Thursday, June 10, 2010

Just Married Card

About 10 years ago, a young girl from China lived with us while she studied in our city.  I used to love our after-dinner walks together.  She would practise her English and I would learn all about her life and her culture.  Canning decided to stay in Canada and continued her studies to become an accountant.  She lives in the "Big City" (Toronto) now and has met a man!  I've made this card for their upcoming wedding next month.

I used Paper Doll Dress Up for the car, and cut two layers, inking both.  The bride and groom were cut from Stretch Your Imagination.  (I had this cartridge for about a year before I opened it last month.  I can't believe all the goodies I've been missing!)  I used Design Studio to flip the groom in order to make the couple look like they're both in the car.  I embossed the bride's dress with a Cuttlebug border folder.  The veil was cut with vellum.  I've also used vellum for the faces of the bride and groom.  I even made a tiny necklace for the bride!  The groom is flat against the card, but the bride is popped a bit and the car is popped even more.

The sentiment frame was cut from Ashlyn's Alphabet.  I cut a green shadow layer and then used the same cardstock as the bride's dress to do the middle layer.  The top layer was cut from vellum and the sentiment is computer generated.  I attached eyelets to the frame and filled each eyelet with a bead to tie in with the beads trailing from the car.  I added buttons to the wheels and a few rhinestones on the right side of the card.  I did have some beads there, but apparently they had other plans and left their positions.  My glue dots were too big and I did not want them visible so opted for the rhinestones.

This card will be entered at the following challenges:
Fantabulous Cricut - For the Bride using something old (I've had the beads forever!)
Practical Scrappers - eyelets

14 comments:

BeeBeebabs said...

Very cute card tfs

Val said...

WOW! This card rocks, The vellum veil is so cool! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Fantabulous Cricut:)

DoubleClick Connections said...

Beautiful! And how sweet that you have stayed in touch!!

Robin (Tqmnurse) said...

I love your card...that car is so awesome...thanks for playing at practical scrappers

DonnaMundinger said...

OMG Kate! this is sooo cute! Love how the bride and groom are in the car and the beads trailing behind are perfect! What fabulous detail you've put into this! xxD

PenLight said...

Kate this is beautiful! Great story too. Way to pull together all those cartridges too! I'm always glad to come here. Thanks for being part of our Fantabulous Cricut challenge.

62 Cards - Sammye Jo said...

What a gorgeous card! I am sure she will love it. I just wanted to say thank you again for your sweet comments and thoughts. I REALLY appreciate it more than you know!!!! Keep creating :)

Kel said...

Beautiful work on that card.. Awesome!!!

Judy said...

Hi! This card is beautiful. love it! Have a great weekend.

Cokie Pop Paper Boutique said...

This is so beautiful Kate. You did a great job on this.

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

Isn't this adorable!! What a wonderful card Kate! Thanks so much for playing at Practical Scrappers.

Deanne :)

Ladybug Designs said...

Kate, that card is absolutely beautiful. You always do really go work. I love the colors how elegant your looks.

Sandra Farrell said...

Awww that car is tooooooo cute! Great work with the eyelets. I love what you have done. Thanks for playing with us at Practical Scrappers.

My Quilling Nest said...

This project is absolutely gorgeous!!! Very nice colors...:) Congratulations on your Award from Doubleclickconnections!

Quilled Hugs,
Linda K.