I can't believe that next Sunday will be our first wedding anniversary!! A year ago we were rushing around making sure flowers, dresses, bridesmaids etc were all organised and now we are like Darby and Joan lol. I wanted to make a special card for Paul, he was really ill just a few weeks after our wedding so he can't work but he is a fantastic 'Home Hub' and has learnt to drive the hoover, the cooker, the washer - just got to train him to use the iron now.
The theme for our wedding was 'butterflies' and our colour scheme was pale blue, gold and ivory so when I saw the fabby challenge from Sir Stampalot was Butterflies and Blossoms, my brain started ticking over. As I was the lucky winner of last months Sir Stampalot Challenge I am the proud owner of a lovely shiny new cricut (huge THANKYOU'S again to all the team at Sir Stampalot) and I've used it to cut the base and sentiment for this card:
The inner circle is coloured with inks and cosmic shimmer powders swooshed around on my craft mat to make a pale shimmery gold colour. The sentiment is from Elusive Images, stamped and embossed with gold EP and mounted on foam pads. The blue background is satin card coloured with dye inks and a stipple brush to (hopefully) look like blue sky. The flowers are made from an assortment of stamps - some stamped on acetate and glittered, some stamped on card and painted with H2o's and some stamped on vellum (it took blooming ages to cut them all out). I mounted the blue background on foam tape and attached the flowers with silcone to give them some dimension. The butterflies are Elusive Images, stamped on acetate and glittered on the reverse - they look gorgeous but so hard to get a decent photo.
I hope Paul likes it, i've tried to capture not just our theme colours but also the flowers, sunshine and happiness of a truly wonderful day (awwww, getting a bit tearful lol). i've just got to try and find him a pressie now.
I'm also entering this card in to the following challenges:
Creative Card Crew - Sketch
Totally Papercrafts: Wedding/Anniversary
Your Next Stamp Challenge: Cut it out and pop it up
Quixotic Challenge: Let your garden grow
Thanks for looking