Monday, 5 November 2012

An Unconventional Wedding Card

Here's a card I made for my brother-in-law's stepbrother (complicated I know!) who's getting married this month.  Mum and I made the wedding invitations and favour boxes as a wedding present for them, which was not the easiest thing to do as the bride had very specific and slightly unusual ideas for them.  She is American and wanted a western element to represent her nationality, along with autumn colours and horseshoes.  It was quite good fun to design as these are colours I love and luckily the design she wanted was fairly simple.

The embossed paisley pattern on the heart represents cowboys' bandanas and the orange wood-grain cardstock ties in nicely with the rustic theme.  I got a chance to play with some of my new SECC goodies, the heart and scalloped heart dies are new, and so are the 8x8 embossing folder I used on the yellow cardstock, the sentiment stamp which is from a Buzzcraft set, and the burnt orange ribbon.  The stepper card blank is from the Tulip bumper pack I bought last month, I'm really enjoying making cards this shape.  The leaves were made with my favourite Spellbinders Fall Leaves set and were inked with Spiced Marmalade Distress Ink.  Wild Honey Distress Ink was used to give some warmth to the sentiment element.  A few coloured pearls finish off what might not be your average wedding card, but I rather like it all the same!
Here are the invitations and boxes so you can see where I'm coming from with my crazy card!

I'm entering my card in the following challenges -
Card Mania - #7 - embossing
My Sheri Crafts - #97 - fall
Craft Punked - #44 - fall/thanksgiving
Crafty Catz - #157 - add texture
Wags 'n' Whiskers - #91 - fall colours
Pixie Dust - leaves
Crafting For All Seasons - #39 - falling leaves
Love to Create - #40 - shades of autumn


  1. Beautiful Wendy - how could the bride not just love these! Jx

  2. Beautiful Wendy I bet she love them. Caroline xxx

  3. Your card is wonderful, I love the warm colours and beautiful textures. The invites and boxes look fab too, it's good to be different!


  4. Very unusual colours for this tye of card but it does look lovely, well done, xxx

  5. How unusual, but they are fabulous Wendy, I love the colours you've chosen, makes a lovely change from white, and the western theme is brilliant, kate x

  6. Hi Wendy, how wonderful, these colours are amazing, I like it when people do things out of line with what is regarded "Normal". Good on the bride for choosing her theme and colours and you and your mum deserve a pat on the back for producing such wonderful invitations and favour boxes.

    Wilma x x

  7. So gorgeous hun...and such pretty boxes too :o)

    big hugs Vicky xx

  8. gorgeous creation Wendy, love the colours and design

  9. beautiful work Wendy after a complicated brief! Fabulous stuff! Hugs Rachelx

  10. What a fantastic card Wendy .
    Thank you for joining us this time for our Falling Leaves Challenge at Crafting for all Seasons .
    Good Luck Hugs Elaine

  11. A very unusual theme for wedding invites and boxes but very effective. Love your Wedding card too.

    Shona xx

  12. Hi Wendy, got my DT hat n now, thanks for joining in at Love to Create. Great design.xxxx

  13. I think you captured the American West theme beautifully Wendy not sure your pretty card will be very well received.

    B x

  14. Wonderful card. I really love the colours and all the detailing is wonderful.Thank for joining us at Card Mania Challenges.

  15. Wonderful card with fabulous embossing and design detail. Thank you for joining us this week at Love to Create Challenge.

  16. This is fabulous! Wonderful details and beautiful colors. Well done!

    Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us this week at Love to Create.
    Best of luck and we'd love to have you visit again!

    Love to Create Design Team Member

  17. Superb card, thanks for playing along with us at CRAFTY CATZ this week hope to see you again hugs sassyx

  18. Great card and I love those invites! Thanks for joining us at Craft Punked this week.

  19. Great card and thanks for joining our texture challenge this week. xx

  20. Sweet card!!! Thanks for participating in our LOVE TO CREATE challenge!!


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