Tuesday, October 23, 2012

For The Newlyweds (CQC160)

Hey blog friends, hope you are doing well! This is for a sweet couple that got married over the weekend, Michele and Devon. It's actually my stepsister-in-law's sister who got married. My family is blended in just about every which way, and I am very lucky to have such an awesome and FUN big family! :) I was really bummed that we could not make it to the wedding, but with carpet going in on Friday (and all the subsequent ripping out old carpet, cleaning, sorting, repainting trim, etc.), me beginning teaching this week, Collin's science fair project due, and Ian serving as acolyte in church on Sunday morning.... I sadly didn't have even a couple hours to spare. Which stinks because I really think a wedding is something you should MAKE time for! I just really don't even have time to make right now. But I am too blessed to be stressed! Onto the card!

Up top is the pretty palette for ColourQ this week, LOVE the purple/orange combo. :)

Anyway, I thought these were really pretty colors and didn't necessarily have to be a Halloween card. I thought they would make pretty wedding card colors, too! I hope the happy couple likes this :)

This was one of those projects that should have been far simpler than it actually was! Man, I was tired when I sat down, and my desk was a mess. Both these things led to rookie mistake after rookie mistake from this experienced crafter! I think it turned out ok, I was just bummed that what should have been a ten minute card took over an hour, since my desk was such a pit, I kept losing everything! I even spent 5 minutes searching for my paper trimmer. Yes, it's over a foot long, LOL! ;)

I also had to redo everything multiple times....The main panel was die cut and stamped 3x before I got it right. The ribbon was supposed to be a pretty bow, and I just couldn't get it tied prettily enough. The hole for the ribbon to go through tore a bit. In the end, I decided to do a french bow, they always look nice and lay flat. I hand cut the vellum banner, which started out as  a fishtail banner, but then that was too wide, and I did want the card to fit in a regular A2 sized envelope, so I made a pointy-end banner instead. All in all I think it turned out pretty, in SPITE of all my mistakes!  I ended up smudging the card in a couple places with inky fingers, fortunately nowhere that couldn't be covered up! Anyway, I hope they like it, that's all that really matters. :)

Hope you all are doing well, too! Biggest hugs, INSANE week ahead, but I do have a VERY cool post for  craftstorageideas.com going up tomorrow, I will link you up here, chickadees, just in case you aren't subscribed over there yet! Also, a cute (and pretty creative, if I do say so myself) card is going up for the challenge that will go live at Can You Digi It? in just a little bit after this one, so if you came here from ColourQ, refresh and scroll up to see that one too!

xo, Noelle

supply list: stamps and dies: Papertrey Ink; cardstock and ink: Stampin' Up!; ribbon: American crafts; brads: Recollections; vellum; heat tool; black embossing powder; corner rounder: EK Success


LeAnne said...

I know how you feel with those "rookie" mistakes! This is beautiful, though, glad you persevered. I like that you took the colors in a non-Halloween direction!

Lynn said...

You need to take a break for yourself! :) This card is gorgeous! I love that you used the colors for a non-halloween card! Gorgeous!

Kim S said...

I've lost my big paper trimmer on my desk before too - it's amazing where it can hide!! Your card is fantastic. I would never have thought "wedding" with those colors but have used them perfectly!

Annette said...

your cards are always so amazing...i love this....so pretty