Sunday, 1 January 2012

Wedding card

I hope you all enjoyed your new year. I know I did - sat at home, Michael McIntyre on the TV, a glass of bubbly and an evening of craft stuff. We did pop outside for a few minutes at midnight to watch some local fireworks, but after spending the evening in the warm we were quick to come back in!!!

I made this last night for a friend who is getting married in February, and whose wedding colours are red and white.

It should have been so quick to make, but it took ages as I agonised over each element! I'm not good at making 'clean and simple' cards - they always look unfinished! But I'm happy with how this one turned out, in the end.

Red ink with clear embossing powder to make it pop (my favourite colour to watch changing - it's amazing how it turns to goo!) and an xcut heart die impressed into the card blank. The stamps were both free from a magazine ages ago.

The ink is actually fluid chalk which I've read that you can't use with embossing powder - but it works better than my distress inks for embossing so I'm not sure what that's about!

Entered into Allsorts Challenge and Sweet Stampin - New Beginnings challenges, and Penny Black and More - Love and Hearts challenge.


  1. I love CAS--it's the only kind of card I can pull off, so far, and you hit this one out of the park. What a beautiful card--everything is just perfect. I love the embossed heart.

  2. These cards are sooo difficult to get right but you've hit the nail bang on the head with this one! Love it. Love the red with the white - beautiful contrast. have a great new year. Jayne x

  3. I always struggle with heat embossing as I'm so messy and CAS cards are tricky too! Well done you for combining the two so beautifully. Thank you for playing at Sweet Stampin' and Happy New Year! Tracey x

  4. A totally elegant creation.

    Thank you so much for sharing with us at Allsorts this week, good luck and wishing you a Happy New Year.

    Your card would also fit the theme at our sister challenge Penny Black and More

    B x

  5. Lovely card here. Simple yet dramatic!

  6. A simply beautiful card! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at penny black and more!

  7. Beautiful card. Love this elegant look.
    Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin` “New Beginning” Challenge and we hope to see you again soon.
    Happy New Year!!!

  8. What a wonderful creation! Thank you so much for sharing it with us at Allsorts this week and good luck!

  9. Such an elegant card. Thank you for taking the time to join in with this week's Sweet Stampin' challenge.
    Cathy xx

  10. Great card!

    Perfect for our new beginnings challenge at Allsorts, Thanks for playing!

    Emma xxx

  11. this is pretty, perfect embossing!!

    Thanks for joining us us at Sweet Stampin this week.