Tuesday, 29 August 2017

Just Married Card



Not sure if you remember but a couple of months back I won a Joy of Sets Blog challenge by creating a letter C themed card. In case you don't know the JoS Blog Challenges are based on letters of the alphabet at the moment so it's a pretty broad remit.

When you win you are invited to guest design with the design team and I was chosen to guest design for the month of September, now, when the theme letter is J. There has to be some connection to the stamp set and the theme of the challenge so I just about scraped in this month using a stamp with a word beginning with J from one of the brand new as yet unleashed on the public stamp sets from the A/W 2017 Stampin' Up! catalogue.

I created this Just Married card. I didn't go overboard on my theme as I have in the past (see C and B entries). I kept it very simple, stylish and classy but add a touch of whimsical with the stamp set.



I loved making this card and threw out a little bit more creative energy than usual in designing it. All of the materials I used are linked below, click and you'll be able to buy them if you wish or use this for inspiration to make a card for any occasion.

I was inspired by a couple of cards I received recently and this card shows how blending together inspiration from other crafters can result in something fabulous. If you check back to my Birthday Card Tribute and my Love a Good RAK posts you'll see which cards inspired the colour theme and the cut of this card. As ever as a novice card maker I am eternally grateful for the inspiration of my gifted friends in the craft community.

So I started off with a Very Vanilla Thick Cardstock base and then layered on Bundle of Love gold foiled DSP and Fresh Florals in Powder Pink. I used Very Vanilla cardstock to stamp and gold heat emboss various images and sentiments from the Wonderful Life stamp set (Brand New Go Grab it, it's super fab - so new that it wasn't available to link when I wrote this post but I'll add it when it is) and the Better Together Stamp Set. I printed out a monogram of the happy couple's initials and also the date of the wedding in a really light gray on Very Vanilla and then went over them with a Powder Pink marker.





I added some ribbon edge detail using the ribbon edge punch and constructed it all using dimensionals and TomBow liquid glue for the mats and layers.

Hope you love this card just as much as I loved making it.

Thanks for dropping in.

Andrea x


13 comments:

  1. Such a lovely card, Andrea. Perfect choice of DSP's for a Just Married card. Love the fancy fold and gold heat embossing. Congratulations on your win Andrea, and thank you for joining us on the Joy of Sets Design Team x

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    1. It's been my absolute pleasure! There is nothing better than a challenge to try out new things and to develop skills. I would not have attempted this card a few weeks ago but the Stampin' Up! community and the Stampin' Up! products just make it all so much more tempting to just jump in and give it a go!

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  2. A beautiful card Andrea and a super take on the theme of 'J'. Love your chosen DSP, it is perfect for occasions such as weddings. Love having you as part of the Design Team for Joy of Sets. xx

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    1. Thank you Christine. I didn't go as overboard with the theme as I have in the past, I almost did and will be blogging a couple of alternatives which could have been my contribution x

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  3. Gorgeous wedding card Andrea, I love it.

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    1. Thanks Peta. I loved making it, Stampin' Up! makes choosing colours and patterns so easy though so I won't take all of the credit x

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  4. Love the gold embossing beautiful wedding card x

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    1. Thanks Jane. I don't usually have much success with heat embossing but I think my persistent efforts to improve and the examples I see throughout the crafting community are spurring me on to perfect my technique. I've learned that good lighting and an embossing buddy are key! x

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  5. Its a lovely creation Andrea - I'm so pleased you joined us for this challenge

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    1. Thank you for having me as a guest designer Fiona! I definitely stepped outside of my comfort zone with this one so I really enjoyed it. I'll be blogging about the projects which were left on the cutting room floor very soon x

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  6. Fabulous card Andrea, congratulations on your win.

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    1. Thank you Bev. I was so chuffed to win the C challenge. and am looking forward to participating as often as time allows me to now that summer is drawing to an end x

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  7. the design works perfectly with the stamps and colours chosen ... awesome :)

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