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Sunday, 5 February 2017

Sending Congratulations

Hello!
Oh my goodness, I have been so busy crafting recently that I really haven't had a ton of time to blog stuff or share it on Facebook/Instagram etc. You know when you just get a big run on your mojo and are full of creativity? Well this has been me for the last couple of weeks, which is weird because I haven't had a whole lot of time on my hands, but somehow it worked. Well truth to tell I've been kind of scared to stop to do a lot of blogging or Facebooking, because of course the minute I start doing that my mojo normally takes a dive. However since I now have 25 items......yes you heard it right...25! in my draft folder, I thought I'd be safe to start sharing some lol.
I actually made this card quite a while back now, remember when I posted the Diamond Wedding anniversary card last year I mentioned that I'd made another card with the same papers? Well this is it.
I made it non specific but rather romantic and it could be used for a wedding or anniversary card or an engagement or special birthday card, but in fact I used it recently for a work colleague's wedding.

I distressed my edges but didn't ink them as I wanted to keep the look very light and clean. I stitched the top layer and added some cheesecloth between my layers to add to the softness.
The card base is made with pearlised card as are the die cut leaves and frame from Memory Box and the stamens which are from an older monthly kit  by La-La Land.



I used some modelling paste through a heart stencil. I don't know why but every time I use a stencil I always seem to use it in the corners where I end up putting my flowers, so I really do need to get better with that.

I used a little heart trellis chipboard behind my frame and dotted that with some very small pearls.
A few ivory flowers, some satin ribbon and a few more pearl embellishments finish the card ready for the sentiment, which is stamped and embossed on vellum with gold embossing powder.

The cheesecloth, ribbon, and self adhesive pearls are all from The Ribbon Girl, just click to follow the links to the store.
I rather like how this one turned out, what do you think?



10 comments:

  1. beautiful card, so pretty and so elegant! Mary x

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  2. Beautiful and romantic Linda, can't wait to see what else you have been up too as well.
    Lorraine

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  3. Gorgeous card, Linda! 25 Craft Projects--you are my hero!! lol

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  4. This is pure elegance Linda! the colours are beautiful and I love the stitching (I haven't done any for ages now), and of course the embellishments are beautiful.
    Hugs
    Gina xx

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  5. Wow, this is amazing. Love the sephia tones and all the texture on your card. Very beautiful and romantic!
    Valerija xx

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  6. Gosh, your card is stunning and well loved, I'm sure. I hear you about not blogging and loss of mojo. Like you, I have a "couple" (not 25) items all set to post and it feels good. Somehow I refound my mojo too. Glad it's a catchy bug. LOL.

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  7. I was reading the intro to your blog post and nodding my head in agreement because I have been just like this lately...lots of crafting going on and not much time to keep up with everyone's lovely blogs! I've not got anywhere near your 25 projects though...can't wait to see it all :-)
    The previous Diamond Anniversary card was absolutely stunning and you've done it again with this one. The soft colours and shabby chic style are so romantic to me and it's all beautifully put together :-)
    Big hugs, Kat xx

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  8. Stunning, elegant and really romantic! Love!

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  9. Linda, this is utterly scrumptious!! What a stunning card to celebrate such a special occasion. I love the wee overlapping pearl hearts and the lush blooms. This card is a showstopper!! Utterly stunning Linda. Hugs, Wends xoxo

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