Monday, 1 November 2010


Hi everyone,

I'm sorry it's so long between posts at the moment; I keep wanting to craft and blog but life keeps getting in the way :)

Well, two of my friends are getting married (to each other!) - they got engaged a couple of weekends ago. So I made them this card:

I cut out the card template, birds, trees and hearts using my new digital cutter. I adhered the card on to vellum, cut the insert from vellum, and then glued it to the front. I used my white gel pen for the faux-stitching that outlines the elegant shape.

You can see the velum better in this side-view:

The lettering was also cut using the die-cutter; it was painstakingly difficult adhering those to the vellum, but it was worth it; my friends loved it so much they asked me to do their WEDDING INVITATIONS!!!


I am freaking out very slightly... I have a couple of ideas, but not sure at all whether the bride-to-be will like them...
So if anyone has any ideas for wedding-invites, or knows of any sketches that could be of use, I'd love for you to post a comment and let me know!

Thank you!


Cardstock: Blue; White; Brown; Turquoise - all from my stash. Pink cardstock from the huge K&Co stack. Vellum
Stamping: Hero Arts Dots cling stamp; Versamark ink
Extras: Pink satin ribbon; 3D foam adhesive squares; White gel pen
Silhouette dies: "2 Love Birds" (Lori Whitlock); 6-card kit Elegant (Lori Whitlock); LD Blankie font

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:

1. EBTKS - Challenge #26, Colour challenge
2. Wee Memories - Challenge #29, Anything Goes
3. Cute Card Thursday - So Transparent!


  1. Beautiful card. Loved the use of vellum.

  2. Oh Tasha! This is gorgeous! No wonder they love it so much! But I don't envy you making invitations. lol Eeks is right!!

  3. btw, tasha, Cute Card Thursday is "Transparent". If you get in before the day is out you can still enter your lovely card. :-)

  4. Very pretty Tasha! You do so nice with your faux stitching. I have not attempted that yet! That elegant design is very cool. I recently made a bunch of invitations for an elegant gathering. I Printed the invitations on white paper and matted it on pretty velvet paper and put a big bow around it. I did them in Black and white. They came out nice. Depends on how many you have to do.

  5. Tash this is stunning! I love that you added vellum - great idea! Thanks for playing along with us at Wee Memories :)

  6. Very pretty! I love the elements that you used, especially the Vellum.

  7. This is without a doubt the most STUNNING card! LOVE the vellum and the faux stitching!

  8. Hi Natasha,

    Saw your cards and their designs were so good !!! Nice work !!! :)

    Forgot to introduce myself. I am Prashanth (Naliny's son). I talk to your dad every day by skype. Its very nice talking to him. Guess he would have told you?

  9. Aww... this is sooo sweet. Love it! Thanks for joining us at Wee Memories! :)

  10. What a sweet card! Love those little owlies! Thanks for playing with us at Wee Memories AND EBTKS!

  11. 2 cutes Owl and great design..totally lovely card...I just Join the EBTKS challenge and my card is number 33, maybe you would like to see my Blog :) many thanks before...hugs, Monika

  12. So cute! I love it! And good luck with the wedding invitations! Thanks so much for joining us in the EBTKS challenge! :)

  13. Oh the owls are so adorable...great engagement card. Look forward to seeing the wedding invites!

  14. Very cute will have to show this to my granddaughter she is so into owls and will just adore this.
    Hugs Shirley x x


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