Saturday, September 25, 2010

Pretty Pink Wedding for Carmel to gift Amy

I made this one to order for Peter's Sister Carmel to give to her Granddaughter for her Wedding Day in October - no they don't know about my blog! ;)  My instructions were very limited, "She likes pink, it's for her Wedding day in October".  Nothing else which made it easy and difficult at the same time.  Initially I was thinking just pink and white but it looked a bit too girly and feminine, by incorporating a bit of black and grey I think it formalises the whole affair, add's a hint of masculinity (think Men in Black/Grey suits) and helps by adding contrast to the end result.

All card stock Stampin Up - Whisper White, Going Grey and Pink Pirouette.  The pattern paper is a scrap from a Wedding Stack which was given me by a friend - thanks Deb C:)
The cake is one of my friend Sharons Magnolia Stamps which I have stamped twice, cutting out the whole cake and from the second image taking the bow, mounted with tiny thin foam squares.  
In hind sight I would do this in 3 layers making the plate my bottom layer, then the cake, then the bow.  Three pink copics were used to colour the cake and the clear Spica pen was added to the bow and icing(plate) below the cake.  Pearls from stash were used to highlight the larger dotty pattern on the cake and stickles to the smaller ones.  The whole thing was spritzed with Pearl Glimmer mist.

The Oval is Cuttlebug embossed with small hearts then mounted on pink pirouette scallop oval (Spellbinders Nestables) and the rectangle "label" behind was cut down at the embossed edge and then embossed with Swiss Dots before mounting on Going Grey and stitched together with white cotton using grey in the bobbin to high light the stitching holes.  Edges inked with Pink and black inks and foam mounted between the double layers for added dimension.
Lacey border panel punched with borrowed Martha Stewart Punch and enhanced with pink organza ribbon with pretty silver detail edges and a heart charm dangles on chain links from the bow.  Doily mounted on the pink and spritzed with the pearl glimmer. 
The back panel of the Easel card is made from Pink Pirouette, Going Grey and Whisper White embossed with the small hearts and all edges inked with black.  The grey & white are stitched together with Grey cotton for extra detail before mounting on the pink again with foam and then attached securely to the Easel. 
hearts from stash.


  1. Ohhhhhh Dawn- what a beautiful card! I love the pinks- just so yummy



  2. Hi Dawn,

    Love how your "Cake" turned out ~ it looks very pretty with the pearls.



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Ocean Commotion stamped with Versamark and embossed with White on Brilliant Blue Cardstock, Whisper White and Taken With Teal which has been cuttlebugged.

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