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Saturday, February 23, 2013

Engagement card

 I made this card for my daughters engagement.  I have been working on it for a couple of weeks and I am happy with how it came out.  This one is a bit over-sized, it is a 6" x 9", so my envelope selection was limited, but lavender and green are her favorite colors.  I printed the insert twice and cut the elephant off of the 2nd one and glued it to the outside of the envelope, I really like the effect.  I used Gecko Galz Between the Lines for the envelope liner  image, the cute little frog was a (free on the Gecko Galz blog) stamp, I printed him onto some glossy polka dot paper..  The beautiful image for the card is from the Love Me Do set by Gecko Galz.  I fussy cut and foam mounted so much of this that it is almost completely pieced together.  I am impressed that the tassle at the top looks so real, it was paper pieced on to the card and I used a little foam mounting tape under it also.   The sweet little love bird and frame was a free set  from Love Birds by Brenda Mascari at Millstream Cottage.  All of the card images were printed on matte or gloss photo paper, the photo paper really brings out the rich colors and the details.  That's it for today, I will be visiting your blogs this weekend, I do apologize, I fell behind this week suffering with migraines, which makes looking at the computer screen close to impossible.
Thanks for looking.  ~Diane
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23 comments:

  1. Diane, this is a most romantic and elegant card and your daughter will so love this!! Love that couple and the little bird you added! So many sweet details! Sorry you suffered from migraines and hopefully you are much better and stay that way! Enjoy the weekend!

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  2. Just stunning. Your daughter will treasure it. That tassle really does look realistic. Sorry to hear about your migraines. Hope you feel better soon.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

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  3. I love this! It is just gorgeous! I would never have guessed that the frame and tassel are not real, great work! Hugs, Valerie

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  4. So beautiful Diane! Have a great weekend!

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  5. That is so awesome. What a great card to save all her married life..

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  6. Loving your gorgeous card Diane and am sure your daughter will love it. Wow you have done that tassel brilliantly. Annette x

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  7. You really are one of the most talented people I know .. OMGOODNESS I wish I owned a magazine company .. I would feature you all the time.. Just beautiful. Every time I see your work.. I am loving it and say OHHHH I want that .. Just a beautiful BLOG and your a beautiful soul. I love hearing from you too when you visit my blog.. Always makes me smile .. I love good PEOPLE !!!

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  8. This is SOOO gorgeous and unique, Diane! Know she'll treasure it always!!! Too cute how you did the envie with the elephant and hearts too. Feel better soon!!!

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  9. oh hunny you always make the most romantic,and beautiful cards always,and your daughter will just adore this to bits,hun its just gorgeous,hugs Cheryl hope your mograine,gets better sweetie take care hugs Cherylxxxx

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  10. simply gorgeous and truly special! congratulations to your daughter! wishing you healing for your headaches. xo

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  11. simply gorgeous and truly special! congratulations to your daughter! wishing you healing for your headaches. xo

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  12. Such a beautifully vintage, elegant card Diane. I just love the elephant as well spraying those hearts, a perfect engagement card.
    Hope you are feeling better.
    Happy Sunday.
    Hugs Brenda xxx

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  13. Morning sweet pea, this is a stunning creation...
    Hope your better today x
    Hugs Pops x x x

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  14. Hi Diane,
    Congrats to your daughter on her engagement. Your card is amazing. I love the double rings that the sweet little bird is holding and the envelope is so creative. Just so you to design such a perfect card.
    You amaze me with your talents. So hope you are feeling better and the migraines going away. Nasty migraines~~ I know how bad they can be. This weather doesn't help either. Stay warm and have a blessed Sunday.

    hugs, Celestina Marie

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  15. Hi Diane, What an awesome card for your daughter. That tassel does look real. I love all the details. Sorry to hear about your migraine, I use to suffer from them as well. Hope you are well. Hugs, Linda

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  16. Wow, where do I start? OK the whimsicle elephant blowing hearts, LOVE! And lining the envelope with a book page: AWESOME! I love your attention to detail Diane:)

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  17. Congratulations!!! A wedding in the future!! How exciting!!
    That card is stunning. It looks so seamless! As if you printed or bought it that way! But, I know you cut the pieces. I love that you lifted some of them for dimension. Your becoming more and more creative every day!! You should do more mixed media work like this. You are so good at it!!
    xxDaniella

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  18. Diane, what a gorgeous card and congratulations to your daughter on her engagement! I love the envelope insert and the elephant looks like his trunk is blowing those hearts out. You really did a fantastic job and I know your daughter will love it! How cute with the bird holding the rings - you are super creative, girl!!

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  19. This is so beautiful Diane and I love the envelope decor as well. xoxoxo

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  20. LOVE this creative card for an engagement! It's beautiful and totally fun too...Congrats on getting a son in law to be :)

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  21. These are really wonderful! So stylish - I'm sure they were much appreciated! X

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