothing. For the bride I used R27 & R59 for the sash and tiara and E50, E51 & E43 for the dress. The skin was E000, E00, E11, R20. To add a little interest to the background of the image I added different sized dots using C1. To bring it all together I made what is supposed to be a trailing bouquet using red/orange roses, a couple rose buds, leaves, a silver bow, heart shaped buttons (grey & black), a tag printed off the computer and swirls of thinly cut bazill card. Oh and a string of silver balls (not sure what is is or where I got it from). The two outside corners looked a little bare so I added a couple of graphite coloured pearls. I was really pleased with the finished design and wanted to keep it but had to let it go. It's now on its way to Europe I only hope it travels well! Have a good week and thanks for taking the time to look. Jenny


Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Jenny :-) The image is adorable and I love the colours you chose to use :-) Dimi will love this ! :-)

oohh ,,, sorry to spoil the surprise ,,, but maybe Domi won't see this as she is very busy with preparations and has been given time off from commenting :-)

thanks for joining in with this special Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
Lols x x x

Kim Piggott said...

Oh wow Jenny this is absolutely beautiful!
Such a stunning card!
kim x

email: Steph@SimonSaysStamp.com said...

I really like the stitching around the edge, the colors, the punch you chose, the ribbon....pretty much everything! Great job!

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