Sunday 7 June 2015

The Happy Couple

Hi Everyone. Today is the start of a new challenge at That Craft Place and its the Mixed Media Team's turn to host the challenge called Anything Goes. My daughter had asked me to make a Card for a friends upcoming Wedding and I thought it would be good to put a mixed media twist on it. Please also stop by the blog HERE to see the fab creations from my Teamies.

I started by spritzing sprays through my Script stencil. Next I added a layer of texture paste through my Flourish stencil and added Pearl embossing powder. Once this was dry I heat set it, followed by stitching around the edges adding in some cheesecloth. Finally stitching on a centre section of gathered lace.

I die cut my swirls and added Pearl embossing powder to them.

My couple were cut out and I inked the edges of my die-cut adding a layer of lace over the bride's dress. If you glue the lace on and let it dry, then place the couple back into the die and run through your machine the lace will be cut perfectly at the edges. 

Adding a veil and Flower Soft to the Bride.

The frame and birds were covered with Deco Art white crackle paint. I rubbed a little Spun Sugar DI into the cracks finally adding some gilding wax. My couple's names were computer generated and printed onto vellum.

A lace flower with a little paint and gilding wax added.

 My box was made using my Scorpal Board. I repeated the same process as on my card and added onto my box.

My ribbon is a Cheery Lynn die which I cut out in white stamping on swirls adding cheesecloth and a flower covered in DecoArt crackle paint.


Pearl strings added and Pearl heat embossed die cut corners.

 I added some seed beads mixed with Transparent Texture Paste .

My sentiment was stamped with Archival ink and my die cuts are Cheery Lynn.

Thank you so much for the lovely comments you have been leaving me on my blog and on Facebook, I appreciate them all so much.

Cheery Lynn dies used :
  • DL280 Royal Scandinavian Doily
  • DL307 Royal Scandinavian Oval Doily
  • B422 Pretty Pretty Bows
  • B387 Tiny Fanciful Flourish Left and Right
  • L7 Oval Classic

For those of you in the UK the dies and Deco Art products I have used can be purchased from That Craft Place, along with the embellishments. If you don't see them on the Website give Lisa a call on 01323 301777, as her new Website is currently under construction and doesn't have all products on it at the moment

Julie xx

I wish to enter this in to the following Challenges:


  1. Wooow, what a delicate elegant shabby card and coordinated box you've created, Julie! I adore every single detail there! Outstanding project!
    Branka x

  2. Gorgeous card Julie. So very pretty and has a lovely vintage look about it too. Have a Good Day. Hugs Rita xxxx

  3. Superb, Gorgeous, love this so much, Julie.
    You have done so much detail work on this everything here including pearl texture embossing in the background to the hair gear of bride.

  4. Love the frame with the birds Julie
    Dr Sonia
    Cards Crafts Kids Projects

  5. This is absolutely gorgeous Julie!! What a shabby chic piece of deliciousness with all those laces and ivory tones! LOVE the lace on the bride, brilliant! The pearl texture paste really adds elegance and the veil of flower soft made my jaw drop! Incredible, love it, pinned it!! hugs :)

    1. Just popping back in to say Thank you so much for joining us at Frilly and Funkie for our 'Monochromatic' challenge! Hugs, Pamellia DT :)

  6. Jeeeeezzzz Julie!! How flipping fabulous is this little stunner?!!! I am hooked on the details of those little flowers in the brides hair. So much care and attention has gone into this and it really shows. You have such an eye for this and are so wonderfully talented hun, I'm just in awe..
    Right going back up to drool some more :)
    Georgie xx

  7. WOW!!! Breathtaking card and matching box!!! Love the way you decorated the bride and that gorgeous frame with little birds!!! What a crafting gem this is!!! Hugs :)

  8. STUNNING creations Julie! Love the lace idea .. I'll have to give that a try! GREAT job! Just gorgeous set! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘LOVE BIRDS’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

    Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)

  9. Oh this is just beautiful Julie, really elegant and a perfect keepsake too. You do create the most gorgeous stuff!
    Big hugs
    Donna xxx

  10. Wow !! what an absolutely gorgeous card..You add such beautiful details to your project ..Each one is a masterpiece ..Love it !!..Thanks for the tutorial too :)

  11. Wow!!! Over the top gorgeous wedding card! Love the die cuts used! The bride is so pretty! Lovely lace, flowers, and birds, too! Thanks so much for joining us at Dies R Us "Love Birds" Challenge this month! Please come back soon!:-)

  12. What a gorgeous card, and box!! Love all the details, and use of fabrics. Awasome!!! Thanks for joining Vintage Office

  13. Hello Julie,
    I think your wedding card is absolutely beautiful and your matching box is gorgeous. Your Shabby Chic design is just perfect and a fine example of this genre and what it should entail. You understand it perfectly.
    Thank you for joining us this month at Country View Crafts.

  14. OMGoodness Julie, this is stunningly beautiful. It has such a wonderful vintage feel too it but seems delicate too. I am just sitting here gazing at it, it is so, so wonderful! I love the box too! I hope you win every single one of the challenges with this stunner!! Hugs, Anne xx

  15. Stunning gift set. Fabulous card, I love how you added lace to the brides dress - gorgeous! And that box is beautiful! Have a great week.

  16. Beautiful card Julie thank you for joining us this week at Crafty Catz
    Dianne x
    CC DT

  17. Absolutely Gorgeous, Julie! The bride & groom will surely cherish this beautiful card! XOXO-Shari

  18. Wow! I mean.. Wow! This is solo beautiful! You've put so much effort and hard work into the card and the box the result is amazing! Absolutely stunning! Also.. Thank you for entering our challenge at Mixed Media World! So great to see your make there! Ingrid x

  19. WOW - your creations are amazing. I love it!!! Thanks for joining us at fwSAM!!! hugs, ANDREA

  20. Stunning vintage card, I love all the details. Thank you for joining us for this months challenge. Sylvie, Craft for the Craic DT

  21. Truly a vision in white Julie. This is simply perfect in each and every way. Thank you so much for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Jenny x

  22. Sooooo elegant Julie. I love, love, love the couple holding the flower. Great touch! Thanks for sharing with us at Frilly and Funkie.

  23. So much detail in this - I love the lace wedding dress and the pearls, its gorgeous. The step by step blog is also great
    Thank you for joining us at Craft for the Craic
    Pixie (DT Member)

  24. Wooow Julie!!!!! Amazing wedding card, the friends of your daughter must have been in total awe, the texture and every detail is absolutely delightful!!! Hugs, Coco xx


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Julie x


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