Sunday, 29 August 2010

Weddings and Bikes...

Hey!

Can I get a woot, woot, for the Bank Holiday Weekend over here in the UK?! Yay! So happy that I'll have company on Monday now my guy (and friends) are off work :D

So my inky fingers from the last post...well, the raspberry alcohol ink did come off my fingers after much scrubbing! No need to go and find a shocking pink dress to divert the attention from my fingers for the wedding we attended on Friday LOL! I'll share a pic (or two) of that fabulous day when my friend gets around to uploading the pics; I did bring a camera but as I was behind it all the time, the few pictures that have me and my guy on were taken by other people!

Today I'm sharing a card that I'm going to confess I'm sooooooooooooooo happy with that it made me want to jump up and down and dance! I didn't really want to give it away at first, but once I saw the faces of the Bride and Groom light up when they opened the envie, I was sure I'd done the right thing! And before you think, bike? wedding? I'll tell ya that the groom is huge fan of cycling:

I was impressed that I managed to use The Whole Cycle stamp set for a wedding card and still kinda keep it lovey-dovey for the bride! The flourish is supposed to represent the old tradition of tying cans to a wedding car, only I opted for the hearts that scattered my desk after using the Martha Stewart Border Punch (thanks, Diva!) Pssst!! Like the bike stamp? You could win it if you enter this week's CASE study!

Another shot to show that I stamped on super pearlescent card to add to the 'weddingy' feeling:

And just one more shot to show how blinged up and sparkly that bike is! Can't imagine the groom would want a bike like this, but man, wouldn't you spot him in a race/time trial if he did LOL!


So pearlescent card, a few touches of bling, satin ribbon and voila! A wedding card! I even love the sentiment - I mean marriage is a journey, right?! And both Chris and I wished them a very happy one and even gave them some Luck O' the Irish with some Irish Money (it's still legal tender over here!)

Catch ya later!
Aimes
x

Card Deets
{Enjoy the Journey}
Stamps: Practicing Creativity Designs - The Whole Cycle/Papertrey Ink - Flourishes
Ink: Memento - London Fog
Cardstock: Pearlescent Card (a freebie from a mag ages ago!)
Accessories: Doodlebug Glitter/Sakura Glue Pen/Zva Bling/Martha Stewart Border Punch/PTI Fresh Snow Satin Ribbon/Promarkers/Corner Rounder

28 comments:

Stephanie said...

What a superb wedding card Aimes, truly delightful & so well catered to the happy couple too! Can't wait to see piccies from the day, in the meantime - enjoy the BH weekend xxx

Lenet said...

ooo this is so beautilful! Absolutely gorgeous , Love the bike!!

Sue Kohler said...

You are amazing Amy, using a bike for a wedding card- fabulous!! I am so pleased they loved this little number, it makes it even more special!! :)

Taheerah (*LittleMissT*) said...

No wonder you almost couldn't part with it Aimes!! I just love that sparkly bike and the little hearts trailing out from it. Great colours too!!

Lynn said...

Amazing girl!!! This is such a fabulous idea!!! I'm in love with all that glitter and how in the world did you come up with the idea of the flourish off the bike...I'm in love with this card!!! So adorable!

Vicki said...

Oh wow Aimes, it's amazing, I'm not surprised they were delighted with it, it really is lush! ;)

enjoy the bank holiday

hugs
Vicki x

Kara said...

i love this!! it is so beautiful!

Emma said...

Well you've done it again - only you could make a bicycle romantic - this is truly fabulous Aimes :D

Christina said...

Oh wow, this is so creative and elegant! I love all of the shine and sparkle, and the flourish behind the bike is brilliant!

Laurel said...

Oh this is so sweet!

Karen B. said...

A magician you are! Love how you've used this set in a wedding setting! Love it! Love the glitter on the bike and how you've incorporated what the couple likes to do! Ahh, simply amazing.

Amy said...

I just think this card is perfect!! I think it's even better that you personalized it and used the bike! It is so so elegant and the pearlescent card just adds that much more! You are right...marriage is a journey. :)

Sarita said...

This is amazing Aimes!
I love this stamp set and love what you have done with the bike. It's a perfect wedding card,
Love Sarita xx

Maureen said...

oh, Aimes...this is perfect!!! I love everything about it...how it glitters and that flourish...genius!!! So glad you were able to use the punch...I know it's not your usual style, but sometimes a gal needs a lacy heart punch for wedding cards!! LOL Oh, I just want to look at this all day :) It's so rewarding to make a card that you love and that the recipients love too :) Oh, it's FREEZING here today!!! I was cold all night and had to double up the comforter and put on socks!! (Tony is out of town)...I think I need to dig out my red Olympic mittens!!! yikes!! LOL

Katiejane said...

WOW I can totally see why you'd want to hang onto that Gem! Your friend should frame it as it seems such a waste to sit in a draw somewhere! Everytime they have an argument they can gaze at the card and realise "it's all part of the journey" :)
Have a brilliant long weekend.
Katie x

Belinda said...

Wow, this is so pretty! Love the bling and the pearly look! So cool!

Caryn said...

OH AIMES, THIS IS JUST BREATHTAKING - I WISH I COULD GET MARRIED AGAIN SO YOU COULD MAKE ONE FOR ME!!!

HUGS,
CARYN XXX

Ange Kelly said...

This is a Fabulous card! I love the hearts and flourish off the back!

Cindy Lee said...

Such a perfectly pretty wedding card! The glimmer is a perfect touch!

Mandy said...

Amy, your wedding card is stunning and what a fantastic idea.

Mandy
xx

peggysue said...

Isn't that the greatest thing, being able to personalize a wedding card so specifically like you did? I like the glittery bicycle and the heart flourishes, all of it! I'd be jumping up and down too!

Sharron said...

Absolutely fantastic! What a sweet idea to make a one of a kind card for the special couple. Love the flourish and the hearts and of course the glitzy bike--just perfect!!

Heather P. said...

This is just beautiful! LOVES it!

Alex said...

WOW: What a lovely personalised wedding card for the happy couple! I love everything, the pearlescent cardstock, stamped image, border and ribbon, I could go on.... lol.

Great job Aimes.

Hope you had a great BH weekend.

Bye for now,

Alex x

Terri said...

Great job! I bet they loved it!

Dana said...

You got me all curious when you wrote about the bike + wedding themed card! I really couldn't imagine what it may look like but oh, what an absolutely adorable card it is!

PS: Good luck with finding your "hello" stamp! I'm sure it safely lingers between some sheets of cardstock playing peek-a-boo with you ;) Happend to me many, many times...

Lisa_in_AR said...

Beautiful card! Nice job. Subscribing to your blog now. I'm excited to see lots of inspiration.

Lisa_in_AR said...

Beautiful card! Nice job. Subscribing to your blog now. I'm excited to see lots of inspiration.

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