Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Wedding Congratulations, and our Weekly Spotlight Top 3

Hi and Good Morning everyone, Alison here today.  I wanted to say thanks so much for sharing your gorgeous Red, White & Blue creations with us last week, picking a Top 3 is proving to be quite a challenge when we have such a high standard of entries, but this week the DT picked (in order of entry)


Well done ladies!  It was a real pleasure visiting your blogs and seeing your fabulous projects! :)  Please contact us for your Weekly Spotlight Badge to display on your blog.



So our new challenge this week is to make something to celebrate either a Wedding or Anniversary, and this is a fabulous excuse to go really lavish and classy to create a special keepsake.

I went with a Wedding Congratulations card and used 300gsm pearl shimmer card for all the layers, dies cuts and embellishments on a 6 x 6 inch card base. 

I used the gorgeous Polynesian Sails Oval frame for the centrepiece of this card as it has a real wow factor and is a great size for any image, and the Border Carnivale die is tucked just behind.  I then set about making the flowers using Judy's Blooms and cutting 4 layers (using both large and small for the biggest flower), adding stamen from the Build A Flower set, and then holding them together with pearl brads.  I love the way Cheery Lynn Dies have such embossed details especially on leaves and flower dies, it makes such a huge difference and works so well on pearl card.

The leaves are a mix of Judy's Bloom again, and also Olive Branches.   I always use silicone glue for positioning leaves and flowers in an arrangement,  it allows a bit of movement so you can jiggle things about until you are happy with your spray.

All dies used on this card are:


This week is your last chance to enter our monthly competition to win a Big Shot Die Cutter and as always we have a fabulous weekly prize of $20 to spend online in our store too.  I hope you find time to join in this week, and dont forget there is always wonderful daily inspiration from the rest of the  DT over on our Cheery Lynn Designs Inspiration blog.

Have a smashing week everyone and thanks so much for visiting today.

Alison - aka 'xtglx'



8 comments:

Star said...

Alison this is just sooooooooooo stunning. I love everything about it. Think I am going to have to invest in Polynesian Sails it looks really great on this card.
Eileen x

Dawn's Craft Place said...

Such a beautiful design-that couple is adorable as can be.

Congrats to our top three this week!!!

Bonnie Brown said...

Love the couple! Absolutely love the elegance of the all white!! Beautiful!

Donna said...

Alison this is gorgeous I love the white on white effect and such an array of dies used for it too, simply gorgeous hun.
hugs

Kianel said...

Oh Alison, your card is so beautiful! Love the white color!
Great flowers as usual!
Love, Kianel.

Jodi said...

Wow!!! so elegant!!! love it!

beadz said...

White on White cards always make me swoon - this is gorgeous!
hugs,
Gini

Bj said...

What a darling wedding card. Love the white on white.!