Sunday, April 06, 2014

New Challenge #79 at Glitter and Sparkle

Hello again,
Well its been another interesting week 
here at the old Homestead.
My folks have flown over to Denmark
to see their Grandson for the 1st time.
and Auntie here is well jealous lol.
Also we've had my partners Daughters 
for the weekend, so its been a girlie time
of crafting and baking.

So this week I got a very nice Image to work with 
and I have a Family Wedding coming up soon,
for which this card is perfect.
I hope you all like it.

Anyway here is my project this Week:-

The Theme at 
Glitter n Sparkle is:-
Pearls and Lace

Our Sponsors this week are:-

Digi Stamps Joy who are offering
5 Images from their store

Bugaboo who are offering
7 Images from their store

Stitchy Bear Samps who are offering
a $10 Gift Certificate for Images from
Stitchy, Barbara Jenson, Pookie Bear
and Panda Bear

Di's Digi Downloads who are offering
a $12 Gift Certificate for their store

My project for this week is:-

Mr + Mrs Digi Stamp 
from Stitchy at Stitchy Bear Stamps 
(one of our sponsors)

To begin with I Cut and scored 2 pieces of
A4 Cream Pearl Card
(Ross Papers).
 One at  14.5cm x 29cm
(folded in half to make 2 squares)
and the other at 16cm x 
which I scored at 
7.4cm in from each edge,
to make the folding doors.
Then cut off a 1cm section over both the doors 
so I was left with a tab on the middle section.
Then attached both pieces of card together,
tab to the end of the folded squares.

Then I cut 3 squares of my backing paper

which I made using the 
'Roses' Black and White Backing Paper
(My Craft Studio - Carousel of Classics, CD 4 1960-79)
which I edited on my Greeting Card Factory program,
flipping the Image so that it would make a square.
Cutting one of the so it would go on the 'Doors'.

Next I Die-Cut out my Image

using the Gold Labels 28 (S5-209)
And from Champagne Pearl Card
(Ross Papers)
I Die-Cut out a piece to back the Image.

On plain white découpage paper I Stamped

the 'Rose and Banner'
(Apothecary Art - Stampin' Up!)
and the 'Wedding' Stamp
(All B Designs - free for Crafts Beautiful).
Both in Tuxedo Black Ink
Then I stamped the 'Congratulations' Sentiment,
(PMA 907439 - Papermania)
which I placed in the 'Banner,
using Gold Pigment Ink
which I then filled in with a Gold Metallic Gel Pen.

Using the Labels Collection (125598)

(Stampin' Up!)
I cut out the 2nd Largest and the 
2nd Smallest from the 
Champagne Pearl Card.
And my stamped Images I Die-Cut out using
the next sizes down so they would fit on.

I printed off another 2 copies of my Image
so I could add some texture to the Dress by 
Embossing it using the 
corner of A6 Swirls (XCU 515125)
And Decoupaging up the Veil.

I coloured in my Image 

using my Promarker Pens.
               Skin -             Satin
               Hair -              Shale
               Dress -           Ivory
               Veil -              Ivory
               Bouquet -       Buttercup
               Top Hat -        Cool Grey 4
                                     Cool Grey 5
               Tails -             Cool Grey 4
                                     Cool Grey 5
               Trousers -      Cool Grey 4

I also coloured in all the Roses in Ivory, 

those on the Stamp and 
those on the Backing Papers.

I put a strip of 1" Cream Lace
(Boyes Haberdashery).
across the middle of the inside card,
under the 'Congratulations'.
And another strip down each side of the 'Doors'.

To finish off my card

I used small Flat-Back Cream Pearls,
on the 'Wedding' sentiment
and the 'Mr & Mrs' Frame.
and medium Flat-Back Cream Pearls
to the 'Congratulations' sentiment.
And for my Flower Posy I placed 
1 Cream Paper Rose
(Craft Shop)
2 Gold Leaves
3 small White Paper Roses
I edged the Roses with 
3D Holographic Glitter Glue
just to give them a bit of sparkle.

And for my final touch 

I used the Gold Wire 
(which came off the Leaves)
and twisted them to make rings.
Adding a small Flat-back Crystal Gem
to the Ladies Ring, 
and the join for the other behind the lace
to make the Gents Ring.

I'd like to enter this Card in the following Challenges:-

4 Crafty Chicks - #188 - Colour a Stamped Image
Bastel-Traum - Flowers, Lace and Pearls
Card And Scrap - #73 - Confirmation,Wedding or Baby
CCEE Stampers - Use Three Different Images
Crafty Sentiments - Wedding Shower
Creative Inspirations - #259 - Lovely Lace
Fitztown - #29 - Fancy Folds
Hobbybook - 2 or More Die-cuts
Inky Impressions - #153 - Fold It
Lia Stampz - #62 - Good-luck or Congratulations
One Stitch At A Time - #207 - Flowers
Patties Creations - #89 - Fancy Folds
Quick Quotes - #38 - Stamp It Up
Sweet Stamps - #163 - Dies
Whoopsi Daisy - Lace and Pearls


  1. Lovely wedding card and great attention to detail. I like that! Thanks for joining us at Fitztown Challenge Blog. Hope to see you again and good luck!
    FCB DT Coordinator

  2. Samantha your wedding card is beautiful !! Love all your fab details and what a great idea your wedding rings are !! Thanks so much for joining us at Crafty Sentiments Designs !!

    hugs Diane xx

  3. Beautiful wedding card, you have so much detail. Have a blessed day
    DIANA L.

  4. Such a pretty card! Thanks for joining us at Lia Stampz! :o)

  5. What a beautiful wedding card, such lovely details have been included. This will be a much treasured keepsake. Thank you for joining us at OSAAT. Jennie x

  6. Love it this Wedding card!
    Thank for joining us at Fitztown Challenge
    Hugs Kaija DT-member

  7. What a stunning and elegant Wedding card Samantha. Your attention to detail is fab, love the rings! Thanks for joining in at Crafty Sentiments, good luck! Susan x

  8. Lots to look at on this beautiful card. A full description of how to make it too, wonderful. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT. Hazel x

  9. Oh, how elegant and beautiful is your card!
    Thanks for joining us at Fitztown this time and hope to see you again soon!
    Hugs, Sande xx

  10. Incredible wedding card! The details are phenomenal and the layout is stunning. Thank you so much for sharing your incredible coloring talents with us at 4 Crafty Chicks.

  11. Ooooh, so elegant! Thanks for playing along with us at Inky Impressions!

    Hugs, Adina

  12. Beautiful and elegant card! Love all the details, so many pretty things to look at. Thanks for playing along with us at OSAAT Challenges. Have a wonderful day and good luck! Hugs, Sujin

  13. OH my this is just lovely Samantha. I love all the details and especially the lace and the gold leaves along with the rings. Super creation.

    Thanks for joining us at One Stitch at a Time for our FLOWER challenge this week. Good luck.

    Lynn, OSAAT DT

  14. very elegant - love the color scheme and the design - I love it!

    thanks so much for joining us over at Bastel-Traum,

    xo, Martina

  15. A beautiful card, I love the way it opens out into an easel..thank you for joining us at the Hobbybook Designer Challenge. :)

  16. Virkeligt et smukt bryllups kort.
    Tak for at du er med på udfordringen hos Card and scrap.
    DT Sanne

  17. SUPER CUTE! thanks for joining us this fortnight at lia stampz during our congrats or good luck challenge!

  18. Very pretty stamping! The florals are so soft and the interactive elements are wonderful! Thank you so much for joining our challenge at Quick Quotes this month!

  19. Beautiful card. Love the details and the die cut! Thanks for joining in our challenge over at Quick Quotes!