Posts tagged ‘Artistic etchings’

April 6, 2013

A vintage wedding collage …

Whilst still designing my daughter’s wedding invitations, I took some time out to make some for a friend.  I was a little out of my comfort zone with this style of card, but the bride knew exactly what she wanted … a vintage-distressed look with a large mix of colours, from soft pinks, lilacs and beige, to darker colours such as grey and navy.  The bride also had a long list of images she wanted which would tie in with her wedding theme … bird cages, flowers, postage stamps, flourishes and, of course, the Eiffel Tower – as this is where her fiancé had proposed.  You may remember the engagement card I made for them here.

So, here are my bespoke vintage wedding invitations for Sarah…

A vintage wedding invitation

I used several different stamp sets to create the collage to be able to include all the images the bride had asked for, including the hydrangea from a retired hostess set, which I love and cannot bear to part with.  The bride loved the finished effect with its tiny, fork-tied bows …

A vintage wedding bows

I also stamped the envelopes, front and back, to match …

A vintage wedding envelopes

The cards were lovingly hand-stamped and distressed –

and took many hours to complete…

A vintage wedding group

Each card was unique in its own way and made a pretty keepsake for each of the invited guests…

A vintage wedding

So, there’s a vintage style wedding ahead – a wedding unique in design and with the intricacy of the collage, and the high quality Stampin’ Up! materials I used, the invitation has given a little glimpse of what’s to come.


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September 3, 2012

iPad birthday card …

The guy I made this card for is so hard working – taking holidays very rarely – but he does occasionally take a little time out for his passions … football, cars and gadgets!  So when he recently had a big birthday I made him an iPad card, using stamp images from different Stampin’ Up stamp sets…

I stamped each image in early espresso ink onto a coloured cardstock square, and then adhered to a basic black cardstock base with tombow multi-purpose glue, and added some highlights with a white gel pen.

Here’s what you need to make today’s card – all supplies from Stampin’ Up!

cardstock: basic black, pumpkin pie, bashful blue, certainly celery, poppy parade, pink pirouette, daffodil delight, wisteria wonder; stamp sets: happiest birthday wishes hostess set, open sea, circle circus, fox and friends, party this way, schoolbook serif alphabet (retired), sweetheart, artistic etchings, just soccer (retired); ink: early espresso; punches: square, circle; accessories: tombow adhesive, white gel pen.

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