Wednesday, 10 February 2010

Simon Says Stamp challenge DT card - What's love got to do with it?

Woohoo!!!! Time for another challenge at Simon Says Stamp and this week Heidi has very generously put together this collection of goodies for the lucky winner ON TOP OF the usual prize of a $25 voucher for Simon Says Stamp!!!!! The challenge this week is "what's love got to do with it". Nice and easy one, especially if you haven't finished your valentine's cards yet! I have finished mine (unless I get a last minute order LOL) so decided to make a wedding card for my cousin who is getting married soon.

I have used the gorgeous wedding carriage from the Whiff of Joy wedding and baby collection, coloured with distress inks. I had the idea for this card while making my Valentine's cards. I had so many hearts on my desk from using my MS heart lace punch that it looked like someone had been throwing confetti.......and so that's what I've done with them! The image is on the inside of the card and the front has an acetate panel which I have stamped in each corner with white Stazon and then added the hearts, punched from pearlescent card to look like confetti around the happy couple.

Here is the inside without the acetate front. I made a frame for the image using some Basic Grey paper. I have stamped some Stempelglede grunge stamps in weathered wood and walnut stain distress inks and sponged the edges with walnut stain also. I then added some gorgeous lace to soften the effect.

I have added gold liquid pearls to the centres of the flowers on the image. The background has been painted with weathered wood distress ink.

Here you can see the front of the card in more detail. I have stamped a grunge corner stamp from Stempelglede with white stazon in each corner to give an etched glass effect and then added the punched hearts randomly to resemble confetti. The left hand border has been punched with MS heart lace punch in ivory pearlescent card and I have added pearls in gold and ivory.

All of the flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and have been sprayed with pearl glimmer mist. The leaves have been punched with a woodware punch. I have mounted the flower spray onto some tulle tied with ivory ribbon.


The card when it is open.......

........and stood up for display.

Hope you like it and thanks for looking. Hope you can join us this week for a chance to win that fantastic prize and please pop over to the challenge blog to see the amazing work from the rest of the team! x

28 comments:

Anneke said...

this is a very elegant card for a wedding.
i like all the details

Mina said...

beautiful card Jane the acetate makes it even more special...love it
Mina xxx

Sharon Keanly said...

A lovely creation Jane. You went to so much trouble and it's paid off. A job well done!

Lorraine A said...

Stunning card Jane ,,, I love how you used the little hearts like confetti ,,, fabulous idea ,,, I am sure your cousin will adore this card ! :-)

Luv
Lols x x x

craftymum said...

so beautiful Jane
Love Sarah XXX

Dena said...

This is such a gorgeous wedding card Jane! I didn't even realize you used acetate until I came to your blog. What a beautiful effect!!!!
Love it!
Hugs, Dena

alina said...

Fabulous card, Jane, my compliments!
Hugs, Alina

Jo (Boots the Monkey) said...

oh wow, what an amazing card and I am so glad you have shown us all the parts to it ! Love the idea of the acetate and the image and details are just stunning. Your cousin will be able to treasure this card for a lifetime.

Hugs,

Jo xxxxx

P.S. I heard back about the stamps £49 in total - perhaps a bit pricey for two sets of stamps me thinks especially at the moment !!!!

Debbie said...

OMG This is Stunning!!!!!

Iris said...

Oh wow, your card is absolute amazing, the details are sooooooo brilliant.

Hugs
Iris

Stampin Mindy said...

Wow, this is stunning! Love the clear cover. The embellisments and papers are so elegant. A gorgeous card!

Sue said...

Stunning card Jane,
Sue x

Giò said...

WOW Jane!!! Incredible and amazing. This card is original and romantic and I love the transparent cover with all beautiful details, the little hearts, the flowers, the border..... all fantastic!!!

Hugs
Giò

Kim Piggott said...

Oh my this is so very stunningly beautiful Jane!
Sensational card!
hugs
kim x

Abby said...

Wow Jane your wedding card is so creative. It has so many lovely details and the clear cover with the floating hearts is genius!

Chris (catt871) said...

Absolutely STUNNING!!!! It is soooo gorgeous, and very clever with the "confetti"...love it!!!!

Marina said...

Wow! It's just beautiful!
I love it!

Hugs,
Marina

debby4000 said...

Gorgeous card, such beautiful work.
luv
Debby

Stephanie said...

Oh my gosh Jane - that's a pretty special card isn't it? I'm speechless, it's absolutely beautiful hun :) xxx

BA said...

this is gorgeous!!! i love it
xoxo BA

Anne Tate said...

Hi Jane: I'd have loved to see you put this card together at crop. It's really beautiful. I'm sure your cousin will be over the moon with it. What a wonderful keepsake. Thanks for letting us know about the Simon Says Stamp challenge. I'm entering so fingers xd! Hope to see you Saturday. xxxx

CraftyC said...

Wow Jane, your card is super stunning, so romantic!
Clairexx

Heather said...

Wow Jane!! this gorgeous!!

SusieLou said...

Wow, this is absolutely stunning! They will be blown away with it!! Fab idea! Susie x

Simone said...

WOW!!! What a gorgeous little work of art!
Simone

Tracey said...

Beautiful idea with the acetate - adds that lovely extra layer and lots more dimension XXX

truskawkaM said...

this card is so beautiful !!

Sylvia said...

Wow, This card is beautiful. You truly did a wonderful job of creating this. Very Special