Saturday, June 4, 2011

Wedding Card

I’ve been really busy with a few things recently and it feels like forever since I posted anything! This month part of the challenge on the Hero Arts blog is to make something to do with weddings. So I decided to make a wedding card.

Wedding card
Stamps (Hero Arts) – Warmest Wedding Wishes & Lace Background

On the upper part of the background I embossed the Lace Background in white on ivory pearlescent card. The sentiment is embossed in gold. For the flower I wanted to use items that could possibly make up a wedding dress – taffeta, tulle and pearls.

Wedding Card Flower

To make the flower, I cut six varying sized circles out of taffeta and another six of out tulle. I wanted a bit of frayed look on the flower, so even though I ironed the fabric before cutting out the circles, I ended up scruching them up and rolling them around between my hands to get a more distressed look. After stacking the circles, I stitched them together with a couple of stitches in the middle and added some pearls. The ribbon is recycled off a box of chocolates (the things I eat for craft supplies, lol) and I added some Lace Ribbon from Hero Arts.

I really enjoyed making the card, and the excuse to play with fabric, now all I need is a wedding to go to! Hope you are all having a wonderful weekend!

20 comments:

CinnamonSally said...

This is so elegant Heather, I love the gorgeous flower. I have been working on a card today with a similar design but my flower is vellum, yours looks so much better I love the distressed look you have given it!

donna mikasa said...

Hi Heather! Love this! The taffeta/lace/pearl flowers are the perfect touch!

Patricia said...

so elegant and beautiful card I love it =P

Barb said...

Unbelievably gorgeous, Heather! Wow! Such elegance with the bits of gold! Love the embossed background and your beautiful flower!

Dawn said...

so elegant Heather... you have a knack of putting bits of fabric together and creating something special. Just beautiful

Rosemary said...

gorgeous card, heather!! love the fabric flower you made.. stunning!

Tracey said...

SO GORGEOUS!!!! LOVE IT to bits!!!!!!!!!!!!

Suzanne C said...

Oh so elegant and beautiful!

Rachel W K said...

I'm also playing around with the hero arts challenges, I'll have to find your card on flickr! I just love the background stamp and the emboss you did, it's so elegant!

-rwk
rwkrafts.blogspot.com

susanne said...

This is so beautiful Heather! So elegant ... just perfect !

Tiffany said...

This is so romantic and lovely!! Wonderful layers on your flower!

Isha said...

Love this Elegant beauty Heather. TFS

Manasa said...

Its so beautiful and elegant...love it !

Anne said...

Beautiful and such a classy card- love this so much Heather! Your flower is amazing and the use of the lace stamp on top id brilliant.

Nat said...

truly beautiful design, love your handmade flower so much!!

Ger said...

Just gorgeous! Love the lacy background and the flower is so beautiful! Ger x.

Alle mooie dingen said...

this is a gorgeous card... really great!
thanks for sharing
greetings
Anita
http://alle-mooie-dingen.blogspot.com/

Deirdre said...

Simply stunning Heather.

Maureen Morton said...

So elegant - rich and yummy! You continue to amaze! Hope you have a happy summer, dear Heather.

Patty said...

This is such a gorgeous card! That flower is just beautiful! Looking for wedding card ideas and you've inspired me!

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