Sunday, 16 January 2011

A rather special engagement.



My son and his girlfriend got engaged on Friday! This is the card I made for them - it's a bit OTT! I made a simplified step card for the base: fold A4 card crossways to make a tent fold, then cut down the middle to a bit less than halfway. Fold one of the flaps forward and back to make a nice crease, then invert it to make the step. This side view might be more useful than my explanation!



I got the technique from Christina at the card-making-magic website

Papers are Bearly Mine Designs and they're gorgeous! Flowers are Wild Orchid, the sparkly purple flourishes are Marianne. The images are Tickled Pink Stamps - I do love their stamps! Oops! I've chucked the list of Promarkers, though I remember Lil' Lad Luca's suit is done in Cool Grey 2 - 5.

Martha S's hearts punch was used on the horizontal strip and Nesties fro the shapes behind the images. Ribbon and heart pin are from stash.

This is the biggest card I've ever made, and it took ages! I did a bit here and a bit there, but had to keep putting everything away because I was crafting downstairs, since my room was very cold!

Anyway, my son and his fiancee (fiancee!!) like it! Oo, it's so exciting! My baby boy, all grown up!!

Thanks for looking! Have a good week!

luv, Mags x

ETA: sorry about the naff pics!

8 comments:

Christine Levison said...

Beautiful! They will be so pleased with it and it's something special for them to treasure!
Hugs
Christine x

the crafty duck said...

Hi Mags this is gorgeous!! Your son and his fiancee will just love it!! your images are fab, love Steph

melsanford said...

Awww! This is gorgeous! A beautiful card to celebrate the wonderful news :-) Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

Liz, said...

It's gorgeous, you can tell you have put a lot of work into it.

Liz x

Jules said...

Hi Mags

A fantastic card to go with fantastic news.

Many congratulations to your son and his fiancee .. .. have you started designing the wedding stationery yet? LOL!!!

Hope you had a good weekend.

Love Jules xx

debby4000 said...

Oh this is fabulous.
luv
Debby

Mandy said...

A lovely card..I'm sure the happy couple loved it..
Mandy xx

Junie said...

Hey Mags oh congrats that is wonderful news !!! I bet the LOVED LOVED LOVED your card ONE OF A KIND made especially for them and it is beautiful !!!! a work of art !!!