Saturday, 5 November 2016

West Ham Football Friendly Engagement Card

Hi all

Thought I would pop on and share with you a card I made at the request of my wonderful husband Matt.  We were invited to attend an engagement party for a work colleague.  Matt asked me to make the card in very specific colours to represent the couples love of their football club - West Ham.

Making an engagement card is not difficult however being faced with these specific colours was on this occasion.  Matt chose the coloured card to meet the club colours and then I just stopped dead in my tracks, not colours I would normally put together.  Maybe I would put red and turquoise together but these seemed so much different.

Anyway after getting over the initial struggle, here is the card I made


An 8" card made from  white card stock


The burgundy initial layer, followed by the pale blue and then the burgundy again.  Topped with a white embossed piece before I started the focal point.
I used my Sue Wilson dies to create the focal point and the sentiment flag holder.  Although you cannot see it the two squares are interlinked, by cutting one.  I wove the ribbon through these and wrapped the ribbon around the layers.  I added a big triple layer triple bow and a fancy rhinestone button, before adding the red roses, blue lilies and the foliage.  I finished off with tonic drops in the corners, around the dies and the end of the flag.

I actually loved it when I had finished it and the party was great.

Hugs
Kate
x



9 comments:

KraftyKoolKat said...

This is so beautiful Kate, you have made a fantastic job and is exactly what was asked for.
Hugs
Cathy
xxxx

Karin van eijk said...

wow this is stunning and gorgeous design Kate

gr karin

McCrafty's Cards said...

Very tastefully done Kate, I love it
Kevin xx

Bad Kitty (Fiki) said...

stunning card!
hugs

scrAPpamondo said...

Wow, this card is so classy!! Love the burgundy and blue palette! I have never tought that they come so well toghether, I think that the light blue ribbon makes the combo very harmonious! Love the whole design, well done! I'm sure that your hubby's colleague has been stunned by your amazing card!
Hugs

Wendy L said...

What a grand job you have made of it, it looks lovely, xxxx

Tinka's paper wonderlland said...

Wow, this is realy georgeus!! A,azing card and the bow is perfect!!
♥Hugs Valentina♥

Sandra H said...

So beautiful! x

America said...

Super creative, lovely bow/bling, fantastic layout and fab ideas!

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