Sunday, 17 January 2016

The Crafty Countdown - 31 days remaining

Today my cousin Robert and Sadiah get married.  I'm so excited - and wanted to make their wedding card so it matched their invitation.  This is the real reason yesterday's post was so late - and why I had my evening meal with the most horrendous blue finger nails!!  

This is the beautiful invitation

I played around with a lot of different inks to try to get the colour tone.  The one that worked was Adirondack, Denim.  I decided to then stamp in Versamark, and cover with mica powder, to get the pearlescent sheen

You can see the differences in the colour and finish.  It's definitely worth experimenting.  It took me quite some time!

I used low tack tape to mask of the area I wanted to work in.  I don't generally do this, but I knew working with the direct to paper technique, and such a dark ink - I'd get messy!

And look at that ink!!  I went direct to paper, as I wanted the intensity of the ink

I sponged the ink to blend it in (sorry, I'm having issues and haven't time to mess!! I'm going to be late for the wedding!!

I then stamped in versamark

And added the mica powder.  Given more time, I'd have played more with this, but time was not on my side!

I love this stamp, which I stamped and embossed in gold

I masked the end of the sentiment so I could over stamp

I stamped the peacock feather, which I stamped and embossed.  I then added a little acrylic paint, similar to the invitation.  When you paint if you go over the embossed lines, use a wet paper stub to remove the paint.

I covered the end with vellum, which I cut in the same shape as the invitation

I also decorated the inside of the card

This photo is rubbish.  I added glitter and gems

This is the finished piece

And the inside.  Sorry for the photo quality, but I've 5 mins to go and my face to put on!! 


Carol Fleet said...

Awww Leonie - this card I stunning xx simply gorgeous. Hope you had an amazing day. Hope to see you soon and mum sends her love too. She misses you. Cazz xx

Jackie Whiteman said...

Fab card, the colours, I'm not normally a 'blue' person but, this is lovely .... hope the happy couple were suitably impressed. Did you have blue nail varnish to match your fingertips, lol. Hope you enjoyed the wedding xxx

JB said...

Stunning card Leonie, so inspirational and the masking the sentiment technique and over stamping, cannot wait to try this. I'm new to paper crafting so stamping etc. Is a new world for me so your blogs are exciting, thank you x

Tracy Welham said...

Oh it's stunning, gorgeous blue, very striking! Hope you had a good time at the Wedding. Creative Blessings, Tracy x

Sarah Brennan said...

Absolutely amazing. Love the layering up and the masking off to overstamp. That peacock feather is fantastic. Hope you weren't late to the wedding - but the card would be worth it!

Siobhan Brignull said...

beautiful card

Linda Simpson said...

Simply stunning! I do love the colour and feather. Another great step by step too.
Linda xx

Mary Ault said...

lovely card Leonie I do love the feather.
Hope you had a great day x

hollyberry said...

Beautiful card and I love the sentiment. The colour is very striking and the feather gorgeous.
Hope the you weren't late for the wedding, that your outfit matched your finger tips and that everyone had a wonderful time.

Pam Vickery said...

That card is lovely, original, beautiful words, and a lovely colour too. Hope you had a fab day.
Palm x :)

Jackie Durrant said...

Your card is absolutely beautiful Leonie and the sentiment words are so special. Hope you had a lovely time best wishes Jackie x

Sally H said...

It is gorgeous, Leonie! I think you have captured the colours perfectly.

carol edwards said...

Beautiful card Leoni and the colours are just wonderful. Hope the day went well and you enjoyed it all x

karenlotty said...

Leonie! You say you did this all in a rush! it looks stunning I hope you enjoyed the day and didn't get too cold. We had our first snow of the season today

Kitty Davies said...

Hi Leonie.
A beautiful card. Thank you.
I hope you had a great time.
Take care Kitty.

Loti Bradley said...

Gorgeous card! Love the sentiment too 😘

HeatherT said...

Hi Leonie,
What a stunning card, I love the sentiment.
Thanks for sharing,

gwen70 said...

Fabulous card, love the feather and sentiment

Margaret A said...

Absolutely outstanding. Am now off to find that stamp. X

Margaret A said...

Absolutely outstanding. Am now off to find that stamp. X

Anne Chilvers said...

Wow, absolutely stunning x

Chrissie Roberts said...

Catching up today as I've missed blog reading for a few days. This is a stunner Leonie and a great tutorial with it.

Tracy May said...

It's stunning card. I love that peacock feather stamp!! And the blue ink is stunning!!