Sunday, 7 September 2014

Upcoming Special Wedding

Good afternoon! I hope you are having a relaxing afternoon wherever you are in the world today? Here in Melbourne it is Father's Day and a gorgeous sunny Spring Day it is too - 21 degrees Celsius with a slightly cool wind….so not quite Summer yet :-)
In our family there is another special day coming up soon  - my baby sister (Ok, she's obviously not a baby anymore…) is getting married to her partner of almost 10 years.

So of course  I want to make her and her lovely husband to be a special card. I know she doesn't have time to check out the blog so it is quite safe - if I thought for a moment she might then this post wouldn't be here :-) But two weeks out from her wedding…..well, you get the picture!!

And I also wanted to update a card I made some months back that actually won a challenge at Just Add Ink - and meant I had an exciting opportunity to be a Guest Designer for them for a challenge too! So you can see that post here but here is the original card:

So whilst I still like a lot about the card the flower stamp has now retired and I wanted to update it with a current one and less sponging on the chevrons.

So here is the new version:

Quite similar isn't it? So how many differences can you see?

There are only four :-) Firstly the flower has been changed,; also the card base is now Pink Pirouette; and there is an addition of a Brushed gold card layer  - and now NO sponging on the chevrons :-)

Card stock: Pink Pirouette, Pool Party, Brushed Gold, Gold Foil Specialty, Whisper White
Designer Series Paper: Gold Vellum specialty
Inks: Versamark, Strawberry Slush, Pink Pirouette
Stamps: Sassy Salutations, Flower Patch
Accessories: Big Shot, Flower Fair Framelits, Oval Framelits,Beautiful Wings Embossilits,  Gold EP, Gold Sequin Trim, Chevron border punch, Heat Tool, Hemp Twine (Retired)

This is one of those cards I have been meaning to update for some time and so it feels good to get it done especially with some time to spare! As you can see there were lots of elements of the original I kept but just a few little changes can make a big impact.
Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by today!

Happy stamping until next time,



  1. Love the updated version Jan. it's elegant,clean & crisp! I like the flower & the fact that your twine creates another flower behind it!!! I'm sure your sister will love it!!! -Katerina

    1. Thank you so much Katerina! Thought it was about time this got a "makeover" :-) So glad you like it too!