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LE Designs Blog Monthly Events
1st Thursday of the month - A review of a craft product
2nd Thursday of the month - Craft room inspiration
3rd Thursday of the month - Stamp set/die cutter review
4th Thursday of the month - A craft room storage idea
Any 5th Thursday in a month - *GIVEAWAY*

Saturday, 19 July 2014

My 5th Wedding Anniversary and Freshly made sketches 145

Yesterday saw my lovely Husband and I married for 5 years. I can't quite believe it has been that long already. Time flies when you are having fun as they say. I ALWAYS struggle with making masculine cards and this time was no exception. I decided to take a look at some card challenge blogs for inspiration and I came across a layout on Freshly Made Sketches which caught my eye.

I have an amazing Art Deco Bride and Groom die that I love by Tattered Lace and I knew I wanted to use that on the card. I wanted to use some darker colour (black or navy) and I began thinking that perhaps the inside rectangle could be like looking through an window into the sky and the round circle could be the moon. I wanted to have the bride and groom set in to the circle so it looked as though it was behind them. To achieve this, I did cut the bride and groom from navy card and also die cut the top of them from the 'moon' too and set the die cut back in to the negative. Initially I put black behind to show through the bride and groom die cut, but this didn't look right at all. I then remembered that I had some dark blue glitter card (not masculine I know) and this just worked perfectly. It was time then to concentrate on the two side banners…..I decided I wanted these to stretch across the card and become the bride's veil. This problem was though, that the bride and groom are facing the wrong way for this. I decided just to roll with it anyway. I cut out the veil from vellum and embossed in silver a lace type pattern. I added these from the bride's hair. I couldn't resist then adding some crystals to the veil and to the dress (okay, so I strayed totally away from the masculine card!!). I added my Anniversary sentiments and viola - done. Know I know my card is not an exact match to the above sketch, but the fact is, I was totally inspired by the layout and used this in order to create my card. Surely that counts for something!!!

Here is the card I gave to my amazingly supportive, loving and truly amazing husband…..

I feel the perfect title for this card would be 'Dancing in the Moonlight.' I know it's hard to see, but I adore the detailing on the veil. 

Many thanks for looking and any comments are always so very much appreciated 

Laura xxx

Card: Navy Shimmer, White Shimmer, and Linen embossed card - Jelly Bean Crafts, Glitter card - Hobbycraft. 
Ink - Silver EP - Papermania
Dies - Bride and Groom Tattered Lace
Embellishment - Crystals by Anitas
Stamps - Happy Anniversary from Pure Florals Chrysanthemums - Uniko Studio. Husband from Relations - Papermania, Hobbycraft Damask Background stamp.


  1. Oh my goodness, Laura - your husband must have been blown away with this 'made with love' card you designed! So incredibly beautiful - the veil is stunning and that dress is ultra gorgeous! The shimmery blue: perfect!! Love this immensely!! And, of course, HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! I hope you had opportunity (or will have, if not yet) to celebrate this milestone in a most romantic fashion! We're coming up to our 3rd Anniversary in August (I was an "old" bride, marrying my husband when I was 52...yes, I'm an old gal indeed). Just goes to show..."Mr. Right" can come along at any time!! Again, awesome, heart-warming card!!

  2. Oh my gosh this is just brilliant! I love the take on the sketch! The sparkle in the woman's dress is amazing and such a beautiful veil! I am so very glad you strayed from the masculine. ;) This is a winner in my book!

  3. This is just stunning! The veil is so beautiful. Congrats and happy anniversary! Cx

  4. Beautiful, and so clever to use the veil for the flag elements! Happy Anniversary! Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

  5. Fabulous and totally unique take on the sketch. I love it. Thanks for sharing with us at Freshly Made Sketches.