Saturday, 3 August 2013

To have and to hold

Hello lovely people,

Welcome to the weekend!  And that means it is time for a new challenge at Totally Gorjuss.  Our theme this week is...
Well, aren't we just spoiling you with these lovely easy themes of late!

Pearls always make me think of wedding cards; the two are just a natural pairing, so I have made a wedding card using one of my new LOTV Pretty Vintage stamps.  They make such a lovely focal point, especially if you don't want a bride & groom type image.

The rest of the card just sort of made itself really :-)  I stamped the flowers with a text stamp using 'second-hand' ink i.e. I stamped it on some scrap paper first then on the flowers to get a nice muted result.  I also brushed a little distress ink round the edge of the petals for definition.
And then I added those all important pearls!

Card recipe;
DP: Maja Designs Vintage Summer Basics
Lacy edge: Martha Stewart edge punch
Flowers / seam binding: from Wild Orchid Crafts
Pearl flourishes (cut up a bit!): from The Hobby House

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges;
1.  ABC (S is for stitching)
1.  Simon Says Stamp (anything goes)

I hope you have time now to head over to Totally Gorjuss to see what the other Gorjussettes have come up with :-)
J&C Creations are our sponsor this week so show us your pearly creations for a chance to win a voucher to sped in their online store!

Thanks for visiting me,

Kat xx


Lorraine said...

Gorgeous card Kat. I love the design and pretty paper.
Have a lovely weekend
Lorraine x

Kelly Lloyd said...

Beautiful card, so pretty x

Donna Ellis said...

Wonderful wedding card, Kat, and a perfect sentiment to remind us all of our wedding vows! hugs, de

Sue said...

This is gorgeous Kat. I love the sentiment and beautiful papers. The flowers with the text stamped detail look wonderful too.
hugs Sue xx

Christine L said...

Another fabulous card Kat... love your layout and colours... the pearl detail is gorgeous.... and your wonderful stitching... you're so patient!!

Happy Sunday
Christine x

Lin said...

Thanks for sharing this soft and delicately beautiful creation with us

Lin xx

Wishcraft said...

Beautiful card Kat! Love these sentiment stamps, and your colours and details are so pretty :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Jingle said...

This is very pretty! I love the soft feel of the design! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge!

Jenn said...

This card is gorgeous, I love all the vintage details! Thanks for joining us at ABC Challenges.