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Monday, 30 January 2012

Caribbean Wedding

Where has the time gone - we are already approaching February.  I don't know about anyone else, I do believe the older you get the quicker the days/months/years go by.

A friend asked my to make a wedding card for her niece who was getting married abroad - my remit was "anything bright with blue and to reflect the Caribbean" and hopefully I achieved that.  It was a chance for me to use different colours to my usual wedding cards.

The card had to fold flat as it would be travelling to the wedding destination, so I decided to make a double easel card with different shaped easels to add a bit more interest.  I stayed with 3 different colours - blue, orange & yellow throughout. As you can see I loved using the spellbinder edgeabilities to form the base in the 3 colours and also the large easel background.

The first topper on the large easel was a picture of the couple and framed with various layers of spellbinders classic and scalloped hearts.  The other topper was made from one of my new heart lac'e dies - which did all the hard work and produced beautiful work, I could not have cut them freehand with the same precision. I punched a 2" circle and then kept winding organza ribbon to form a flower rosette (secured along the way with double sided tape) which hopefully represented a Caribbean flower.

The second easel was made from labels 8 and stamped with stamps from Inkylicious Special Day Flourish.

For the main stopper I brayered gloss card with Kaleidacolour Desert Heat Inkpad (an alternative to Big & Juicy).  I cut a strip the length of the card and stamped palm trees and on a small piece of the same card used the smallest heart die and then stamped a couple walking (Stampscape Stamps) which was placed on the long strip - stopper for 1st easel.  Last of all I had been given the 3D flip flops, as they were the wrong colour I distressed them with Wild Honey and Dried Marigold and these created the stopper for the 2nd easel.

I am entering this little creation into the following challenges:

Allsorts Challenge - One or More Hearts
Paper Creations Ink - Love/Romance
Inky Impressions Challenges - Heart You
The Pixie Cottage - Love & Kisses
Corrosive Challenges - I Heart You
Crazy 4 Challenges - Layer It On
Make It Monday - Anything Goes
The Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge - Ribbons
Drunken Stampers Challenge - Something New
Do You Stackup - Ribbons
Truly Madly Crafty Challenges - Anything Goes
Stamps R Us Challenges - Valentine/Love
Paper Pretties - Love
Sweet Stamps - Love
Hooked On Craft Challenges - Something Bright
Penny Black At Allsorts - Hearts & Love
Simply Create Too - Love Is In The Air

As always thanks for stopping by, all your comments are welcomed and very appreciated.

Take Care
Hugs xx


  1. Maria this is beautiful, and such gorgeous rich warm colours, thanks for joining us at inky impressions. Joey x

  2. This is such a beautiful card Maria and I'm sure the happy couple will love it. Love all the extra details you have added and the colours are so hot and bright - perfect for the destination.
    x catherine

  3. Wow...what a great card...I love that tag "look" off to the side and the beautiful flower! Thanks for joining Inky Impressions.

  4. Very pretty card, I'm sure the couple will love it! Thanks for joining us at DYSU!

  5. Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at Paper CReations Ink. Hugs, Julia

  6. a gorgeous creation and lovely use of the ribbon, thank you so much for sharing your lovely work with us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge
    Hugs Kate xx
    ps I have candy if you are interested :)

  7. Beautiful card and I just love your flower. Thank you so much for joining us for our “Heart You” Challenge over at Inky Impressions Challenges. I hope you have a wonderful week and good luck.


  8. Hi Maria, Thank you so much for entering this card into the Allsorts Challenge this week, what a perfect card for a tropical wedding - having seen in in the flesh it was even more gorgeous. The colours were so warming and the flower is superb! I am sure the couple were over the moon with it. Bye for now Jo x

  9. This is gorgeous! I love the flower and the colors. So glad you joined us at Drunken Stampers!

  10. Wow...what a challenge you had for yourself and you knocked it out of the ballpark. I love the toppers you've selected. The cute couple in the heart is perfect and that flower is amazing and looks very Caribbean!
    Your layout for the pace is perfect with the trees and walking couple. Love that you stained the flip flops to match! So very pretty! Nicely done. :)

    Thank you for playing along with us at Make It Monday!
    Remember, for a chance to win the prize from our sponsor, leave a comment for another entry and mention that you saw them on Make It Monday.
    Lisa xx

  11. p.s...thanks for the eye candy. LOL...didn't notice that until after I left your comment. LOL... That was nice surprise. :D

  12. Beautiful creation. Thanks for joining our ribbons challenge at SCSC
    Tracy x

  13. This is just fabulous! Love the colours. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


  14. Gorgeous! Love the not so traditional colors! Thanks for joining us at DYSU.

  15. Wow, what a beautiful double easel! Love how you made the two easels different.
    Thanks for joining us at The Pixie Cottage this week!

  16. What a gorgeous card! I can't imagine anyone being anything other than excited to receive this! Thanks for joining in at the Paper Pretties Love Challenge this week!
    Cheryl First
    Paper Pretties DT

  17. What gorgeous project, love it so much!

    Thanks for playing along with us at Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge this week, hope to see your nice works again!

    Hugs, Franz.

  18. Thank You For Joining Paper Creations Ink; We Always Enjoy Seeing Your Creative Talents! We hope that you have a wonderful weekend!

  19. This is a gorgeous project, Maria! I love what you did with the ribbon! It must have taken such a long time to create this lovely work of art! Thank you so much for joining us at Hooked on Craft Challenges!


  20. Maria,

    As always you have achieved your remit. Great to see such different colours in a wedding card and inspires me to think about asking more often about favourite colours etc of people I make 'special' cards for.

    Keep up the good work

    Best wishes and good luck with your up and coming activities.


    Lady Aperture

  21. Great selection of colours, just perfect for the 'Caribbean Wedding'. The flips just add that 'something'!


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