Sunday, 5 May 2013

Loopy Twine (and colleagues!) :)

Congratulations
Hey!

It's a glorious, sunny Bank Holiday here so cue some catching up on chores (Boo!), time for crafting (Yay!), and a nice day out with my guy (Double yay!) Oh, and not forgetting of course the bonus day off tomorrow *wink*

Today's card is one I created for a wedding I attended a few weeks ago. It's also a card for our current challenge on A Passion for Papertrey in which we wanna see creations that celebrate (Yup, this challenge is pretty open to interpretation!)

tips and tricks
  • If you know the wedding colours in advance, then base your card around them and if you know the happy couple well, try to inject their personality/style into the design. However, if like me in the case of this card, you don't know the couple too well and have no idea of wedding colours, you can't go too wrong playing it safe with whites and creams. 
  • Big twine bows can be layered beneath a focal point and give more 'oomph'. I kinda like the vintagey feel loopy, carefree twine bows give too. :)
  • Work with your embellishments. I decided waaaaaay before I even had a design in my mind that this huge Maya Road flower would feature on my card somewhere. This flower then dictated certain elements of my design. For example, I chose a vellum mat to layer my patterned paper on. The transparaency of vellum means not only will it coordinate perfectly with my card, but it also echoes the floaty, delicate nature of the flower.
If you have any spare crafting time, we'd love to see you play along with us. Or if you have any projects you've already created that fit our theme and have been uploaded since our challenge started then feel free to enter them too! One randomly selected peep will win a $5 PTI gift certificate. Hurry though, the challenge ends tomorrow morning!

And before I leave you, the evening reception I attended with this card had one very cool photo booth in which you had lots of props and lots of fun! Here's a pic of me and my wonderful colleagues on the night - strike a pose! Ha!

Wishing you all a lovely Sunday and fabulous Bank Holiday weekend to those who have one!

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15 comments:

Marion said...

Simply stunning card Aimes. Love the flower :)

Taheerah (*LittleMissT*) said...

Gorgeous card Aimes - love the flower and loopy twine combination! We have only a little sun up here - better than rain though right?! Have a great few days off!!

Lynn said...

Love the photo booth pictures! This seems to be the trend here too! Gorgeous elegant card for the happy couple! xoxo

~amy~ said...

Such a gorgeous card..love the bloom and twine. FUN pics!!

Katie said...

Amy, this card is beautiful. Love the flower. Enjoy your time off.

Lindsay said...

Such a dreamy card Amy! I LOVE the photo booth pics, sooo fun!

C Wu said...

a beautiful card. Love the layer and twine.

magical said...

such a stunning card, thankyou for sharing x

Tasnim said...

What a beautiful elegant card! Absolutely love it!

Joyce said...

This card is just gorgeous, and I always learn something from the tips you post on your blog.

Chantal said...

your card is absolutely fabulous! I love it!!

Greta said...

Must have been a really fun wedding--cute pictures! Loved your card the second I saw it--totally elegant & beautiful!

Lea L. said...

This is so soft & pretty!!

Jenny said...

Such a beauty Aimes and a gorgeous colour scheme for a wedding card :0) Love the photo booth pics ... they are quite the rage now at events aren't they!!
Jenny x

Cristina said...

Gawwgeous. I love that twine!

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