Tuesday, 14 July 2009

Masked Wedding Cards

On the 4th July, Jo and I went up the A1 to Barnard Castle, the home of my favourite crafty people at Graphicus and Elusive Images. It was the 2nd of their two Open Days and the very first time I have managed to get to one of them. The atmosphere is lovely there because they are all very friendly and the demonstrations are second to none. Annette was demonstrating the die cutting machines like the Cricut but unfortunately I didn't get time to watch her (maybe next time). I did get to watch Judith making some lovely beads in the Melt Pot which was really interesting and made me want to get mine out for a play at something different.

The best for me personally though were Glenda, Lynn and Lesley, who were all stamping in one way or another and my absolute favourite of the day was Lynn demoing some fabulous Mega Masks from Heidi Swapp. If you visit Lynn's blog she has posted the samples she made during her demos and they are wonderful.

Anyway, I just had to buy these and couldn't wait to have a play with them when I got home. Over the first couple of weeks in August we have two family weddings. My niece gets married on the 1st August and my nephew gets married on the same day but away from home so they are having their celebratory reception on the 15th. I decided that I could use the Mega Heart Masks to make a couple of Wedding Cards.

Both the cards use the same format on A4 cards and the same materials, stamps and masks. I just changed the colours and altered the positioning slightly. Except for the two word definition stamps - Married and Marriage, which were from Stamp to Your Arts Content, everything else was from Graphicus. I used Milled Lavender and Weathered Wood DIs on the first card and Tattered Rose and Antique Linen on the second one. The flower masks I used are also Heidi Swapp and I bought them from Graphicus ages ago but have never got round to using them until now.

This was the first one I did in Milled Lavender and Weathered Wood.







and this was the second one in Tattered Rose and Antique Linen.





I thoroughly enjoyed making both these cards and I love blending backgrounds with DIs. I also bought the Mega Circles Masks as well as the Hearts and I have a couple of birthdays for some of my VIPs coming up over the next few weeks so I'm going to try using the circles with some stamping. Again you can see an example on Lynn's blog.

16 comments:

Sally H said...

Oh, wow! These are stunning! I love the colours you chose for both. I might have to buy some too, now!

Jules said...

Hi Lesley

Found your heart but needed to cheat and enlarge your picture!!! LOL!!

Both of these cards are absolutely gorgeous. they must have taken ages to make.

I cannot choose which is my favourite. I love them both.

Love Jules xx

veronica said...

these are really lovely Lesley - gave me ideas for an anniversary card i need for next month! haven't got those masks, but think can do something with the glimmer screens that i have

Debbie said...

Ooooh! these are gorgeous Lesley, I love the great design and the colours are yummy. You are so good with all these fab techniques...you should do a tutorial I keep telling you. Debbie x

Lynne K said...

Both cards absolutely beautiful, Lesley. Can't decide which I like best. Those masks are gorgeous. Now on my "must have" list.

Shirley said...

These are among the most beautiful cards I have seen!!!

Kim Piggott said...

Wow Lesley!
How beautiful are your cards!
Oh I really love those colours and your detail just gorgeous!
They will treasure them.
hugs
kim x

Lavender Rose said...

Lesley these are works of art! I dismissed the WW Distress Ink as a shade I would never use but it looks stunning combined with the lavender and the card using rose and linen is stunning too.

judith@poppy cottage said...

Love your cards Lesley, saw them on the Guild forum, but it's nice to read the info behind the cards. They really are beautiful, those masks are so pretty I love the colours that you have chosen. Thank you for your kind comments on my blog as always, not long till we meet up now! Judith x

Kathryn said...

Lesley, these are stunning, i'm sure they will be very well received

brenda said...

Gorgous cards Lesley, difficult to choose a favourite. Lots of work, stunning results.

B x

Phree said...

Wow Lesely these are gorgeous wedding cards! Sounds like you had a fabulous time at the Graphicus Open Day and got some great inspriration if these cards are the result.

Maya said...

WOW!!
These are awesome!!
Love the colours and the details!!
Beautiful!
Hugs from Maya:)

IsaNorris said...

Wow !!! those are truly stunning !!! love them
isa

Sue - said...

These are really beautiful! I need to make a wedding anniversary card next month and something like these would be perfect.

dini said...

hello...

wow ur design really beutiful..
i made wedding card too for sell :)

i love to see all handmade wedding cards made by someone all around the world, im from indonesia...

can i have my link at ur blog? i will have ur link at my blog...and be my follower :)


Hug from dini in indonesia
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thanks :)