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Friday, 22 August 2014

Happily Ever After - Again at Dies to Die for

Happy Friday everyone! It's Linda here.  If you're in the UK I hope you're looking forward to a lovely long 3 day weekend, so glad I no longer have to work bank holidays like a few years back.

Today I'm showing a wedding card that I made at the request of my daughter's friend, using Tiddly Inks' Happily Ever After ...and yes I know I've used this a few times now, but I actually don't have many 'wedding' or couple stamps and this stamp is on of my favourite images ever.

I used some lovely Pion Papers from the Flower Frame collection. I also paper pieced the brides Dress. All papers were edged with Distress Ink and then hand stitched.

I coloured the stamp with distress inks (apart from a couple of Copics on the paper pieced dress), this is my first try at a slightly darker skin tone with DIs, I don't think it came out too bad, I was concentrating oon it so much I forgot to go back and add some shading to the lighter skinned groom lol.
 I finished her dress with a glue pen and some glamour dust to simulate sequins and beads.
Skin Groom: Tattered Rose
Skin Bride: Tattered Rose, Vintage Photo
Hair Bride: Burlap, Walnut Stain, Broken Twigs, Black Soot
Hair Groom: Antique Linen, Brushed Coudroy, Walnut Stain
Clothing Groom: Pumice Stone, Black Soot
Clothing Bride: W1, W3 and W5 Copics on paper piecing

I mounted the couple on a couple of Pierced Oval frames and slipped a couple of Heart Doily die cuts behind it. Can you spot the little love bird charm nestling beneath the flowers at the top right? I used one of the Fairy Tale Dreams sentiments and the matching die. The flowers are a mixture from Wild Orchid Crafts and The Ribbon Girl.

The white lace is from The Ribbon Girl and that pink lace is from Live and Love Crafts, not sure if they still do it.  The totally gorgeous butterflies with the wonderful sentiment are by Kay Fatula from Karla's Kreative Korner.

I decorated the inside with more of the same papers, the piece with the flower frame makes a lovely place to write a message.

Items used from the store:

Love Birds Charm
Walnut Stain Distress Ink

I'm entering this card in the Tiddly Inks Challenge #139 - Anything Goes

Well that's it from me for today, I hope you all have a wonderful weekend.  I'll be back on Monday with my last post for the La-La Land Crafts Monday DT, but I'm not leaving them completely as I'm staying on for the Club DT (more of that on Tuesday!) and should be rejoining Team Monday in the new year, and I'll still post a project for them from time to time when I have a spare moment.

I'm in the middle of making several projects currently, but I hope to find the time to visit some of your blogs this weekend, I've been so busy I've been neglecting you a bit it should ease up a bit once my holiday is done though and then I'll have a bit more time to visit.

Bye for now! : ) x x


  1. What a stunner Linda, beautiful!!

  2. This is soooooo very beautiful.
    A great card.
    Hugs Astrid

  3. Beautiful, Linda! Love the shape and all the details.
    Have a nice day...

  4. All your cards are fantastic Linda, each one has it's own special quality. Your attention to detail is awe inspiring and your colouring in both markers and inks is exceptional.

  5. Wow!!! It's so gorgous!!! How much job there is behind... it is full of very beautiful details! The colouring and the paper pieced are perfect!

  6. Lovely card with beautiful details. I am curious how the card opens with this fancy shape. Is it stitched closed at the top?

  7. Thank you all for your lovely comments. Patty the base is cut from one piece of folded card stock and then the decorated shape is glued on. I have a tutorial here which explains it :) xx

  8. I love all the shabby goodness! Just beautiful
    Hugs Julie P

  9. Your card is totally adorable, Linda and so much wonderfull details!!
    weekend greetings- Regina*

  10. This is totally beautiful as always! I always love looking at your cards and the wonderful designs you come up with.
    Enjoy your weekend.
    Gina x

  11. Linda, you are soooo productive! This card is stunning and the layout divine with all the bits and bites of embellishments! I love it!


  12. Such a beautiful card with lots of wonderful embellishments. I'm sure your daughter's friend loved it!
    Enjoy your long weekend! Hugs! xx

  13. This is stunning Linda. I love the romantic image, beautiful colouring and such gorgeous detailing too. I especially love those pretty butterflies.
    hugs Sue xx

  14. So beautiful, this image looks stunning! Gorgeous butterflies too.

  15. Such a stunning card, all your embellishments with the sweet image is just gorgeous! Thank you for sharing your creation with us at Tiddly Inks for our "Anything Goes" challenge, good luck to you :)


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