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Friday, August 5, 2016

Let's Craft and Create Challenge #116: Wedding/Wedding Anniversary...

Today is the start of another great challenge over on Let's Craft and Create. Wedding and anniversary cards are so much fun to make, as they can be elegant, amusing, shabby chic, CAS, or anything in between. The occasion is a happy one, so I always try to build in some "happy" when I'm making one of these cards.

The LCC Design Team has created some amazing cards to inspire you, so I hope you'll jump over to Let's Craft and Create and click on all the wonderful examples to get the details on how to make them. For my part, I created this card, using lots of flourish and sparkle (that's MY definition of "happy"):

I actually won a number of gem flourishes a loooooong time ago, so I was happy to have the perfect occasion to use one of them. I've had the sparkly cardstock in my stash for ages, too, so I was also thrilled to be able to use it.

If you look closely, you'll also see that I used a gem to dot the "j" in my heat-embossed sentiment. There's no such thing as too much sparkle, right?

Here's another view, trying to catch some of the pretty sparkle with my camera.

I tried to really dress up the inside of my card for this one. I used my sewing machine to attach to the left side a small square of the same gray cardstock that was used for my card base. The sewing was done before I added anything to the front of my card so that the stitches wouldn't show.

Then I added a Spellbinders Marvelous Squares die-cut to frame my pocket and cover the stitches. I added a couple of die-cut hearts (from the same CS that was used on the front) and some gems and my gift card pocket was done.

My inside sentiment was computer-generated and the four corner decorations were also cut with one of the dies from the Marvelous Squares set. 

That's it for my card today. Now I hope you'll visit Let's Craft and Create, visit all the other team members' blogs and enter a wedding or anniversary card into the challenge. Your card could be the winning entry!

Thanks so much for stopping by, and remember to laugh--a little or a lot--every day.


Unknown said...

Such an elegant card Cheryl. Thank you for your DT inspiration.
Mary x

designbydonna said...

Beautiful card Cheryl. I love the idea of a gift card pocket inside. Great occasion to use up the bling flourishes.

Mona Pendleton said...

Beautiful card Cheryl inside and out! Love the fancy shimmery silver and bling!

Stampsnob. said...

Thinking I will have another wedding cards were not so beautiful 53 years ago ...........Lis

Lynne in NI said...

Oooh lovin your fab blingy swirl, that was a perfect choice of DP too :)

Glittered Paws said...

Beautiful card - and isn't it funny that we save the "fancy" bling - I just used a bling flourish that I have had for well quite a while. Love all the shimmer and bling.

Hannelie said...

Pure elegance!
Love the sparkle on the outside, and amazing inside of your card!