Thursday, 24 March 2016

Mediterranean Achievers Blog Hop - Bloomin' Love Wedding Wishes

Welcome to the Mediterranean Achievers Blog Hop for March - Wedding Dreams. I'm so glad you could join us and I'm pleased to be back in the hop after a couple of months MIA being very busy with family matters. You may be starting the hop here. If so just follow the links in the list below and you'll see some awesome wedding themed projects from Stampin' Up!® demonstrators around the world.

Everyone loves a wedding and having thoroughly enjoyed the weddings of my 3 girls (and making cards for them) I had a few ideas that I thought I would work on.

I particularly like the Bloomin' Love stamp set and matching Thinlits (yes! it comes in a bundle so you can save 15%) So I decided to try something a little different with them. I used to be a sewer and have made many wedding gowns over the years - for friends, neighbours and of course myself, my sister and my girls. A couple of those gowns required a considerable amount of intricate applique, matching lace patterns, and that is my inspiration.

Here is the card.
 I wanted to have an interplay of textures, so opted for a diagonal striped background to contrast against the intricate pattern of the heart thinlit.

It is a gate-fold card and I've cut the Bloomin' Hearts Thinlit 5 times and pieced it together again to cover the areas I wanted. I also cut 4 of the larger single flowers to make the closure and piled them in a stack of 2 to create an anchor either side for the closure.

I created extra texture by fussy cutting some of the flowers and adding them over the top of the solid flower shapes, then highlighted the flower centres with Stampin' Up's Pearl Basic Jewels and a little Wink Of Stella Clear.

Silver Metallic Thread is used to tie the two sides together,  but this could easily be changed to a ribbon that matched the preferred colours for the wedding. I've made a couple of hearts using the heart punch from the Itty bitty Accents Punch Set and the closure flowers are popped with a Dimensional.

Inside the card I kept it simple with a greeting and a tiny bit of "applique" cut from one of the die-cut hearts.

Now it is time to hop along to the next inspirational post. I hope you have enjoyed my contribution - I certainly enjoyed making it,

Until Next Time,
Happy Crafting



  1. So pretty - it reminds me of the back of a wedding dress laced together :-)

  2. Wow you must have steady hands and the patience of a saint to have pieced all that. It was worth the time though it's beautiful. Zx

  3. What a beautiful card! It looks like lace.

  4. I had the same thought as Anja. This card looks like lace. Absolutely gorgeous Ann. And white on white is classic and lovely! Glad we got to hop together this month. Have a wonderful Easter and God Bless, ~Cynthia <><


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