Sunday 16 May 2010

Wedding Card

Good evening everyone in blog land,
I had a very productive day yesterday, in the garden (yes the sun was out all day) and my DH and I made the most of it.  We went bedding plant shopping and came back with those and three of more of his favorite trees.  (Acer's, these ones are really pretty, one has a twisted stem and I cannot say their names let alone write them).  Instantly after the home coming quick coffee, we set to work on putting all the bedding plants in.  Hung up the hanging baskets, and added the plants to the door side planters.  

Wow what a day, only to be stopped at the next hurdle, feeding the dog.  

A while back I puchased some rather funky yellow plastic handled cutlery.  A general set, you know the type.  Unfortunately recently some of them started to snapp away from the metal bit.  Probably from the amount of times they had been through the dishwasher.  Well on this occasion, I was using one to scoop out a tin, the fork snapped and I through away the handle and carried on - bad move, tins have sharp edges (I must have been having one of those silly moments)  index finger cut really deep and the kitchen became the operating theatre as the medical emergency took place.  

As I was sat going all white and woosey on the chair, Matt was scrabbling through the medical cupboard, for antiseptic wipes, steri stripes and finger bandages.  (It looked as if the A & E might be needed)  fortunately for me (due to my regular deep cuts) Matt is quite experienced in sorting me out.  Wiped, on with the steri's and its protective cling film stuff and then the finger bandage.  A few painkillers and a good sleep, I was moving again.  But oh I had a very special card to make before work on Monday.  

Spent the evening resting it and feeling rather stupid but this morning all was well, or as well as could be.  Or it was until I attacked the cuttlebug with my cuttlekids alphabet - oops, sort of reopened it, so thought may as well carry on as the blood was contained.

You would have been proud of me, as yes the card is finished, with no blood staining and the finger is - well is looking good or as good as it gets for now :)

So now that I have your empathy on the matter, this card was made for my work colleague again, who does not like anything fussy.  So she likes clean lines and a very classy look, usually with words more than images.  She had given me a clear brief on her requirements.  More pressure added as her friend had ordered a hand made card and was disappointed with it of which my colleague had said "oh I won't be with mine"  oh my I hope she likes this now....................................

So after searching for a letter type that fitted my needs - thank you Tracey at Running with Scissors (see where I shop) for stocking this cuttle kids pack and with no searching for sketches in blog land.  

Here is what I made.
The background card, from Running with Scissors in pale Pink, metallic Grey and Black.  The top paper is from Hobby House - a Kaisercraft Blushed - Devotion Double Sided Paper 12" x 12"
It is a gorgeous paper and the reverse is just as beautiful.  Just perfect for the card theme.  The letters cut from the metallic Grey card.  The flowers punched from the same paper using both sides. The wording as requested by my colleague.
This is the inside left, where I had been requested to add the Wedding details.  These were computer generated and then layered to match using the cut offs from that gorgeous paper.
The inner right, this is an MSE sentiment, short and not too fussy and the reverse of the paper is used here to pick up the base of the flowers on the front.  Still using the layering of colours and the clean lines.
Here are the inner sides together to show how they compliment each other.

I do hope she likes it considering it took me longer than normal due to the finger issue.

I am entering this card into the following challenges

Saturday Challenge - Metal - I have used a metal raiser for my metal pearl brad and metallic Grey paper

Totally Paper Crafts - Wedding/Anniversary

(added after initial post ) the dog did get fed :)

and forgot to say this was all melted away by getting a top five at Fussy and Fancy.   

Well going to rest the finger :) work tomorrow and lots of writing (that will be fun)

Hope your all well and had a good weekend, and thank you all for the recent lovely comments that when you have done something so silly gives you the urge to carry on.

Hugs Kate xx


sam21ski said...

Fab colour combo Kate, fingers crossed for you tomorrow that your friend likes it after all the effort you've gone to with your poorly finger

PS Did Star get to eat in the end????

Lindsey said...

Oh Kate! Your story has made me all queasy (and I'm a nurse! lol!) I think it was the dog food that did it! Hope you are healing nicely and not in too much pain. As for the card, it is beautiful and you have fulfilled the brief perfectly, it is really elegant and classy
Linds xx

Paper Paradise said...

Bloody lovely!!!!!! Sorry Kate, couldn't resist that. x

Sue said...

Hi Hun
ouch, i hope ya cut ok? when did you last have tetnus jab?? tins be leathal.
So pleased no blood on the card,lol, gorgeous card, luv the papers, beautiful inside n out hun, thank you for joining us at Totally Papercrafts this week, hope to see you next week, sue,x

Get ya cut checked out.xx

Cor* said...

Sounds like a busy busy busy, exhausting, emotional day you had! Glad you got thru the card without blood stains! It is absolutely beautiful!

Marianne's Craftroom said...

Hope the finger is better today Kate and what a beuatiful card. I am sure she will love is it does have clean lines and the inside is lovely. Fab paper and flowers. Marianne x

ARTfulWings said...

Hi Kate - gulp - I would have fainted :O))) - bit queasy like that!!! Beautiful card very elegant Polly xx

Emma said...

What a day, sure hope your finger is ok.
Your card is beautiful, such gorgeous colours and details.
Thanks for joining us at Totally Papercrafts & good luck.
Hugs Emma x

The Dolphin Inn said...

Awww poor you - you do seem to be rather accident prone - hope your finger has stopped throbbing now. Gorgeous card - love the way the lettering has turned out, take care hon XXX

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