Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Modern Wedding

Recently a couple of friends got married but they kept everything very quiet from everyone..even their own families. So I was very pleased that they shared the news with us before it all happened and we had a chance to buy them a little gift and for me to be able to make them a card.

As you must have already realised this couple are not into the white wedding, going down the aisle, honeymoon sort of people.  They are the most 'cool' without really trying young couple I know so I tried to reflect that in the card I made for them.  It has a bit of tradition on it..the cake but that's about it!!

The card base is 6" x 6" white and the striped backing paper (printed onto white card) is from my craft CD Craft The Year Away, the My July Collection.  The layer for under the image come from the same collection.  It's one of the 'plain' papers, which of course are never completely plain they always have a pattern or effect on them to make them much more interesting..well I think so anyway!

The topper is made with a digital stamp from the choice on the last Papercraft Factory CD Wishes & Kisses. Actually the cake is one of the stamps and the 'I Do' section is a sentiment on there that I messed about with in the workspace on the CD to resize it and position it right over the little Bride and Groom.  I used Promarkers to colour the image and I followed the colours as closely as I could on the backing paper. I added a little glossy accent to the heart on the top tier but you can't really see it that well on the picture. 

Next I wrapped white satin ribbon around the printed card, attached the topper at an angle and then added a couple of light brown heart brads from my vast brad stash through the ribbon.  I mounted the whole thing onto the base card with 2mm deep foam pads.

I hope they liked it, I know they had a wonderful day with just a few of their closest friends around them.  Actually thinking about it all really, they had a wedding day that was all about them, not all the wedding stuff we are really used to having, I think that is really great.  They love each other, they plan to be together for ever, they got married. Nice and simple.

Before I go I have to mention the Get Funky Blog Challenge for this month. Amanda has set us a perfect challenge for this time of the year 'Christmas is for the Kids' so you can create anything you like it doesn't have to be a card, just something with children and Christmas in mind.  All your entry needs to have is one Funky Hand product on it somewhere. I even help you out with that and offer a, what I call Funky Freebie, backing paper to download for free on my website www.funkyhand.com  Get over to the Get Funky Blog and take a look at the great inspiration cards that the Funky Hand Design Team have been posting every few days. You still have plenty of time to join in, the challenge doesn't end until the 14th November and you could win your choice of a Funky Hand download collection as a prize.

OK that's it for me today, speak again very soon.
Anice xx


  1. hiyah anice!
    i just love this card hun, the papers look awesome,especially that striped funky one.I bet they loved it.
    huge hugs Lou xxx

  2. Love the colours on your paper, reminds me of neopolitan ice cream for some reason - don't know how the blue fits in with that though.
    Have you outlined in grey promarker? Looks good.
    A really modern card, love it.
    Sue x

  3. I really like your card, and the way you have matched the card style to the happy couple. Love the non traditional colours and funky brads too.

  4. Fab card, it has a quirky feel to it, love the colours.


  5. Lovely modern card x

  6. Yes Sue, I outlined the image with Promarker Cool Grey 1
    Anice xx

  7. I love your card Anice. I wish I had the guts to use the papers with the wide stripes, I always shy away from those but I do like them :) xx

    PS, thank you for your lovely comments on my blog x

  8. I love the colours of that backing paper - must hunt it out again!

  9. This is fab - do like the colours and it looks rather chocolatey too - cake like!!


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