Friday, July 2, 2010

Silver hearts

Greetings again - I am back again as I managed an afternoon in the studio - and I must say I really enjoyed it, so I hope you enjoy this post.

We were very excited to hear yesterday that a young lady from our church has become engaged - the proposal was all very romantic with the gentleman going down on one knee to ask her hand in marriage!!

I had something slightly different to this in mind when I started out, but I am pleased with this result.  The black, red and silver is quite dramatic, and are colours that my friend wears a lot.  

I had decided from the outset to make an easel card for the Cuttlebug "Be Inspired" challenge.    wanted to use this stamp from the Layers of Colors Joyful Noise set, and ended up using it this way, embossing it in silver on the black, rather than how I first thought.  The random hearts and the greeting are from stamp sets from The Warehouse (think Michaels in the States).  

The black layer of card was then mounted on a layer of thin silver metallic shim, and then onto a red base card.

The base of the easel is in white card, and I used a punched boarder as the 'stopper', and added silver rhinestones for a bit of bling.

Three silver embossed crosses from the Layers of Color 'Gothic Crosses' set were added  to remind them to keep Christ as the pre-eminent partner of their relationship.

This section was finished off with a red ribbon and bow.

To add a wee bit of bling to the front of the card I put silver rhinestones on the ends of the curls of the flourish, and on the dot of the 'i' 
This card was a real pleasure to make, and I do hope you have enjoyed the 'story' of it's construction.

I am entering this in these challenges

               Cuttlebug Be Inspired Challenge #90 - Easel Card
       Practical Scrapper - Border  Punches and Decorative Edge Scissors

Thank  you for calling in, and may your day be blessed.


Lovely Linda said...

Hi Maxine - this is fabulous - and what a romantic occassion! I love the dramatic colours and those gorgeous Layers of Color images! Your easel card is just divine!! Thanks for sharing - I am glad you got to craft - it is inspiring - I need to get the embossing powders out....sigh!
Linda LOC Design Team

Sasya said...

oh wow, this is beautiful!! i love the red accents!
thank you for playing along with Practical Scrappers!! :)


Laura Kirste Campbell said...

Lovely, Maxine! I'm glad you shared the details! I love the accents on the flourish and the meaning for adding the crosses. What a special gift!

coldwaters2 said...

Fabulous card Maxine I love the easel shape and design this is wonderful work.
Lorraine x

June Houck said...

What a lovely and elegant card for the happy couple. So much love went into making this card, it is better than any present!

June Houck

Anonymous said...

This is sooo beautiful..great design
Thanks for joining in with the cuttlebug challenges

Unknown said...

Just lovely! I love the Joyful Noise stamp! so beautful!!!! Thanks for joining us this week at Practical Scrappers!
Kim xXx

Pam said...

What an absolutely lovely card!! It is truly beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Practical Scrapper this week.

Sandee Shanabrough said...

Just gorgeous!!!! Great easel card!!! Thanks so much for joining us this week at the Cuttlebug Challenge Blog!

Imagine That Digistamp said...

Hi Maxine! This is so BEAUTIFUL and the newly engaged couple will adore this I'm sure! LOVE the silver embossing and the way you used these Layers of Color stamps!! =) Very sweet!