Saturday, 10 October 2015

Project 262: A monochrome and blue wedding card


Tonight I'm going to the wedding drinks of friends I used to work with. That's right - I know both the bride and groom from previous jobs: sometimes the world is just a very small place! They actually got married in her home country of Romania and this is the big London party to celebrate with their friends here.

The are a cool couple, and from the wedding pics I saw it looked like she had a cool blue fascinator in her hair so I wanted to make blue an accent color in an otherwise monochrome scheme.

I wanted to feature this cool cake die but was struggling with a layout so I browsed around and thought the sketch at Sketch Saturday would be perfect:

I started with the cake die (which is from a sale, maybe Dies R Us?) on photo paper for a glossy shine and layered that over a grey card that I embossed with swiss dots (folder from Cuttlebug). The Mr & Mrs ribbon is by Recollections from Micheal's and the blue sentiment is from Stampin' Up. The grey ribbon is adhesive and by American Crafts. The damask print paper makes it a bit busy but I think it's ok - I like the overall texture that's created. The litle flowers are so old from my stash.

I can't believe I stumbled across this sketch just minutes after it was posted - I don't think I've been the first to post a card in a challenge ever! :)



5 comments:

  1. Wow!! I love this - the cake is from Dies R Us and I am an idiot and did not buy it at the same time as you. Love the use of the ribbon. Can't believe you stumbled across a sketch that accidentally matched your card. Cx

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    1. I saw the sketch first in fairness, it's funny that it was published minutes before I checked the site. I love it when it works out like that!

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  2. Love the colours which make for a very elegant card, love the wedding cake die cut too! Thanks for joining us this week at Sketch Saturday, Niki xx

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  3. I hope you enjoyed the wedding celebrations last weekend. The newlyweds are sure to appreciate this delightfully pretty card! Thank you for joining in the fun at Sketch Saturday! Hugs, Lesley

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  4. we did, we did!! how amazing to read this now :) lots of love, rompom

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