A Day For Roses

I made this card to celebrate my baby brother's wedding to his beautiful bride. My sister in law was breathtaking on their wedding day and my lil' brother didn't look too shabby himself. Their day was filled with special moments, beautiful scenery and wonderful family and friends and stunning roses. The details and little touches that went into their wedding day were sophisticated and beautiful and all carefully crafted by my very clever and beautiful sister in law.

I didn't have my kit in the country to be able to make them a wedding card at the time, so I've made one 'after the fact' but if you know me, you'll know, I may run a little late, but it's always made with care and a lotta' love!

I wanted the stamp I used to be equally sophisticated as their wedding day was and utterly love this wonderful stamp from 'A Day for Daisies'. It is called - You May Kiss The Bride.

The beautiful paper I've used was from the set I won from the lovely Bev Rochester a while back. Most of the papers were labelled, but this one lost it's tag, so I have no idea which paper designer it's from. It's so pretty though, with soft dreamy colours. If anyone happens to know these papers do let me know so I can update the info. I chose this paper because of the beautiful roses on it, as my sister in law had chosen the most stunning roses to adorn her wedding day. I wanted it to have gentle not sharp contrast with the base card, so chose craft card rather than white.

I kept the design very simple as I really wanted to show off the pretty paper, just finishing with a lovely wide shiny satin ribbon topped with some very pretty cream cotton lace and another thin latte coloured ribbon which I tied in a bow. I have a 'Top Tip' for you too, because my base ribbon was pale coloured and slightly see through, I only put a strip of runner glue down the centre, which would then be obscured by the lace and top ribbon, fixing at the back of the base paper with a little more runner glue and some tape for secure fixing, leaving no raw selvages and a nice tidy finish. I completed the card with four tiny latte coloured flat backed pearls from MeiFlower and the front page was done.

This pic was taken under lamp light to show the lovely shiny satin ribbon.

The image was coloured with my trusty Promarkers and I simply added a little Star Dust Stickles to the veil for shimmer. A simple but elegant card design was what I was after. I used a pretty rectangular Spellbinders die for the image and edged it with both Memento Desert Sand ink and the very edge with Tim Holtz Tea Dye Distress ink. I edged the papers in the Tea Dye ink too. To the inside of the card, I added a lovely sentiment from a Magnolia stamp which I felt had just the right wording. I used Memento Desert Sand to ink it, to keep the light romantic theme of the front.


That's the card, so you can stop there if you like. But for those who'd enjoy seeing a few pics from my baby brothers special day, carry on :)

My lil' family all dressed up for the happy occasion.

Yasmin's beautiful table dressings.

Their lovely wedding cake.

More beautiful flowers from the day.

My cheeky chappy Zac standing on the terrace
where the ceremony was held on Waiheke Island.

My Georgie starting her yummy dessert.
Especially done for the kids with a cute 'Kiwi' wafer.

Well that's it folks. A big long post with all the extra photos, but hope you enjoyed seeing a little of my brother's special day. Annoyingly, I didn't take pics of the bride and groom that day, as I'd gone a bit mad at my other brothers wedding the week before and Greg banned me from using the camera!

Update: My brother gave me a pic I could post of him and his lovely bride on their wedding day. My Georgie is giving Yasmin a horseshoe. Aren't they a stunning couple?!

Challenges Entered:
A Day For Daisies: #75 ~ Add Some Shine (My lovely shiny satin ribbons)
Eclectic Ellapu: Anything Goes
Allsorts Challenge: #217 ~ Kraft It
Crafty Ribbons Challenge: #54 ~ Anything Goes With Ribbon
Top Tip Tuesday: #106 ~ Spooled Items (3 - cotton lace, wide & thin satin ribbon)
Crafts & Me: #139 ~ Anything Goes
Crafting Muskateers: #3 ~ Ribbons & Pearls
Paper Crafting Journey: Punches and/or Diecuts
ABC Challenge: R for Roses and/or Red
Divas By Design: Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly: Die-ing For A Punch (Working out some crafty frustration girls? Hehe)


coops said…
wow fabulous card wendy.really beautiful paper and I love the stunning image and delicate colours.
your pics are beautiful too hun, congrats to your brother and his new wife :D

xx coops xx
Louise said…
Beautiful card, very elegant. Thanks for joining us at ABC for our challenge
hugs Louise
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KraftyKoolKat said…
A gorgeous card and lovely wedding photo's. Thank you so much for sharing your lovely creation with us at Paper Crafting Journey.

Cathy DT
Sarah said…
Many congratulations to your brother and his new wife. Your card is beautiful, so elegant with the gorgeous image and muted colours. Thank you so much for joining us at Allsorts for our Kraft It challenge this week x
beautiful card.Hope to see you in future challenges.

Elaine aka Ellapu
Owner of
Eclectic Ellapu
Altered Eclectics
Elaine said…
Your card is perfect Wendy, and even more so now I've seen some of the wedding photos.
It's soft, delicate and very elegant. Yep..perfect.

Thank you for sharing your photos, beautiful!!

Big hugs
Elaine xx
Pop's Cards said…
Hi sweetie this is gorgeous I love the colours too a fabulous creation, such gorgeous photos too hugs pops x x x
Jennifer said…
Love your gorgeous card....and thanks for sharing your fab photos, they're beautiful! xx Jenny xx
Lisa Minckler said…
Everyone just looked gorgeous and dashing in those photographs and your card had to of stolen the show! That looked like such a wonderful wedding and your card to brother suited them to a T. :)
Love your use of spooled items here as well. The mixture of widths, textures and colors look fantastic together like that!

You read my mind. Just the other day I was telling a crafty buddy of mine
that I thought dryer sheets should be the new 'cheesecloth' and here you go
making a ribbon out of it...LOVE that tip and your steampunk owl tag is
fantastic!!! Excellent use of spooled items as well. :)

Thank you so much for playing along with us at Top Tip Tuesday and sharing
your talents with us!
Lisa xx

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