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Monday 12 January 2015

Crafty Cardmakers and more challenge 130 - Something Old, Something New

As we have just said goodbye to 2014,and 2015 is in it's infancy, our hostess, Leslie, would like to see your creations incorporating something old and something new. This could be old stash and new stash combined, or perhaps an old technique and a new one.
For my card, I thought I would share a wedding card I have made for a colleague to give to her nephew.  
The old was the style - she wanted it to be the same as the card I did for her sister's birthday, and the new was the luscious gold  and ivory ribbon I snapped up in a sale last weekend.
 The card itself was an 8 x 8 base, with an acetate dome front.  For the front  of the card, I used backing paper from a serif kit, onto which I had put a photograph of the happy couple.  I used the same serif kit to make the heart topper, which I replicated and cut out and decoupaged.  I decorated the corners of the card with pearls, and put my ivory ribbon bow so that it covered the fact there was no bride to be under the neck! 
The acetate was prefolded and stuck down with super sticky double sided tape and the gold ribbon went inside the card, and hid the "join" where the card back was stuck onto the card front acetate.

Finally, I used some peel off stickers to put the sentiment on the acetate dome.


  1. Stunning wedding card J! Love that beautiful heart at the top! hugs :)

  2. Absolutely gorgeous card J the detail is amazing.
    Hugs Julie xxx

  3. What a lovely idea for a wedding card

  4. A beautiful card. I love your backing papers and heart decoupage. The acetate dome adds another dimension to your card and the gold bow is gorgeous. A true keepsake. Sally.x.

  5. what a gorgeous wedding card - I'm sure it will be treasured
    Kim x

  6. Wow, Jackie, this wedding card sure is a stunner! Love the acetate dome... need to try this technique! This is a gorgeous keepsake!
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  7. What a wonderful wedding card Jackie.
    Hugs kimx

  8. Absolutely stunning, Jackie. Love the idea of a domed front. Did you do the dome yourself?

    1. Hi Josephine - yes, I did. It's a straightforward technique, if a bit fiddly...

      I make the 7 inch cards in 2 pieces, so 1 piece 7 x 7 inches and 1 piece 7 x 73/4 inches and scored at 7 inches. Before I stick the two pieces together, I stick the acetate (cut 7 inches x 9 inches and scored at 3/4 inch either end of the long end i.e. at 3/4, then 81/4) with red tape to the top of the bottom "flap" which is folded inwards (i.e opposite direction to the acetate). Then I sandwich the acetate with the 7" square piece of card and fold the acetate back over and stick the other end of the acetate on the underside of the 7" square card, forming a dome. (You do that AFTER you have decorated the 7" square).

      I might try a tutorial with pictures because it's hard to describe!