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Monday, 24 September 2012

"Forever and Ever, Our Hearts Will Be True"

Hello fellow crafters,

While I was making this card, I found that I was singing the lovely old song "Forever and Ever, Our Hearts Will be True" over and over. September is always the most popular month in which to have a wedding here in Australia (although ours was in July), it being the first month of Spring.

I made this twisted easel card for Emily, a lovely young lady we have known since she was a little girl, and Phil, her bridegroom, who we have never met.
The card base and die-cuts are all white pearlised card. I cut the hearts with Spellbinders Classic Scalloped Hearts, sponged the edges with Versacube Petal Pink, then embossed them with Cuttlebug 'Birds and Swirls'. The scrolled border strips are cut with Cuttlebug 'Floral Borders', and softly sponged also. I used various Carl punches to cut the flowers and ferns, and placed a flat backed pearl in the centre of each flower.
I cut the die-cut for our personal message with Spellbinders Nestabilities 'Lacey Circles'.
I think I must have been having a 'senior moment' when I took the photos, because I didn't take a piccie of the card lying flat - the vertical portion at the back is also decorated - you can just see the tip of a flower peeking out. I present all my dimensional cards in clear acetate boxes, so when this card is flat, the entire 'front' is decorated as if it is a flat card. (I have not explained myself very articulately, but I am sure you will know what I am trying to say).

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges -
The Crafty Pad #189 - 'Inspired By a Song' (Forever and Ever) (Top 5)
The Squirrel and the Fox #27 - 'Celebrate the Occasion'
My Mum's Craft Shop #75 - 'Hearts and Flowers'
Little Claire's Designs #25 - 'Stand Up Straight'
Raise The Bar #112 - 'Damask or Swirls' (Winner)

Until next time, thank you for visiting,
Hugs,
Jennifer. x






14 comments:

  1. Simply gorgeous hun, love it! Hugs Sxx

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  2. beautiful! Thanks for playing along with us this week at My Mums Craft shop with our hearts and flowers challenge - Good Luck and hope you will join us again soon! Hugs Katrina (DT coordinator) x

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  3. A beautiful card. So much detail and pretty colours.

    thank you for joining Little Claire's blog challenge.

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  4. Gorgeous card - love the embossed effect on the hearts.

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  5. Beautiful card, thanks for joining in our challenge this month over at Little Claire, Heidi

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  6. What a great card & a fab song too! Thanks for sharing it with us at The Crafty Pad for our Inspired By A Song Challenge
    Good Luck
    Hugs
    Dawn xx

    PS Don’t forget there's less than a week left to enter in the BCA Think Pink Challenges at The Crafty Pad and Dawn's Crafting too!

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  7. A beautiful card for a beautiful occasion. So pleased you could join us at The Squirrel and The Fox for our challenge this fortnight.
    Tracey
    x

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  8. Oh Jennifer this is SO pretty! I love the beautiful design and delicate details! Thank you so much for joining us in our damask/swirls challenge over at Raise The Bar this week!
    ~*Joni RTB DT

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  9. Oh WOW this is so beautiful.
    luv
    Debby

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  10. Gorgeous, and a lovely keepsake for them,

    Liz x

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  11. What a special card for a special event Jennifer! Vicky x

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  12. This is absolutely gorgeous Jennifer, I'm sure Emily and her new husband will be thrilled to receive it. I love the pearlised sheen the cardstock has... perfect for a wedding card.
    Cheers,
    Beccy

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  13. Wow Jennifer this is so delicate and totally romantic - perfect and very original too! I bet they both absolutely loved it!
    Hugs
    pauline x

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