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
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.