I thought tonight I would just do a short post about a wedding card I made a couple of weeks ago for my niece. She was married yesterday so I can now post the card on here. My niece is not your everyday hearts and roses sort of a lass. She always said she would get married at a bikers rally, but she has kind of grown beyond that so she settled for the slightly more conventional setting of the bandstand in the park, followed by a medieval banquet! So I had to think a while about the card. In the end I settled on a pair of swans. They are very faithful birds who mate for life, so I thought they might make a suitable image.
I used an Angela Burke designed cutting template that I bought from crafts'u'print. I ungrouped the elements and cut the birds and separate wings from white starburst paper, and their reflections and the moon from holographic silver paper, using my silhouette cameo machine. For the base I used some dark blue textured card which I spritzed with midnight glimmer mist. I then masked off the upper section and sprayed the lower section again, this time with moon-shadow walnut stain - smokey sapphire. I found a very old stamp of a wave pattern and stamped this in dark blue all over the lower section for the water. Then I glued in place the swans and their reflection. I raided my stash of feathers and found a few white ones which I glued on the wings, and then used silicone glue to fix these slightly proud of the main bird images. (My cats went mad when I opened my feather box, and it's a wonder I have any left). When it was dry I gave the panel a very narrow frame of the holographic paper, and then mounted it onto a plain white card. Again using my cutting machine and the same white glitter paper as I used for the swans, I cut two pairs of joined hearts. I then managed to cut out the wording so it would fit on the moon and hearts as in the picture. My camera has picked up lots of coloured reflections in the holographic paper, which is the effect I wanted, so I was quite pleased with the end result.I am entering this for the following challenges:
Take Time for You, Challenge 59; Blue.
Creative Craft Challenges; We're Talking the Colour Blue.