Friday, 2 January 2009

Engagement Card

My mother-in-law has asked me to make 2 engagement cards for 2 of her nephews(who are brothers) who got engaged on the same day!! She told me she had looked in the shops and only found ones with cute images and didn't think they were appropriate for 2 grown men and their fiances. I quite agree! So once I had found a design I liked I just replicated it for the other one.

So the challenge for me was to make the cards without reaching for the 'cute' image! I really enjoyed making something different from my usual 'colouring' comfort zone!! I am going to enter this card into a new challenge blog I have found called 2sketches4you. This is how I got my inspiration for this card using this weeks sketch. Have a look at the fab cards you will find there.
Stamps: Hero Arts
Ink: Hero Arts Shadow ink, distress ink (walnut stain)
Paper: DCWV 'Love and Weddding'
Sentiment: Doodlebug Loopy Lou
Embellishments: chipboard swirl which has been inked and then covered with crackle glaze, pearls, lace, paper roses (local craft shop)
Hope you are all enjoying the last remnants of the holidays. Maybe some of you are back to work already. Hope you all have a great weekend. I've kind of got lost in what day is which. It will soon hit home Monday morning!!
Take care
Judy x

24 comments:

Sammi said...

Great card!! Well done :) It's not cutesy but looks GREAT!!
That's funny that the brothers got engaged on the same day!
Sammi
xxx

Alison said...

Stunning card Judy, me likey this one alot.

Heidi Van Laar said...

Beautiful! I love the paper roses and the crochet trim! Great take on the sketch!

Rach said...

Judy this is fab. well done for stepping out of your comfort zone. a beautiful card . hugs rachxx

Laura Davis said...

Welcome Judy to 2S4Y! Your card is just darling and perfect for a double engagement! We hope to see more of your work.
Laura

Amy said...

Darling card!! Great take on Laura's sketch, too.

Kathy said...

Love what you have done with the sketch!! This is perfect and elegant looking!! I am sure they will love it!!
:)Kathy

Lilian said...

I like this card too - love all the embellishments. :)

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Boots the Monkey (Jo) said...

So gorgeous, I love it. I love those Hero Arts stamps, so beautiful.

I have left a little something for you on my blog 'cause I think you deserve it big time !

Hugs,

Jo x

Laura O'Donnell said...

this card is fabulous!

Jill said...

wow this is gorgeous Heidi and so elegent I love it hugs Jill x

Monique said...

This is truly beautifu., love the colours, layout and your design.

xx Monique

Annie said...

gorgeous engagement card and I love the strip of lace. hugs, annie x

N2ScrapN4Fun said...

This is such a gorgeous card. Very elegant.

stardustgemsandribbon said...

Very elegant card Judy, love the lace and hearts detail.
Nice to make something different...!
Hugs
Carole x

LuLu said...

Love all the lace detail and the colours are so romantic. Georgeous card.

Tammi said...

How perfect for them, beautifully done! xx

Bev said...

Judy it's fabulous hunny! I know what you mean about not reaching for the cute stamps, I realy should take a leaf out of your book and start using some of my other stamps instead of always cute lol.

hugs Bev x

Erin... said...

great card! you're right perfect for a grown man!

cats whiskers said...

Woy what a classy card this is and not a cutie in sight
Hugs Jacqui x

Chris said...

Stunning card Judy and so stylish, I love it and I'm sure the nephew's will love them. All the elements are so perfect together and the swirl with the hearts and flowers look wonderful. It is nice to make something other than cute now and again I agree as not everyone likes cute (I can't imagine why tee hee! I'd love to know what shadow ink is, that's a new one on me? Thank you so much for your lovely comment earlier, it's so much appreciated and I'm a very happy bunny that you found it useful! Take care and hope your get your days of the week sorted out soon, I'm exactly the same as you but it's going to be hard to give up these lovely lazy holiday days! Hope it isn't too painful in the morning. Chris x

Donna said...

Beautiful engagement card Judy, love these colours. Hope you had a lovely Christmas and Happy new year to you and your family. Donna x

mrsspook said...

A beautiful card, I agree too many cute images with shop bought cards for some occasions (who needs them anyway, a lot more fun making our own).
June

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