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Thursday, 4 October 2012

A Thoroughly Modern Wedding

Hello all, I've had a busy few days away from my craft desk, and I've been missing you all - though doing my best to get round and do some visiting.  I didn't even manage to share my workdesk for yesterday's WOYWW... bah!  So I decided I'd do a very quick share today of a card I made over the summer for the wedding of some very smart, stylish, (ultra-modern stylish) friends of ours in the Czech Republic.  As you'll see, it's not in my usual mode - but was tailored to their tastes.  Good fun to play in a different way...

I used papers from the Documented collection by Simple Stories, combined with the 6x6 BoBunny Timepiece collection.

You'll see that the brilliant Tim Holtz Paper Distresser was deployed on the edges of the layered papers.

I love the text paper with all its mini-sentiments.

I blended some Vintage Photo DI onto the outside edge of the final background layer, front and back.

The married couple themselves and the heart are stickers from the Documented set, as is the bird on the inside of the card.

I layered and matted some more papers on the inside, to continue the themes... but with a switch from stripes to spots!

I even handmade an envelope from some grid-patterned kraft card from Papermania, whitewashed with Picket Fence Distress Stain, and sealed with another Documented sticker.  Since the card was about 7x7inches, no normal envelopes would fit!

By the way, these friends of ours - the wedding couple - run the most amazing, stylish, boutique accommodation in a converted farmhouse in South Bohemia, in the Czech Republic - if you're looking for a peaceful, beautiful holiday destination, you couldn't do better!

Thanks for dropping in at Words and Pictures today.  I'll be back tomorrow with my Design Team project for the new Fussy and Fancy challenge - so I'll hope to see you then.  Happy crafting in the meantime!

A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person.
Mignon McLaughlin

I'm entering this in the Try It On Tuesday challenge Lots of Layers
And Papertake Weekly are celebrating their 5th Birthday with an Anything Goes with the option of celebration as a theme - celebrating a wedding here rather than a birthday, but definitely a celebration
Lisa Somerville's Blogger Challenge this week is Falling For You - looking for love themed cards in Autumn colours - so I'd like to share it there too... Quite apart from anything else, I love the wordplay of the title!


Claudia N. said...

:) Alison,

they really make a cute couple!

I like how you combined your vintage, shabby style with the quite modern figures! "Stylish goes grunge" one would say! *lol

So - in a sort of way - I think you "tricked" them anyhow ;) But in a caring and nice way!

Claudia xx

Jenny Marples said...

Gosh, this really is different for you! Loving the layering as it is so decadent. Hugs, Buttons x

Janny Jager said...

Very very nice and beautiful Alison
Love it and i think your friends also.

Greetings Janny

House of Bears said...

Wow, that's such a great card, so different to the traditional card. We love it.

Unknown said...

It's always good to try something different and I love your wedding card. Perfect for a modern couple about to begin married life together. The inside looks terrific too Alison. Have a wonderful day!

catherine said...

Super card Alison and I'm sure your friends will just love it. Love the earthy colours to it
x catherine

Sarah said...

Eclectic in style and sweet in thought. I like it!!

Francesca said...

Beautiful card, very bohemian. Francesca

Redanne said...

Well I was not expecting that! But it is beautiful and I love the boy/girl/heart - so perfect for a wedding. Love how you did the inside and also made the envelope, that was special. Crafty hugs, Anne x

Brenda Brown said...

Gorgeous card Alison, I just love those distressed edges and the design of the card. A clever combination of papers and styles too.
hugs {brenda} xox

Anonymous said...

It is lovely that you have tailormade it to the style of your friends and yet there is still your stamp (sorry, no pun intended) on this creation.
Fun way to incorporate an image of a couple.

Valerie-Jael said...

I love your card, very chic! Hugs, Valerie

Sue said...

It's a fabulous card Alison, very stylish. I love these papers and although very different from your usual style this is still very 'you' x

Julia S-W said...

So different from you this time! It certainly works though and if it fits those it was designed for, then it's perfect. I love the scuffed edges, the paper choice and the bird inside is a great image. I'm sure the happy couple will treasure such a beautiful and individual piece.
Love the McLaughlin quote.

Anonymous said...

LOVE all the gorgeous patterns!!!

Inkypinkycraft said...

A great modern twist but still your vintage style and skill shines through!! A great make ..hope to be back to keeping upnwith commenting now,thanks for your kind wishes!
Lve trace x

Anonymous said...

Love this as a wedding card Alison. The stripes and the spots combo work so great together and all of those distressed edges! Yummy!
Regards Florence x

sam21ski said...

What a fabulous alternative wedding card, love everything about it especially the rugged distressed look.

Sam xxx

Mrs.B said...

Hi Alison, this is fabulous. So modern and stylish for a Wedding Card - LOVE it! The inside looks as good as the outside. Love the spots and stripes combo.
Thanks also for sharing with us at TioT
Avril x

Bee and Dee said...

A lovely card, so many wonderful layers. Thank you for joining us on the TIOT challenge, Hugsi Bee

Ribbon Girl said...

A very nice modern card, love the way you've designed it and all the layers etc. Thanks for joining in with this weeks Papertake Weekly challenge, Mary G x

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful Wedding card - love the way you used the papers! Thanks for playing along with the Bloggers Challenge!