Saturday 1 August 2009

Silver Wedding

This is not really my normal style. However I am in the process of making a load of 25th anniversary cards, but they all have to go to the same couple, so I am trying my best to make the style of each card very different!

I have always admired cards that have the distressed look, I am not very good at it, I occasionally rip and tear pages or ink the edges of card but I am not very good at pulling a whole look together. It normally ends up looking very Dark and or dirty. Anyway I thought I would try and give it a go...

I have tried my best not to be too heavy handed to keep it light and hopefully still elegant. For this card I have used papers from "K&Co - Wedding range" all the edges have been sanded I don't have any distressing tools so I think every emery board in my house as been used up! Just as well I now use a glass nail file! LOL! and then inked with "whispers - whisper blue". I have embossed some pearl paper using "cuttlebug - script"

My Hubby had thought I had gone mad when I got the sewing machine out today. (must get one of those mini ones!) as I started stitching the card the seamstress came out in me as I stitched a perfectly straight line, then I realised that was not the look I was going for, so then I have done a double row of very wobbly stitching to compensate!

The heart and flowers are " Sizzix - heart w/flowers & vine" which I have gradually built up. the dotty ribbon actually ties in really well and lifts the card a little, but in the photo it just doesn't look right! (sorry!)

I am sure the rest of the anniversary cards will make their way onto my blog, I am just putting this one now as I thought I could enter it into the Simon Says Challenge as this week Simon says - "distress"

Well I guess I should get back to completing those orders!........


  1. This is a really pretty card. I love the delicate colour and the distressed look. But I don't envy you have to make a whole bunch of anniversary cards!

  2. What a card!!! So beautiful!! Lots of cute details!

  3. So awesome and the wobbly line over the stitched line amazing! BR-T

  4. your card is amazing a real work of art. word of advice, don't bother with a mini sewing machine , I bought one it was rubbish, I use a big one or to cheat a tracing wheel and a fine marker works a treat. janex

  5. I Love it Juls! Love the soft colours and I also love the wobbly stitched lines. I'm a big fan of the vintage look...some gals have a real knack for it...I'm still trying!! The pressure's on now to create lots of different looks, but I am sure you will rise to the challenge beautifully! bx

  6. What a gorgeous card Julls.

    Hugs Riet.x

  7. Hi Juls, fab card - I love all the detail. Good luck with the rest of the order.
    Clare x

  8. WOW absolutely stunning and so very elegant,your distressing is fabulous and such pretty embellies!!! Can't wait to see the other cards!!
    Hugs xx

  9. Hi Juls, what a gorgeous card. I'm useless at distressing to - I just get distressed making them lol! Your card is perfect, the colours are stunning and the overall effect is simply beautiful. Well done, another fear beaten!! Hugs, Denise x

  10. Wow, this card is gorgeous. I love the distressed, vintagely look and it really suits this anniversary card - well done you !

    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Challenge this week.

    Jo and the SSC DT x

  11. Beautiful card, so so elegant! Love it!
    Erin x

  12. This is a GORGEOUS card Juls!
    I need to dust off my sewing machine one of these days!

    Peace and Luv,

  13. This is gorgeous, just stunning.

  14. Absolutely stunning. This couldn't get any more elegant :)
    - Ann

  15. Gorgeous card Juls, I love the soft colours and the elegant feel of it.

    Liza x

  16. Gorgeous card, I love all the flowers

  17. am loving the glitter stunning effect oo and i luv the girlie card bfore this one

  18. This is gorgeous Juls. Wow thats a tall order creating loads of different anniversary cards that will go to the same couple. Enjoy.
    Have a great week.

  19. Gorgeous card, beautifully distress without losing any of its elegance.

  20. Juls this is stunning so elegant and classy just like everything about it dear
    Hugs Jacqui x

  21. Beautiful Wedding Card! The colors make it very elegant looking.

    Thanks again for entering the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!