Wednesday 17 February 2021

A pretty celebration

Hello, crafting friends!

I was delighted to be invited to be Guest Star Stamper at The Color Throwdown this week - and when I saw the colours I was double delighted!

Aren't they dreamy? Even without the photo, these are definitely wedding colours to me. 

I started the card by cutting down a card panel with one of Lawn Fawn's Stitched Hillside Border dies. Holding the Trellis Background stencil by Funky Fossil over one half, I inked into it with versamark ink and heat embossed with gold. The two pieces of the panel were then put back together and trimmed to size with a Stitched Rectangle die by Heffy Doodle.

To decorate the background, I stamped some pretty flowers from Clearly Besotted's On Your Day, coloured them with alcohol markers and fussy cut them. They were arranged with some die cut leaves from Mama Elephant's Botanic Envelope die set. I added a tiny glimpse of sparkly gold under my flowers and glued everything in place.

The finishing touch was a never-before-uysed sentiment die that I picked up for pennies in a sale at The Range.

What do you think of the colours? Do they excite you as much as they did me? The samples from The Color Throwdown team have me drooling every week! Check out their inspiration at the challenge blog and you can link up your card there too.

I'm linking this card up at CAS Mix Up Challenge where Nancy's theme is Stencil Heat Embossing; I'm also sharing it at the NBUS (Never Before Used Schtuff) Challenge too, where I'm showcasing that Congratulations die.

When I married (all those years ago!) I wore off-white velvet, trimmed with gold braiding, and carried a bouquet of yellow roses and autumnal foliage. I tended to wear autumnal colours in those days - golds, browns, oranges, and olive greens. 

Then, autumnal colours - Now, sugared almond colours

Interestingly, almost 30 years later, I tend to wear a very different palette of colours. My daughter has told me I dress like a sugared almond - but in a good way, she added hastily!

How about you? Have your colours changed?

Sending hugs,


  1. Love the background you created,the floral spray and sentiment look so beautiful against it

  2. Another beautiful card Vicky. Great colours.

  3. This is really gorgeous, Vicky!!

  4. Congrats on being Guest Designer at Color Throwdown, Vicky! Your have used those gorgeous colours to perfecttion. LOVE your stenciled, gold embossed background. So beautiful and perfect to show off the beautiful bloom and leavs. Thanks for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up!

  5. Lovely card! Please do share a photo of you in your wedding dress. It sounds beautiful!

  6. Your creation fits the bill beautifully, a gorgeous CAS card. Well done on the NBUS too.

  7. These colors are dreamy and your card is so elegant with the beautiful flowers and gold in the background!

  8. I loved these colours as soon as I saw them, I thought them dreamy? I love the colours with gold, a really beautiful design Vicky. Have my colours changed? I used to wear a lot of red, now blue and yellow are more dominant, however, I just LOVE colour.
    Faith x

  9. So very pretty and a great design with lovely colours and super dies.

    Kath x

  10. TFS the description of all your layers, Vicky. I loved the heat embossed stenciling, your gold accents along with your pastel fussy cut flowers and die cut leaves. Awesome die cut stitched and trimmed panel for your background and die cut sentiment. So much Mixed Media, yet beautifully CAS:-) TFS and joining us at CAS Mix Up. Love and Hugs..
    P.S. I was an autumn girl too and now go for brighter colors:-)

  11. Vicky, your card is so gorgeous! Way to rock the throwdown colors as our guest star stamper!

  12. This is so pretty Vicky - I love the delicate florals and touches of gold. Am definitely going to try and find time to play along over the weekend. You are rocking the GD spot!

  13. Stunning ~ Perfect wedding celebration card. That die is the perfect size and font for your card too ~ Great find!

  14. Woohoo! You've really nailed this challenge with your gorgeous stenciled embossing...and, Yes, the color combo is stunning. Thank you for sharing with CAS Mix Up and hoping to see you again in the gallery.


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