Monday, July 13, 2009

Something...old, new, borrowed and blue

I made this fancy, schmancy wedding card for the Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue challenge on the Creative Inspirations Challenge Blog where I am a guest designer for the next three months. It didn't have to be a wedding card, just to contain all those elements. However, I haven't done a wedding card in quite some time and I thought this would be a good excuse. I know it came out very fancy, but I think it will make a treasured wedding keepsake for a special bride. Another wedding theme challenge this week that I am entering is the Rosie-Dee's Challenge. Drop by her blog and see the wonderful DT samples with wedding themes.

I am also entering it in the ABC Challenge which is to use vellum. The vellum is the something old on this card. I have had the same pack of vellum since I started stamping over 8 years ago. I don't use it much, but it is handy to have around because every once in awhile it is the perfect ingredient that you need right then. On this card, the bride's wedding dress is vellum that I ran through the CB Textiles embossing folder.

Something new is the lace trim I purchased specifically for this card. Isn't it gorgeous? I actually bought one and a half yards of it because I thought I would do a matching scrapbook layout, but haven't started on it yet. It was super expensive - around $8 a yard - eek! I guess I better use it up and not have it sitting in my stash!!

The frame was cut with the Spellbinders Classic Framabilities die and then stenciled with Bashful Blue ink. The blue panel directly below the frame was cut with the Spellbinders Piercerabilities Ric Rac Scalloped Border die and then embossed with the CB Swiss Dots embossing folder. The next panel down, the white one, was embossed with one of the CB Fancy Corners embossing folders. The bride and groom stamp is from the SU To Have and To Hold set and the silver embossed flourishes are from Inque Boutique. The final embellishments are several blue Prima flowers, half pearls from KaiserCraft and round pearls from the SU Pretties Kit.


Calandra said...

Linda~ this is one of my favorite cards I have seen you make. I love the colors, the lace, the layout.
I'm speechless.

Anonymous said...

Linda, What I pretty card! Love the embossing on the wedding dress and all the lacy ribbon. The pin is a nice touch too!

Beautiful Greetings said...

This is gorgeous Linda! I agree with Calandra, all of your cards are beautiful, but this is my favorite!

Kath said...

Oh Linda = This card is absolutely GORGEOUS!!! I think that you will do VERY well in the vellum challenge that you entered!!

P.S. When I get married, you can send me a card like this, OK??? LOL

Tracy said...

Hi Linda one word Stunning luv your work!!!

Helen said...

Stunning! Love the way you've used the vellum!
Thanks for joining us at the ABC Challenge this week!
Helen x

cheryl said...

Hi hun this is such a beatuiful card love all the detail in it you have done brill job lots love cheryl xxxxxxx

csroyal said...

What a pretty card, Linda! So many different elements that look fantastic together!

Dianne said...

WOW Linda, this is an awesome card. You have so many details !!
Beautiful !!

Wendy Hall said...

I cant say much more than this is absolutely gorgeous Linda!!

Victoria said...

wow thi sis gorgeous - thank you for joinin gus on abc this week

Vicky x

Unknown said...

WOW Linda! This card is absolutly BEAUTIFUL!!!!
When Kath gets married, you can send me a card like that too! LOL!
Good luck in the challenges my friend!

Yvonne Hagane said...

OH wow, I love this, Linda!! You`ve got all the right stuff for a wedding card on this one:)
Just perfect!!

brenda said...

Lovely card Linda, lots of woek, well done. Thanks for joining us at Rosie Dees cha;lenge this week.

B x

blackdragon said...

amazing card... exquisite.
thanks for joing us at rosiedees this week.
hugs lynx

Saskia said...

Gorgeous card!!! Very sweet and beautiful!!

Thanks for joining us at Rosie-Dee's Challenge!! Hope to see you back next time :) !

Saskia :)

Karen said...

oooo absolutely gorgeous!!!! Thank you for joining us at R/D's this week...look forward to seeing more of your work X

Kaz said...

Beautiful card, such gorgeous detail. Thanks for playing at R-D's x

Deanne said...

This is beautiful, I love the softness of it, truly gorgeous, TFS and joining in with us x

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