Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Wedding rocker card with pillow effect embossing.

Good afternoon to everyone,

What a beautiful afternoon it is too. Had my first craft fair of the season last week and I have to say, it was lovely. It was a fund raiser for a choir in my area called 'A Handful of Harmonies.' What a great crowd they were and I had a fairly successful day, but I do think the wedding season may be upon us because I now have three orders for wedding cards.

Although I had three different cards on my stall to choose from, the one everyone went for was my 'Wedding Rocker', which can be found here. So it would seem simple white is the order of the day, so with that thought in mind I decided to design another similar card.

I've had this idea floating around in my head for a while and was planning to do it in double sided printed papers, then the curls on the topper would be a contrasting colour. For this design I decided to use some pearlized card I bought to print on, but it was unsuitable. I have to say though, it's PERFECT for this card. It looks like royal icing. Yum.

The dies I used are the grand large scalloped ovals from Spellbinders. These dies are perfect for rocker cards. I have to admit to going to town a bit on this card, it took ages, but I think the end result is worth it. The largest die was used for the rocker base. It was cut twice, then one was folded lengthways to create the rocker and the second used as the base layer. The second layer, made with die no2, was embossed at 1cm intervals in a crisscross design. The effect is lovely, it looks cushioned, but I have to admit, my favourite part is the topper.

First, I cut two shapes using the no5 die. Onto the bottom layer I printed and embossed 'Wedding' in silver, using my Clarity word chain stamp. This one is in set no1, I love the typography type arty font, I'm so into this style at the moment. I then marked the centre of the second layer and cut the cross using a craft knife. I curled the edges with my bone folder before sticking onto the bottom layer with wet glue to allow a bit of manoeuvrability. Before sticking I cut  the embossed edge from the bottom layer to make it smaller, then you don't have to be so precise.

The flower was made using the spellbinders daisy die and floral flourishes die to add some more detail. It was secured with a large pearl brad from my stash. A couple of pearls on the topper and I decided to stop there. What, no ribbon? I hear you say. I don't think it needed it, I love it just as it is, what do you think?

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  1. Stunning cardJools!!!! Thanks for sharing it with the ladybugs, it's really inspired me to break out the embossing folders, love the flower die too, I'm wondering who it's by? Love it, Julie x

  2. Derrrrrf, lol, if I'd read with my glasses on I'd have seen, Spellbinders! X

    1. Hi Julie, thanks for coming by and leaving your lovely message. Glad you read which die for the flowers. Did the embossing the hard way, with my Hougie board. Not that bad though, it does the work for you. xx

  3. Love the peek a boo card! Thanks for joining us this week at Love to Create!

    LTC DT
    Anyone for Anya DT
    Stampavie and More DT
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  4. Beautiful shaped wedding card love the white on white,great embossing and love the flower die and curled back edges-thanks for joining us at Crafty Girls
    Carol DT x

  5. This is gorgeous! I LOVE the classic elegance......stunning! THANKS for joining us at Love to Create Challenge!!

  6. This is gorgeous. I'll have to give this a go myself as I have just purchased these dies. Thanks for playing along at ABC Challenges.


  7. Gorgeous wedding card!
    Thank you for joining our Vintage Romance Challenge at Love to Create this week.
    Ruza, LTC Admin/Designer
    Ruza's Craft Corner

  8. Stunning card thank you for joining us last week at Artistic Inspirations (sorry I am late commenting don't know where the time goes) Hugs Tania (DT)

  9. Absolutely gorgeous card Jools! I LOVE the scalloped shape...didn't realize there was a scalloped oval in the Grand Nesties and they're now on my wish list :-D The embossing is fab and so are the flowers. Thanks so much for joining our WOW challenge at LCI this fortnight xx

  10. Gorgeous & elegant wedding design...the white on white is fantastic. Cheers, Shirleyx