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Cards: Cousin’s Wedding Card

July 27, 2010

Hi gals! Here I come with what I hope will be the last wedding card of the season! These weddings came fast and furious this year! This last wedding, which I won’t be able to attend, is for my cousin. The latest issue (Aug. 2010) of Parchment Craft magazine had a lovely wedding card designed by Kay James. Of course there are a couple of minor changes in my version.

The bells are 3D, and the hearts on the bells are also 3D. In the original pattern, both the hearts and the bells are worked on one of the fancy grids. I don’t normally get those fancy grids, so the grid-work on the hearts are done on the PCA Fine grid.

For the bells, I chose to leave out one line from the original, and I free-hand perforated with the 5-needle tool along the bottom.  I embossed around the center needle hold. Finally, when I reperforated I gave a little twist. For the line above that, I decided to use the large PCA sun tool and embossed a “dot” in the center.

While you may find many patterns that call for the use of a particular grid, I hope this shows you that you don’t have to purchase a particular grid or tool to complete the pattern. This also gives you the chance of putting your heart into the card (project) that you are creating.

I did make one bell with the cross-hatching, as in the original design, but I didn’t like my cross-hatching. So the first bell went into the bin, and I made two more without the cross-hatching.

The hearts and bells are all sewn onto a mauve shimmer card-stock with invisible thread, and little tiny pearls are sewn into the center of the bows on the bells.

I found this pretty flowered paper that matched very nicely.  Secured to the shimmer paper, I have covered all the thread ends from my sewing. The “congratulations” is stamped using Dew Drop Brilliance® Pearlescent Lavender ink, which matched very nicely to the color of the wedding invitation. Just below that are Starform® sticker sayings in gold.

The bow on the front was embossed using the full range of ball tools.

This will be at the post office before the end of the week. Now that all these weddings are over, I can get back to some practice work — like working with inks and felt tips so that I can get better at using those mediums. Oh, and maybe I’ll get organized this year and start some Christmas cards!

Hope you enjoyed! Thanks so much for stopping by!

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7 Comments
  1. July 27, 2010 6:15 pm

    WOW!!! This one is absolutely STUNNING, Chiara!! Love the color….love the changes you made to the original design and the 3D effect is truly lovely. I know your cousin will cherish and appreciate all the work you have put into this wedding card. It’s just gorgeous!!!

  2. Sue permalink
    July 27, 2010 9:09 pm

    Lovely card, I am sure they will love it.

  3. dorita permalink
    July 28, 2010 6:32 am

    Beautiful, Chiara!
    It was so hilarious, I was looking for the explanation how did you the glass stained frame until I founded that it is a digital frame only…LOL

  4. cepet permalink
    July 28, 2010 7:23 am

    Thank you so much V and Sue!
    Dorita, I have been playing around with paint shop pro here and there to dress up the pictures a little bit, just to see what I can do. But, one could do a frame similar to the digital one in stained glass technique, I bet it would look stunning.

  5. July 28, 2010 7:41 am

    Wow, Chiara, you’re on a roll with these wedding cards. Your cousin will be elated when she opens this one! So very pretty and unique! I love using 3D in my designs, can’t wait to get back at it. Jerri

  6. July 28, 2010 11:44 pm

    Gorgeous. Love the embossed bow too!

  7. Nelly permalink
    July 30, 2010 3:07 pm

    Chiara, this is a wonderful piece of art. I like it very much and think your cousin will like it too. It’s such a personal gift to some one when it’s a hand made card.
    Hope you have fun with your feltips again…………I am looking forward to your felt tip butterflies…….
    Nelly

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