Tuesday, 26 July 2016

Good luck wedding card

I wanted to try something a little different from the usual wedding cards I would make that tend to be either fussy and cute or CAS elegance, well at least that's what I strive for. I wanted to try and make the 2 meet somewhere in the middle so I came up with this card.

I used this cute LOTV image of kittens and a horseshoe both symbols of luck well cats that are black are suppose to be lucky if they cross your path, mine are shades of grey coloured with promarkers but I guess they could grow into black cats.

The horseshoe is coloured with a mix of silver promarker and silver gel pen with black promarker shading.
I had stamped the image with black memento ink onto a spellbinders die cut circle.

I used a white base card and cut panels of pearlised grey card to fit the design from memory box challenges, and added these to the base card. I knew I wanted to use my new memory box clover die ,its called lucky charms as there are 3 and 4 leaf clover on the die but wasn't sure quite what to do. I tried cutting some in metallic green card and laying on grey card but wasn't happy with that as it still looked a bit sparse and CAS. I wondered about adding an embossed design but as I don't have a clover embossing folder it called for some lateral thinking.

I decided on some green vellum and using an embossing mat lay the cut clover (only the 3 leaf variety) on the matt in the pattern I wanted. I sandwiched my vellum and ran through the machine the design was just what I wanted and subtly showed on the vellum. I cut the pieces I needed and layered them on my card. I decided the vellum didn't look right on the grey , too drab so used some more metallic green card for the bases.

I used 7 another lucky symbol 4 leaved clover and randomly stuck around the image on my die cut base to form the central focus for my card. 

I finished the card with a peel-off congratulations. I did make this card with a wedding in mind but a change or no sentiment and it would be the perfect good luck card. Not sure why you wish peeps who get married good luck as you would hope if they get married they are willing to work at their relationship and care enough about each other not to need luck but I guess there must be some reason.

Inside the card I used this fun stamp of a child's definition of marriage perfect for my niece as she is a primary school teacher. I used a crafter's companion Mr and Mrs die  which I cut in different colours and reversed so its double sided and sandwiched ribbon between them before suspending it in the card centre with a hand tied bow.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:-

memory box-layout

noor design uk- anything goes optional chipboard

HLS -anything goes with dies

crafting from the heart - anything goes

craft your passion -anything goes

OLLC- texture

simon says monday challenge -texture

AAA -one stash favourite (the stamp I love it)

Dragonfly dreams -anything goes

OSAAT- anything goes with dies


Unknown said...

Lovely card I like how you've hung mr &mrs off the ribbon Debbs xx

Jane said...

Sucha vivid and bright green, looks fab. Thanks for playing at AAA Cards.

Maura said...

What a fun and different wedding card! Love that bright green with the embossed shamrocks! Thanks so much for joining in our texture challenge at Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge!

julie_woolston said...

Beautiful love the detail the image is so sweet.
Hugs Julie xxx

Bev said...

Sweet wedding card. Thanks for joining us at Noor Design this month x

Tamara said...

Thank you so much for playing along with us at Noor! Design UK challenge! xoxo t.

Vicky said...

Fabulous card hun.
Thank you for joining us at Noor Design, hope you will join us in the next challenge.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

CraftyGirl said...

Thank you for playing along this week at OSAAT. I sure hope to see you back again very soon. Good Luck in the challenge!!!


CraftyGirl OSAAT DT

Elizabeth Hart said...

Love this idea of a "good luck" wedding card - really lovely idea. Thanks so much for joining us this time at the Dragonfly Dreams challenge, Elizabeth (DT)

Catie Cuddles said...

So cute.
Thanks for joining us at Craft your passion challenges.
Happy crafting!
Catherine x DT

Susan Renshaw said...

Fun card!
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