Thursday, 20 August 2015

Wedding Card for Katie & Tom

As promised, a photo of the card I made for Katie and Tom. It was designed with lots of elements from their wedding threaded into the card.

The background was made using the faux mother-of-pearl technique as learnt on Loll's blog HERE. This technique produces lovely pieces of artwork and I chose it because Katie borrowed a string of pearls from me to wear with her dress. I chose shades of blue inks because the bridesmaids wore royal blue and it featured in many of the decorative elements in the marquee, the flowers and on their stationery too. The rose is die-cut from a page of Katie's favourite book 'The Time Traveller's Wife' adhered to a piece of cardstock for strength. As I've mentioned in previous posts, Katie made paper roses for her bouquet with pages from this book and I made quite a few used in the decorations and on the cake too. The book pages also featured in the 66 metres of bunting that Laura, Lachlan and I made to decorate the marquee! Finally, the verse is an extract from the reading from the Song of Solomon read at the church service by Tom's mum, Fiona, printed in gold which there were also small highlights of through the wedding.

As the theme at Less Is More this week is 'Congratulations', I would like to enter it into their challenge #237, especially as the challenge was posted on their wedding day!

And also into the Paper Smooches SPARKS Challenge Blog where the theme for August Week 3 is 'Anything Goes' using Paper Smooches products. I absolutely love this rose outline die and this is my first time playing in their challenge!

Supplies Used:
Faux Mother-Of-Pearl Technique: Pearlescent liquid acrylic - White Pearl (Daler Rowney)
Inkpads: Tumbled Glass & Faded Denim (TH Distress)
Die: Roses (Paper Smooches)
Sentiment Font: Edwardian Script

As soon as I get some photos of the wedding, I will post a few for you to see.
Thanks for visiting!
Stef x


  1. Beautiful, striking and sheer elegance.
    Love your colour choice and a perfect congrats card
    Thanks so much for sharing and taking part.
    Sarah xx
    Less is More

  2. Oh! what a beautiful card! I love the blue tone!
    Thank you for the link for the faux mother-of-pearl technique.

  3. I love how you used so many elements from their wedding, what a wonderful touch. I'm sure they will treasure this.
    Thanks for sharing with us.
    Anita x
    Less is More

  4. Your card is super, really interesting and special to hear the story behind the elements that you created it with. A card to treasure.
    Thanks for joining us this week
    Less is More

  5. Your post was so romantic and touching, Stef, and your wedding card is sensational! I love how well-thought out everything was and all the amazing attention to details! Congratulations to the happy couple!! Enjoy your day! Hugs, Darnell

  6. Absolutely gorgeous. What a beautiful, heartfelt card! Thanks so much for playing with us at PaperSmooches Sparks!

  7. I saw your card featured on the Paper Smooches FB page as one of our "FB Featured Players" from the August Anything Goes (wk3) challenge--- congrats! 

    I love that you added a single rose die cut to your card- it's just the right embellishment:)

    THANKS so much for joining in the fun and playing along with us over at PSS! Hope you play along again soon:) HUGS <3 Sav