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Saturday 8 February 2014

Glasgow Wedding

Have you seen the new stamps at Chocolate Baroque this month? Oh my goodness they are absolutely gorgeous, there are two new sets of images, Mackintosh Beauty and Mackintosh Windows and some fab sentiments in the most gorgeous fonts too. This is is my first sample using them and I used both Mackintosh Beauty and Mackintosh Windows to make this card (you can find them here)

The image is stamped with Memento Tuxedo black ink and coloured with Graph'It Markers, I've added a little stickles to the centre of the roses and some faux gems in the corners. I've distressed the edges and layered the image up on black card. I added the lovely rose heart from the Mackintosh Beauty set, again coloured with Graph'It Markers.

The background was made with distress inks, I used Spun Sugar, Evergreen bough and a little Iced Spruce. I used tiny amounts of ink on my blending mat and spritzed with lots of water to get a very muted background. Once this ink was dry I overstamped with some of the Mackintosh Windows, stamping very lightly to give a hint of the design here and there. I've gone to town with lots of lace, ribbon, some rolled ribbon roses and some pretty bead string from my stash.

I decorated the inside to match, but kept to a very subtle colour palette, I made this before the new sentiments were released so I may have to make another lol. I really enjoyed making this card as these stamps are so pretty. I even decorated a box to match

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:

A Creative Romance: show us some love
Bearly Mine: vintage romance
Crafting for all Seasons: show us some romance
Get Inky: Valentine/Love
Little Miss Muffet: luuuuuuurve
Live and Love Crafts: Love'n'Lace

Thanks so much for popping by today, hope to see you again soon
Claire xx


  1. Claire this is lovely inside out and coloured so beautifully.
    Amanda x

  2. It's beautiful Claire.Gorgeous imageand fabulous card design.
    Beryl xx

  3. I had to cave in and buy the beauties yesterday! Love them to bits - love your card too Claire xx

  4. Oh! My! Word! That is the most amazing image I have seen in a long time. You have made a stunningly beautiful creation using it.
    Being Scottish I did wonder what you would be showing going by the title...........I just LOVE this. Off to have a look see what is on offer.
    Have a great weekend

    Patricia x

  5. Your muted background is delightful with the way you have overstamped it using the Glasgow windows & I love the way your pearly embellishing echoes the bead strings on the image. Your inside is very classy & striking with the muted tones in keeping with your front. I particularly like the way your sentiment covers part of the image.
    Paula (PEP)

  6. This is beautiful Claire, I like the design and colours.
    Kevin xx

  7. Lovely card. I almost missed your one heart but I didn't. It just perfect with this cute little flowers.
    Thanks for playing with us at Izazovi i sladkiši.
    Keti (DT)

  8. Gorgeous, and I love it that you have repait the image to the inside of the card. Thank you for sharing at Bearly Mine Challenge. We wish you good luck and hope to see you again. Sylvia, DT-member

  9. Lovely card. Thanks for playing with us at this week at Bearly Mine challenges this week. x

  10. Gorgeous creation....Thanks for playing along with our challenge this month x carol

  11. OMG! This is gorgeous! Great work. thank you for participating in the Blue Moon get Inky! challenge. Ann DT

  12. What a fantastic card you made! I like all details :-))
    Thank you for playing along with us at Bearly Mine and I hope to see you again!
    Hugs, Andreja

  13. What a fantastic card you made! I like all details :-))
    Thank you for playing along with us at "Izazovi i Slatkiši" and I hope to see you again!
    Hugs, Andreja

  14. Oh wow this is very pretty and so is that lace!! Thanks for joining us at LLC for the Love and Lace challenge. Hope to see you again!

  15. Very lovely Card. So sweet.
    Thank you for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons.
    Hugs Elfie


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