Our new challenge starts today at Aurora Wings with the theme of Dream Wedding. May certainly is the beginning of a frenzy of wedding activity and we, at Aurora Wings, hope to inspire you to get a head start on creating something beautiful for that special couple in your life. I've enlarged and modified a center step card using the beautiful Bridal Veil image cut with the largest of Spellbinders Enchanted Labels 28.
Here's a closeup of the gorgeous Bridal Veil image. She's colored with Copics with a bit of additional shading from Prismacolor pencils. Aurora Wings has so many gorgeous images that would be perfect for wedding cards, both traditional and non.
I used excerpts from Sonnet 43 by Elizabeth Barrett Browning. It was the inspiration for my design and I envision it a Bride's card to her Groom on their wedding day. I've used two of Mitzi's floral images, Rose Corner Frame and Roses Corner 2 as embellishments throughout the design. They are also available as a set HERE with a single rose stem image included.
I've flipped the corners in my printing program for the other side. and popped them all with dimensional foam. The sentiments we printed on Champagne Royal Metallics by Wausau and cut with Spellbinders Scalloped Labels One. I've embossed the side mats with the Swiss Dots Cuttlebug folder for additional texture.
What you can't really see in the top picture is the hidden tag pocket behind the main image. Here is the tag pulled out from the pocket. Got a bit of a giggle because when I first posted this on the DT page, Mitzi said she didn't see this one coming, but she should have. LOL
Perhaps some are a bit horrified by this image being used for a wedding card, but the final words of the poem and this image gave me the inspiration for the entire project. I've cut and matted the image like the first, using the same die but added a bit of distressing around the edges of the mat behind with the edge of my scissors. There is tulle behind the Roses Corner2 which shows from the front wnen the tag is tucked into it's pocket and serves as the pull.
I find Ghost Bride hauntingly beautiful, don't you? Even in death, I'll bet her love would still see her as the same gorgeous girl he married. What could be more romantic than love eternal? I get all misty just thinking about it.
So here's the card from the side. I followed the basic instructions for a center step card, but enlarged the size by starting with a 10x12" piece of card stock. allowing the center portion to be 5x7" (and I actually cut it at 7" between the side portions) with each side section being 2 1/2" wide. I've scored the sides at 1", 2", 6" (which gave a little extra "shelf" on which I've popped the roses on top) and 7". I also made a separate 5x7" "pocket" with a 1/8th" depth that is attached by a flap to the center section and swings free to help stabilize the card in the upright position. This whole design involved a lot of trial and error to accommodate the images that I'd already colored an cut. I'm not going to tell you how many pieces of card stock went into the bin, however. LOL
Wait 'til you see the gorgeous creations by my teamies! Be sure to check out the AW Challenge Blog for additional inspiration. I promise you'll be glad you did.
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I'm entering this in the Open Minded Crafting Fun Weddings/Anniversaries, Crafting From the Heart ATG, A Gem of a Challenge More Than One Fold, Allsorts No Squares Allowed, Left of Center Distress It (the pull out tag is distressed along one of the mats or LOC ), and the Art Impressions Lovely Ladies challenge.