Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Ding Dong The Bells Are Gonna Chime

Is this a good enough clue to the theme for this week's challenge at Scrapbook Sisters????? no?
Well just for you then,
 the theme for Week 80 is Wedding Card .

I wasn't sure what I was going to do for my DT card but whilst browsing round Paperchase with my youngest I came across the most delicate piece of paper, it was marked as tissue but it reminds me of.... I think it was called Angel Hair paper that I used to use when I first started making cards many moons ago. You use to use a wet paintbrush around the edge before pulling it, giving a delicate rough edge.

Anyway, I'm getting side tracked. The tissue has delicate silver and gold flecks amongst the fibre, beautiful in real life but I'm afraid the photo doesn't do it justice.
I sprayed my card with glue, carefully placed the paper on top and left it to dry for a few minutes before cutting it to size. The hearts I cut on the Cricut using Plantins Schoolbook but this was done a few hours later giving the glue plenty of time to dry, I was chuffed that it worked and so thought I'd push my luck and use an Xcut border punch on it as well to create the scallops.

To my amazement it worked although the punch did groan slightly as the layers were a touch thick together.

I touched the edges of the cuts with a silver ink pad, unfortunately it looks a bit darker in the photo than it actually is.  A stamped sentiment added, some gorgeous bling, card complete.

I'm using this card for the following challenges:-
Lexis 63, Punches and Dies,
Paper Sundaes 116, Anything goes,
MIM85, Anything goes.

Thanks for stopping by,
Happy crafting!


Fluffles said...

Love this one - what a great card, Jx

Lisa Jane said...

ooh i bet this is even more gorgeous in real life... that aper sounds absolutely stunning and so pretty
Lisa x

Heide said...

Very pretty, Saw you on MIM.

amanda stokes said...

Hi Julie,
A beautiful card,lovely design :) x

Catherine said...

Gorgeous card, love the hearts....

Pia S said...

I spotted this on MIM. I just wish I could come up with a design like that! It's elegant with all the white, and the hearts add sweetness to the card. Love it!

Nancy in Iowa said...

This is so pretty! Great use of angel fibers - and the design is perfect. A groaning cricut - LOVE IT!

Mina said...

what a brilliant idea Hulie and it worked so beautifully
Mina xxx

Linda R said...

Such a pretty design. White on white looks so beautiful. Hope you are having a happy week my friend.


Jenny said...

Thanks so much for joining us for our 'Anything Goes' challenge at Paper Sundaes this week. I just love this clean and simple look.

Chrissy said...

Such a beautiful card, gorgeous paper and love the design.
Thanks for sharing with us at Make it Monday.


Jenny said...

What a beautiful card. Love the white on white. Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes. Jenny x

debby4000 said...

beautiful and elegant wedding card.

Mary J said...

It's so pretty Julie, just love the softness!

jo said...

So white on it looks even better in real life!Thanks for joining us at Lexi's Creations this time and good luck!
Hugs Jo x