A coworker of my daughter asked for a bridal card for her daughter. This LOTV stamp was so fun to do. It's colored with copic and pencils. The top half of the kids were fussy cut so that I could position their hands around the rope. Backgrounds were done with distress inks and gesso and stamped lightly with LOTV corners. Made my crinkle ribbon with distress inks, wetting it and squishing it all up. I then stamped a Denami Designs stamp on ink jet acetate. I pierced the acetate to make a sewing template, then placed it on the card and pierced. I strung Czech delica glass beads to fit each segment, then went back through the sewing holes to couch the string to the card (stitch over the strung beads in each hole). This was easy to do after the first two hours of figuring out how to do it (grin). Missed this challenge last week but definitely wanted to try it. Hand stitched all panels by using my needlepoint canvas to punch holes.
Thanks for looking.
Date: Monday, August 26, 2013 GMT Views: 2514
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Registered: July 27, 2007 Location: Dublin, Ireland Posts: 85166
Mon, Aug 26, 2013 @ 11:39 AM
My word - you hand-stitched those panels! As well as the beads! What an enormous amount of work, but what a totally gorgeous card at the end of it. Those soft pinks and greys are a beautiful colour combination, especially combined with the lace. And couching the beads was a very clever idea to make sure they stay where they're meant to. That's one special bridal card you've made there.
Registered: November 6, 2007 Location: Posts: 7933
Mon, Aug 26, 2013 @ 12:14 PM
This is awesome. An incredible amount of work...but so worth it. It's so nicely done. I especially like this card because my husband and I are celebrating our Anniversary this week, and this is about the ages we were when we first met.
Registered: July 20, 2007 Location: Fergus, Ontario Posts: 46207
Mon, Aug 26, 2013 @ 3:29 PM
Aw, this image is so darling! I love all your layers and the beautiful papers. I can't believe you hand stitched all those layers.....they are so perfectly done. I love the way you added the glass beads. This card was really a work of love. And, it's never too late to do a challenge card.
Registered: March 15, 2012 Location: Alabama Posts: 11086
Mon, Aug 26, 2013 @ 9:22 PM
Oh Nancy! What an adorable AND beautiful wedding card!!! The image is a sweet as it can be, love those cuties on the swing! Your design is fantastic and that lace is gorgeous!!! You always knock my socks off with your incredible sewing!!! Love this so much!!!