Thursday, April 19, 2012

Wedding Wishes

My sister just came back from Paris France for a wedding and this is the card I made for her to give. I must say I struggled so much with a card that after a week of failed attempts I finally just went with traditional and made this one, lol!

I did a criss cross card in a metallic bronze I got for cheap, cheap because it wasn't selling!
I couldn't believe it, the colour is gorgeous and its so easy to work with. (I think I'm going to go and grab some more!) Add the vanilla to it and this photo doesn't do it justice. I embossed the outside of the card but just stamped the back of the card on the inside so my sister could write whatever she wanted to. 
We had a friend translate wedding wishes into French because Google translate doesn't really work for this!

I added some vellum butterflies with pearls and voila! I was very thankful when it was finally done. 
I've entered this into:
Papercraft Star: France + photo inspiration (I used the colours brown/cream)
The Paper Shelter: wings and things
Celebrate the Occasion: congratulations monochromatic
Stampin with the Dragon: Weddings in the Air
C.R.A.F.T. challenge: Wedding/Anniversary

Stamp: Stampin Up Wedding Sweet
Paper: bronze and very vanilla
Ink: craft vanilla, early espresso
Other: pearls, stampin up border and tab punch, spellbinders fleur de Lis pendant and circle, MS butterfly punch 

16 comments:

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  2. This is both beautiful and elegant! Gorgeous work, Dawn!!

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  3. Gorgeous wedding card, Dawn! Your design is so elegant! I am sure the bride and groom were honored to receive such a beautiful handmade card!

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  4. It turned out so beautiful and elegant. You can never go wrong with the tried and true, but I did like some of your more fanciful attempt's LOL Gorgeous work Dawn!

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  5. Beautiful wedding card, Dawn, such a lovely design! Thanks for joining us this week at the Papercraft Star "Something French" challenge.

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  6. ooohhh so elegant and beautiful!

    Thankyou so much for joining us at Stamping With The Dragon with this gorgeous project.

    xoxoxo Carly

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  7. Dawn this is so tasteful and elegant I just love it. That card was certainly a great find!
    Thanks for joining us at CRAFT this week. Hope we see you again soon.
    Hugs
    Sheryl (DT)

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  8. Dawn this is really lovely and great design thanks for sharing at Craft this week

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  9. Thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenges this week with your beautiful card. I'm sure they loved it...

    Sylvia xx

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  10. The embossing looks lovely. Dontcha just love that scalloped border punch! Thank you so much for joining us this week at Papercraft Star!
    Kindest regards,
    Jennifer

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  11. Very cute. I love the pocket card. Thanks for joining us this week for our monochromatic card.

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  12. Great project, thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge this week and good luck! Don't forget to check back with us again on Thursday for our new challenge and to check if you have won or made our Top3.

    Jo and Tigerlover.

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  13. Totally stunning card, thanks for joining us at The Paper Shelter challenges this week.
    Hugs, Bente

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  14. Very pretty card!!!!
    Thanks for joining us this week at CTO!

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  15. Beautiful pocket card, I love your color choice with your fabulous butterflies! Thanks so much for joining our "Congratulations (monochromatic)" challenge, hope to see you again this week :)

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  16. I love your wedding card. Nice idea!

    Venus
    http://sisterscraftcafe.blogspot.com/

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