Monday, 8 October 2012

Silver Bells...

...That was quick, wasn't it?!  I did colour and assemble the image for this card last night, so was ahead of myself!

I am in love with the Spellbinders Parisian Accents border die at the moment, after using it on the Halloween frame card a few posts ago and decided to create a card using it as a border frame for the card base...

...I started with a 14.5cm square piece of white card and attached 4 border die cuts, cut down so that they were 5 designs in length, then used the corner die with a bit removed (see below) to join the corner pieces...
...I used the snapshot tool to highlight the sentiment on the May wedding sheet from A Year in Cards and printed it on A5 cardstock with the Page Scaling set to None, so that it wasn't resized.  This printed the sentiment in the middle of the card, allowing me to position my Go Kreate Frilly Frame #2 die over the top  so that the text was on the left hand side.  I embossed the top and bottom of the die cut with my Lovely Flourish Texturz plate and inked the edges with Antique Linen DI...
...I printed the wedding bells digistamp from the jpeg and png folder using Windows Picture Viewer, 4 to a page and printed using the Draft settings to get a light outline.  I used 3 images, coloured with my Promarkers and paper piece decoupaged them to give a bit more dimension, then highlighted with glitter and diamantes.  The Promarker colours I used were :
Bells : Blender, Cool Grey 1, 3, 4 & 5 (I've lost my no.2!)
Ribbon : Pale Blossom, Pale Pink, Cocktal Pink, Dusky Rose
Leaves : Lime Zest. Lime, Pear & Olive Green
Flowers : Blue Pearl
I punched out the small blue flowers and attached over the top of the image ones, then added a Marianne swirl to the top left and bottom of the bells...
...I finished off with some wide lace (which has been in my stash for donkeys ages!), cream satin ribbon and bow, and of course, a few pearls.  I love the elegance of this card and am really happy with the way it turned out!  As always, thanks for dropping by, Lisa X
 I'm entering this card into the following challenges :
Inspired by a Song
Silver Bells by Bing Crosby
(Oldie is my lace which I must have had in my stash for 3 years at least, scandalous I know!)
Anything Goes (2nd entry)
My Sentiments Exactly (2nd entry)
Glimmer and Sparkle
(Diamantes and glitter on the bells)
Shine On
(Glitter, diamantes & pearls)

P.S. I'm going to be at Ross Papercrafts show at KC Stadium, Hull on the 28th October - check out their website for more details.


Candy C said...

Lisa, your wedding card is absolutely beautiful. I love it! I would also like to thank you for the very very sweet comments you left on my blog regarding my rusty book of spells. You totally made my day with your comment. You have no idea what good that does to my heart to know that I've inspired you in some way. That means the world to me! Thank you so much! <3 Candy

coops said...

oh wow this is so beautiful lisa.i love the punched frame and gorgeous image and sentiment.
thanks for joining us this week at the Crafts and Me challenge :D

xx coops xx

debby4000 said...

Wonderful, gorgeous card

Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamps Challenge.

Laurel said...

What a beautifully elegant card!

Thanks for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!!!

Olga V. said...

Great, very elegant card, Lisa!

Rose said...

Lisa, your softly colored wedding bells are the perfect accent image to your gorgeously bordered wedding card. So glad to see your entry at the Crafts and Me Stamps' digi team's "My Sentiments Exactly!" challenge. Hugz, ~ Rose

Lisa Jane said...

oh what a fab card and great choice of song title .. Thanks for joining us at Oldie but a goodie this week
Lisa x
ps i will be at the Ross papercrafts show on the Crafty sentiments stand

Lisa Jane said...

will definitely look out for you.. its our first time there
Lisa x