Sunday, 5 February 2012

Old Meets New

Good afternoon,

During the weekend I have been working on a very special card for a friend at work to give to her, son and Daughter-in-law to be, next week they will be getting married and I was honoured to be asked to make the wedding card.

I was asked for a Red, black and cream card, and I know that the bride is planning on having red roses in her bouquet, so I started off with my favourite retired set A rose is a rose, of course you can't make a wedding card with out another retired set I can't seem to let go of, Mr & Mrs.

I found the inspiration for the layout  on a sketch challenge called Freshly Made Sketches, a challenge that I've been meaning to enter for a long time, but never got around to


As you can see the sketch is meant to be a side opening DL card, but I was asked for an 8"x8" card, I hope the ladies don't mind that I've adapted it for my needs.

As I was asked to use red in the card, I choose the gorgeously deep Cherry Cobbler which fits perfectly with the PPA colour challenge

I stamped the flower spray from the Mr & Mrs stamp set  using my stamp-a-ma-jig, in alternate lines of Cherry Cobbler and Basic Black, to make the background paper, which means along with the rose that my card also fits the Paper Players challenge which this week is to use flowers on your card, perfect!


So without further a do ( or should that be I DO) here is the card


As you can see I've mixed my retired products with current ones, I love the Mocha Morning DSP, the texture is so great, and gives that luxurious feel, along with Black satin ribbon.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend, xx

12 comments:

Ann Schach said...

This is gorgeous, Kelly! So classy and elegant! The "pop" of red from the rose is the perfect touch! Thanks for playing with the Pals at Pals Paper Arts!

Lesley said...

Lovely and so beautiful! Perfect for the wedding, I wish your friend well. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Maggie said...

Gorgeous color combination! =)

Darcie Bardach said...

gorgeous card!!! it's always nice to see lesser-known wheels incorporated into cards, it keeps me guessing, instead of bored with the onslaught of mini products. kudos!

Linda Callahan said...

Love the repeated pattern! The black is such a stunning accent!

Tui Nathan said...

What a lovely card, so elegant and so very perfect for the occasion!
Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

Nance Leedy said...

So beautiful, Kelly! I love the MM paper for a wedding card--so rich and elegant. Lovely job on the background stamping and the rose is the perfect focal point. Gorgeous! Thank you for joining my flower challenge at The Paper Players!

Ruth M said...

Oooh, very rich and opulent, perfect wedding card! Ruth x

My Creative Side said...

This is beautiful. I love the colors! I am sure they will love it too!

Jen Timko said...

Beautiful! Such an elegant card. They are sure to love it! Glad you joined us at Freshly Made Sketches!

jaydee said...

Kelly, love your fabulously elegant take on the sketch this week. I know Shaun and Shanna will cherish this beautifully crafted card. I am so pleased you shared it with the Paper Players this week
Jaydee

Anne Marie Hile said...

Kelly this is beautiful! I love that patterned paper paired wth the elegant rose. So glad you joined us this week at the Paper Players! :)