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Cards and other handicrafts made by Jean Straw

Wednesday, 21 May 2014

A Happy Day

First of all I must apologise for not being around much for a few weeks. I had a lovely week in Spain with my sister, but since I came home I been somewhat lacking in inspiration and motivation. My computer is not working very well at present either which hampers my ability to visit blogs and comment as often as I would like.
On the right here, is a photo of my Grandson looking very smart in his dress uniform, and his pretty bride on their wedding day a couple of weeks ago. It was a lovely day of celebration for all the family, and below is the card that I made for them.
I made it green as that was the chosen colour scheme for the wedding. The green backing paper was printed from an Artylicious CD, Season's Greetings and trimmed to fit the front of a 6" square white base card. The silver speckled white panel is cut from a snippet left over from christmas using a Spellbinders Cardmaker die, and threaded with green ribbon before fixing to the card. The heart shape is also cut from a snippet of white card with a Spellbinder die and stamped with a Crafty Individuals flourish using Versamark ink and coloured with a green Pan Pastel. The bride and groom image was printed on the computer as I didn't have a suitable stamp. It was a black and white outline image found on Google images and after printing I added a little colour with Promarkers and a gold gel pen and carefully cut it out and glued it over the heart. The large rose is from my stash and the little ones I made using a Britania die and and snippets of the green background paper, coloured on the reverse with a cream Promarker.The leaves are cut from small snippets of green card with a Sissix die. To finish the card I added a green bow and some tiny green gemstones, and a touch of  Diamond Sitckles on the roses.
As I have used up some snippets I will take this over to Pixies Playground and see what the other playmates have been up to while I've been away.
I am also entering at Stamping Royalty - Weddings
                    and at Crafting With Dragonflies - Celebration
                    and at Paperminutes - Wedding
Thank you all who come to look and for your comments which are really appreciated.


  1. This is a beautiful wedding card Jean, and I love the card creator layer with the pretty ribbon, and the lovely flowers and gems. x

  2. What a gorgeous wedding card Jean its so pretty :) glad you had a wonderful time at the wedding and they both look so happy:) huggles Sue xxx

  3. This is a gorgeous wedding card. Love all your perfect little detailw.
    The bride and groom look wonderfully happy! The dress uniform is very impressive!

  4. Fabulous Wedding card Jean - I do love that it's in greens. Super photo of the happy couple too :)

    Hugs, Di xx

  5. Wonderful card. Great photo. xxx

  6. Jean, they will treasure your beautiful card! The image and the way you used it with the die cut is lovely and the flowers and ribbon are perfect with them!!

  7. Oh Jean. What a beautiful card for a beautiful couple. Love the colours you used too.

  8. Beautiful card! I like how you've set the flowers and layout! It's very very elegant!
    Big hugs,Ileanaxx

  9. Your card is lovely Jean. I love the green swirly heart, and the 'bouquet' of flowers. Kate x

  10. What a stunning wedding card, and I'm sure your grandson and his bride loved it! I love the bouquet of flowers and especially how you wove the ribbon through the bottom! NJ!

  11. A most beautiful card, lovely design and colours, thanks for playing with us at Crafting with Dragonflies, blessings Hilde

  12. wonderful couple and an elegant card!

    xxx Heike

  13. How lovely. No wonder your mojo has gone missing since - you have had a momentous few weeks! This card is very elegant and full of love. Thanks for sharing your work with us at Crafting with Dragonflies.