Saturday, July 10, 2010

Loving Bridal Couple - Vive les mariés!

Hello again!

I’ve been quite busy since our return from London (see my previous post). Finally, I managed to create a card, yay! It’s a wedding easel card I made for a friend who is getting married this summer. I so so LOVE the Magnolia bridal couple, they’re so sweet! Such a perfect stamp for my card (and for my blog header, lol)

I’ve spent a lot of time on this card, even if the card doesn’t seem so complicated :-)

Lots of punching, stitching (as always by hand as I don’t have a sewing machine) and distressing (with my new Distrezz it all machine :-)). I had made 3 pocket hearts until I was satisfied with the final version that is inside my card! Then came the flowers – quite a challenge for me as I wanted to create something different. I ended up creating 2 lines of roses with white pins at each end (see details below). The longer line inside keeps perfectly the card front from closing.

The weather has been very hot and sunny here in Brittany for the last 2 weeks. This time I decided to take the photos of my card outside and show you a little bit of our coast. This place is about 5 minutes from where a live. How lucky I am….The view of the rocks and beaches is beautiful from here and it creates a perfect background for my card, don’t you think?

Without further delay, here is my card:

Here is the detail of the bridal couple. They were colored with my copics and all Tilda’s dress was painted with Smooch Illuminate. It gives a nice shimmery look to it. I’m afraid you can’t see it well on the photo:

Below is the close-up of my poctet heart. I found the idea browsing the Splitcoaststamper gallery. There were many projects with this heart based on a template. I didn’t use the template as I wanted the heart to be different shape and with more dimensions. Instead I used my Spellbindres Dies – both scalloped & classic hearts, 2 circles which I bent to create the pocket. The brad was originally strong red color, I darkened it a bit with my copic marker (RV69).

The red heart inside the pocket can be pulled out and used for a message. I usually use sentiments in English but this is for a French couple, so the sentiment will be in French. Haven’t decided yet but probably Félicitations (congratulations in English) written in a white singo pen. The red ribbon says something like ‘to the bride and groom’ even if there is not an exact equivalent in English, I think (exact translation word by word is – long live the bride and groom).

And the detail of my flowers. I quite like the result…. I used almost all of my tiny red & white roses and ‘hat’ pins, lol…..but wedding is such a beautiful occasion, it’s worth it, right?

I sprayed the roses with Pearl Glimmer mist, unfortunately the picture doesn’t show all the shimmer.

I'm entering my card to the following challenges:

ABC - you and me

Stampalot challenge - Lazy Hazy Days of Summer


Stamps: Loving Bridal Couple, Wedding Rose Arch from Magnolia Wedding 2010, Stampin’ up Wheel – Very Vintage


Skin: E 13, 11, 00, R20

Tilda’s hair: E 49, 59, 25, 53

Edwin’s hair: E 31, 25, 29

Roses : R 29, 83, 81,Y35

Dress: W 3, 1, 00

Trousers: W3, 1, 00

Shirt: C 3, 1, 00

Arch: E 29, 31, 33, 25, 21

Roses: R 22, 83, 81, copic glitter pen (red), YR 18, Y 35, YG 99, 97, 95, 91,

Grass: YG 99, 97, 95, 91

Background: BG 0000

Paper: from Tim Holtz –Vintage Shabby pack, Magnolia – Fairy Tale Pink Rose

Tools:Martha Stewart punch around the page – Eylet lace, border punch –Doily lace, Spellbinders Nestabilities –Scalloped heart & classic heart, Distrezz it all machine, Inkessential white opaque pen, Ranger blending tool, Scor-tape, 3d foam tape, thread & needle

Embellies: Wild Orchids crafts - roses, pins, white pearl spray and antique pink baby’s breath; heart button; American crafts pearl brad; Glimmer mist –pearl; Smooch Illuminate, Stardust Stickles; Ranger stickles –frosted lace; Organza ribbon; Satin ribbon ‘vive les mariés’; white lace trim

Inks: Colorbox Pigment, Hero Arts Shadow ink –soft blossom, Distress

PLEASE, tell me what you think, I’m not sure whether it is “pretty” enough to be given for such a special occasion. Any comments or suggestions are appreciated.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Take care!



Wild Orchid Crafts have decided to start their own Wild Orchid Challenge blog. The challenges will all be based around using embellishments on your progects, so you don’t have to be a stamper to take part. Their first challenge starts on Monday 12th July. To launch the challenge blog Paul and Siri have gone beyond their usual generosity and are offering a fabulous candy (see picture in my sidebar!)

I'm back!

Hi everybody !

I’m back from my vacation!!! Me and my boyfriend we spent an awesome week in London! It was fantastic, the weather was beautiful and we saw many beautiful places! What’s more we flew across the Channel in the biggest airliner in the world –Airbus 380 (see some pictures below). Will be back later today to post my new card!

Some pictures from London:

And the beautiful (and very very big :-) ) A380
We had a chance to visit the cockpit :-)