Handicrafts by Kate Perry and other ramblings

Friday, May 23, 2014

Celebrating with the family

My blog is beginning to look like a Christmas only place, so it is time I posted something different! I have been absent for a few weeks now as I spent a fortnight in UK helping my son with his final preparations for emigrating to Denmark, and then attending a family funeral. I did return home (to Spain) bringing my sister with me for a week, but a few days after that I went back to UK for the wedding of my grand-daughter. We had a wonderful family day, and now all the excitement has died down, I feel I can share the card I made for them.

The colour scheme for the day was shades of purple and white so that 
is what I wanted to use for the card. I have very few wedding images in my stash so I was trawling through pinterest for some inspiration, and I came across this which I thought was just perfect for a modern young couple. I wanted to cut it using my Silhouette Cameo, but it is not a very clear picture and I was having difficulty in making a cutting file. I then saw it again on Facebook, so a big 'Thank You' to Belinda Savage from the All Things Silhouette Facebook page, who helped me to trace it. 

The next thing was to chose the paper to use. I knew it would cut well with vinyl, but all my vinyl is high gloss and I didn't think that would look right. So in the end I used my pearlised -all the way through - paper in white, as this is non-fibrous so works better for detailed cuts than ordinary paper does.
When I had cut it, I trimmed it down and edged the right hand side with a Marianne lace border die. I then matted this onto dark purple pearlised card and again used the die along the right hand edge. Next I mounted this onto a lilac pearlised base card, and added some purple pearls to the top left corner. 

There was space underneath for a greeting which I printed on the computer and framed with some dies from the Spellbinders resplendent rectangles set.

The lower left corner was filled with some tiny purple flowers rescued from a card I received a while ago. I was very pleased with the end result.

As it happens my sister also had a family wedding, the day before ours, so I shall follow her to enter this in a couple of challenges that are featuring weddings this week.

While I was in the right frame of mind to work on fancy cutting files, I also made this for them. This time it is made from dark purple vinyl, adhered to a piece of lilac scrapbook paper and mounted into a narrow, silver frame. I made the image using a monogram font called Regal for the main letter 'B', and the font Black Chancery for the rest of the words. It does of course show both their names, their now-joint surname, and the date of their wedding.

I am hoping to make a similar one for Chris and I, (35 years late!) but it may not work. The initial 'P' will not split as naturally as the 'B' did, so I may have to change it a bit. That is a project for when I manage to find some spare time?...

Right it's back to Christmas cards now as it is Rudolph Day coming up on Sunday!


Di said...

oh how absolutely FABULOUS Kate! Just perfection.

Hugs, Di xx

veronica said...

beautiful Kate, great image

Jean Straw said...

Your card is beautiful Kate, I am sure they loved it.
Jean x

Wynn Walton said...

What a fantastic card for a young couple......very creative. Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafting with dragonflies this week. Wynn DT xx

Maxine D said...

Kate this is amazing work on your Silhouette - the card is drop dead gorgeous and the monogram is equally stunning.

happyglitzygirl said...

A most beautiful card, just lovely, thanks for playing with us at Crafting with Dragonflies, blessings Hilde

Neet said...

That card is so beautiful. A lot of research has paid off and I am sure the couple were more than delighted with it and with the monogrammed keepsake you also made.
Hugs, Neet xx

Heike said...

oh, this is so great!! I have silhouette too, but I´m not so talented to do that....

all good things to you and your grand daughter.

Hugs Heike

Susan Hogan said...

I am sure they loved it. A great card. Thanks for sharing your work with us at Crafting with Dragonflies.