Thursday, July 31, 2008

Look - I've gone all cutesy :)

This card isn't exactly my usual style, but I really enjoyed making it and I like how it has turned out.

The sweet little anime-style couple are a new stamp from Dewdrop Craftz - the stamp isn't actually released until Friday, but I was lucky enough to get hold of an early copy after asking very nicely, as I needed it for a wedding this Saturday.

The wedding is likely to be a little unconventional - as the couple are kind of gothy/punky/alternative, and many of the guests will be also.... so I decided to veer off the standard cream and white wedding colour scheme for this card.

A quick how-to:

I used an A6 Artoz card blank in pearlescent midnight blue, and cut it into a gothic arch shape.
Across the middle is a strip of decorative vellum with a silver damask pattern, edged with a silver krylon pen and stickified with my Xyron.
The rest of the card was stamped with Autumn Leaves flourish stamps in silver ink (chosen because they matched the design on the stickers so well), and then the whole thing was edged with the Krylon pen.
I also ran a length of dark blue satin ribbon across the vellum strip.

The dark blue velvet stickers at top and bottom were a gift from a friend at work who is a cardmaker - she thought they might work with my gothy wedding card, and she was right - thanks Shona!

The happy couple themselves were stamped in black versafine on plain white card, coloured in with lyra aquacolour crayons and a waterbrush, accented with purple stickles (his tie pin, her necklace), and then cut out with a slight border once dry. then I clear embossed the whole piece, and edged it with the silver krylon pen.

So, that's the card I just have to work out what on earth I'm going to WEAR!


me2 said...

Girl, this card is adorable. The wedding sounds like my kind of wedding, and I am sure it will be a blast! Your card will be their favorite for sure! You find the cutest damn stamps! kiss kiss.

Hazel said...

I love the card, I hoped that you were going to say that the sentiment was a stamp, it is gorgeous, and I would buy it if it were! I hope you are going to wear your best for the wedding- so show off that new body art!

Linda said...

Beautiful the colours :)

Jo Capper-Sandon said...

Its good to go cute now and again....this is one of those cards that makes you it.

tasket basket said...

So cute! The card is gorgeous and so detailed. I love that even the shades of their hair are different!

P.S. love the new car too! :D

joanne wardle said...

I've only just come accross these stamps, aren't they fab?
and perfect for the less conventional couple. great card, they will love it