Friday, 16 July 2010

"Storm in a Vintage Teacup"

Its my crafty friend Kirsti's Birthday today. HAPPY BIRTHDAY KIRSTI. As you can see she has a fab name for her blog.  What else could I do but to look out my very own "vintage" teacup (my Grannys wedding china circa 1939) as inspiration for a birthday card.

All materials Stampin Up!
Card Stock: certainly celery, very vanilla
stamps: Baroque motifs
Ink: versa mark, regal rose, certain celery
Other:  gold embossing powder, clear embossing powder and certain celery ribbon.  Circle punch for corners.

Now...since I have a whole day to craft I though I would continue and make a wedding card.  We have been invited to a wedding which we unfortunately cant attend.  i will send this card along to the hotel.  I wanted to tone the card in with the colours on the invitation.

Here is the Invitation

And here is my card.  I used the same design as my Birthday card. Same stamps etc.  I used silver embossing powder this time (just love SU powder - it is soo fine it gives really detailed lines).  The card stock is Night of Navy and Whisper white.  Since it is a special card for a special occasion I used one of my VERY precious hat pins and beads from the Pretties Kit.  I though the card called for some bling so I dug out my dreaded bejeweller and added a few crystals.


Kirsti said...

Oooh is that for me Fiona - it's gorgeous and matches the teacup to a 't'...Kirsti xxx

LorraineM said...

Card looks really good as does your wreath. Nice to gain inspiration from items that mean a lot to you.

Wrightboysmum said...

Lovely cards and I did giggle at the dreaded bejeweller comment but it did the job well.