Friday, April 3, 2015

Filigree Wedding

First, I have to say I was disappointed with this photo. It looked better on Splitcoaststampers when I uploaded it this morning. I went back and tweaked it some in Picasa but still don't like it so much. The lighting is off and the size, also. This is as large as it would get on Blogger.

I worked so hard on this card. I found this tutorial at Flowers, Ribbons, and Pearls. I love everything she does and she has wonderful tutorials. Instead of explaining how I did this card, I will let you look at her tutorial. I did have to order this corner die to make it. You need a die that doesn't cut out all the way around. I had a corner die but it didn't want to work.  This is Heartfelt Creations Decorative Blossom Corner die set. I finished the back as she did but I didn't use the curved dies on mine.

This card fits two challenges on Splitcoaststampers: Free 4 All-Flower Power and the Fan Club central theme: The Keys to Happiness-Things that make you happy. Weddings and love make me happy.

I did have a bit of a hard time making it and took a while. But, I'm hoping if I do it again it will be easier. I think it makes a beautiful wedding card.

I want to wish all my fellow bloggers a very Happy Easter.

I'll be around to your blogs as soon as possible. Hubby is off work today and tomorrow we are visiting our grandchildren. Then, off again on another trip Sunday. 

Recipe:
Stamps-Inspired by Stamping/Arrows set (sentiment), Stamps by Judith/Dot (for leaves)
Paper-PTI white cardstock
Ink-Memento Tuxedo Black and Bamboo Leaves
Accessories-Heartfelt Creations/Decorative Blossom Corner die set, Spellbinders Nestabilities/Stately Circles die set, Anna Griffin embossing folder/Poppy, Recollections/flowers, Bridal embellishments from Hobby Lobby, Susan's Garden/leaves from lily flower, white and blue pearls




33 comments:

Colleen Dietrich said...

Wow. This is drop.dead.gorgeous, Benzi!

It can be so disappointing when the lighting of a photo doesn't work as you wish it would. I experience that regularly.

Happy Easter to you as well! Rejoice, and be glad. :)

jimlynn said...

What a gorgeous way to use a corner die!!! Absolutely stunning card Brenda! Love everything about this.
Hope you have a great Easter and visit with the grandchildren.
Lynn

Marisa said...

Gorgeous, even with frustrating lighting. Wishing you a blessed Easter!

Carol L said...

This is just elegant and so stunning! It's a fabulous wedding card, and that die you bought was worth every penny after seeing this card! Your picture/size looks perfect to me!
Wishing you and yours a very happy Easter as well!

Ajascha said...

Wow, Brenda,
eine fantastische und edle Karte zum gegebenen Anlass. Die Ausstanzungen sind wunderschön.
Liebe Grüße und ein frohes und gesegnetes Osterfest, wünscht dir, Anja ♥

Basslady said...

My goodness, dear benzi!
This card is such a striking masterpiece!
It definitely brings romantic feelings!

Be blessed and have a gorgeous easter!
Hugs and kisses from germany,
Silvi xoxo

crafty-stamper said...

stunning card very elegant love the corner die veryeffective,love the embossing and beautiful floral spray-off to check out the tutorial
Carol x

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful and gorgeous.

Donna Hanley said...

This is something extra-ordinary. A work of Art in my book. Just gorgeous, Brenda. A very artful use of a corner die. If I was a bride and received this card I would have it framed and hang it in my home where everyone could share in it's beauty. I do wish you a very nice Easter weekend. Travel safe.

JD/ Jill said...

Beautiful card...amazing design! Thanks for sharing the link. I have bookmarked it to check out later.

MaryH said...

It's fantastically beautiful - for ANY occasion. Stunning in the white, and that lacy die is just so pretty. Hope it cut smoothly - and released that way too. This is a design I've not seen, so TFS the tutorial. The 'bridal bouquet' is lovely with this card. The photo looks just fine to me. It's bloomin' gorgeous!!! Happy Easter, TFS & Hugs

Cathy said...

This is the most amazing card! I think well worth the effort! Benzi there isn't anything wrong with the pic! I love this so much! It is beautiful!

Ellen Taylor said...

Wowza! What a stunning and beautiful wedding card! I struggle with photography, especially white cards.You have captured it's elegance! It's been 2 steps forward and 1 step backward out here, that's why i haven't been visiting much on the net but I am thinking of you! Happy Easter girlfriend!

Maria said...

Wow! Gorgeous card, Brenda! So very elegant with the embossing and center die! And, lovely flowers! Have fun visiting with the grandkids and Happy Easter to you and family!:-)

Sassy Raggedy said...

What an amazing card Brenda. I know you said you had some problems with the card but no one would ever know it. I think it's the most stunning card I have ever seen. Your hard work paid off my friend. It's lovely.

Our weather is crazy...I never know what to expect now. lol I hope you have a wonderful Easter weekend and enjoy your hubby and grandchildren. Hugs, joann

Beebeebabs said...

Wow wow wow absolutely stunning!!!

Sue said...

Stunning card Benzi huggles Sue xxx

Lynne in NI said...

Oh wowee, this is an absolute stunner Benzi! Love the filigree panel and pretty flowers.
Sorry, can't help with your photography, mine are usually ropey at the best of times, and worse when I've got a white based card ;)
Have a fun time with the munchkins and Happy Easter xx

Bonnie said...

This is so elegant, Benzi! Love that corner die and the pretty flowers! I hope you have a wonderful Easter with your family and safe travels!

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Brenda, this is GORGEOUS! I am in love with this die and your amazing "bouquet" of flowers! It's stunning, and the photo is beautiful! I think white cards are the hardest, but the beauty shines through! Wishing you a blessed Easter and a wonderful trip seeing the grands! Hugs, sweet friend!

Inkyfingers said...

What a beautiful card Brenda and it is perfect as a wedding card. It looks so intricate and I'm not surprised it took some time but it certainly was worth the effort. Hope you have a good trip and a Happy Easter.

Hugs
Carol x

NanaConnie said...

Absolutely stunning, Benzi!

Shona Erlenborn said...

Drop dead gorgeous. Love the white on white with all the added detail. That is fabulous the way you used the corner die. The flower bouquet is stunning. Wow - great card!

Pam~ said...

Exquisite card! This looks like one that I wouldn't be able to send off. It would be a masterpiece on my shelf in the craft room. I'm off to check out the tutorial.

Don't know when I'll be able to blog again. My computer died and now I only have my iPad. My camera doesn't hook up to it.

Hope you had a good Easter with your family.

Davi said...

Such a gorgeous Elegant card Brenda!! Wow it looks amazing to me, such delicate details!

Charlene said...

Gorgeous Brenda!!!!! I love the lace die and the beautiful flowers!!

MiamiKel said...

Aw Brenda this is just gorgeous! I can't imagine why you are disappointed as it's just stunning and the visual comes right through! This is so elegant and gorgeous! I hope you had a wonderful Easter my friend! ❤️

Becky said...

wow Brenda! This is stunning. I love the white on white and love that die you used, which now I gotta have :).

Donna Ellis said...

Wow! Benzi, this is fabulous - thank you for providing the SCS link as well as Christina's so I could check out all the photos. It's so strange how some of the photos react differently in the various upload engines. I remember when Christina first showed something like this, and I was so intimidated. The recipient of your card will be deeply touched by its beauty, and I know how much love went into creating your masterpiece! love, de

Shirley said...

You are so hard on yourself for creating a beautiful masterpiece!!! I think it is gorgeous and I like it better than the one you saw, JMO! How very elegant and it really could be used for so many memorable couple occasions. Awesome!!!

Dr Sonia S V said...

WOW it looks stunning
Cheers
Dr Sonia
Cards Crafts Kids Projects

Irish Cherokee said...

Beautiful card Benzi. The die is positively stunning. Gorgeous design and layout.

Hugs and Blessings
Jim

Pauline said...

Oh my goodness Brenda this is Stunning! Love that blossom corner die, (I think this is a must have). This is so elegant and gorgeous. Love all your finishing details.