Thursday, June 9, 2011

MTME Pretty Patterns #13

A dear friend of mine told me that her pastor is getting married and she needs a card for his wedding.  Instead of giving her one of my other cards, I decided to make a new card using MTME's wedding cake image and MTME designer paper, Wildflowers. I'm so excited about this week's sketch.  It was a lot of fun to work with. 

I made the flower - oh yes I did!  I've made one similar to this one but it was quite big so I used the two middles sized flowers in this Sizzix die for this flower.  The instructions on how to make this fun flower is on my friend, Linda's blog: The Funkie Junkie - Easy Apple Blossom Tutorial

 The center of the flower is... a button of course!  Last week JoAnn's was having 40% all buttons so I stocked up on a few of my favorites.  I'm not sure if they are still on sale - they could be... another JoAnn's flyer just came in the mail today for next week. 

I just LOVE MTME's digi wedding cake found in the stamp set called On Display.  I wanted the cake to be a little larger than the original size so I easily enlarged it and then printed it up.  Lauren has a lot of video tutorials that are easy-peasy to follow. She also has a link to a FREE program that you can use with your digi stamps. Changing a stamp's size is one of the perks of buying digi! 

I colored the cake with copics added the little pearls and then added a tiny bit of shimmer by outlining the roses with my star dust pen. (I totally forgot the name of it.  lol)  I gathered some lace down the middle in a zig-zag fashion and adhered it to the card (before I attached the flower of course).

 I dry embossed the white background with Swiss Dots cuttlebug folder, cut the lattice with Cherrylynndesigns Lattice #2... and then I had to re-size it to fit in the area I wanted it to.  You can see the dry embossing a little better in the photo below:

I cut out the sentiment, To the Happy Couple from the set So Sentimental, with Spellbinder's fancy tags.

 All the fun, frilly, layers and details.  What fun!

 This sentiment, "Love" is stamped on the inside of the card.  I found this and several other rubber stamps mounted on wood at Michael's that were originally $1 each but were on sale for $.60.  You just can't beat that!

Thank you for visiting and I hope you will stop by My Time Made Easy Blog  and join in the fun!  Here is this week's sketch:
I'm also entering this card into the following challenges:
CR84FN: light pink, med green, neutral (white!)
Wee Memories: anything goes
Truly Scrumptious: Summer & Sparkle- June weddings & pearls & shimmer on roses
Mark's Finest Papersuse a 3-D flower
Paper Take Weekly: anything goes!
The Shabby Tea Room: embossing
Stamp TV's Mix it up Monday: add texture to your card.  (if my card doesn't qualify with all the different textures... then I don't know what does!  tee-hee!)


Debbie said...

Pretty handmade flower, Nancy, and adorable MTME cake image -- love that one! Way to rock Lauren's MTME Pretty Pattern sketch this week! Thanks for sharing with us in the Tea Room :)

Winnie and Patty said...

Nancy--Wonerful, just wonderful is all I can say!!! Thanks for playing along with us at Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge this week!

Colleen Dietrich said...

I love that you took the time to show us all the little details of your card. The embossing, the pretty apple blossom flower, the lattice, the coloring...all adds up to a wonderful wedding card! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends.

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

This is just darling. I love the lattice work behind the cake. What a gorgeous card. Thanks so much for playing along in Speedy the Cat's Friends Challenge. Good luck in the drawing for the stamp set. Hope to see you again in our next challenge.

Bear Hugs,
Carol :O}
Mark's Finest Papers DT

Mona L. Pendleton said...

What a lovely card Nancy! That homespun blossom looks so pretty and love all those pearls you decorated the cake with! Thanks for joining along with CR84FN :)

Mandy said...

Wonderful card Nancy....Love your flower and the ribbon looks fabulous......Thanks for sharing with us at truly Scrumptious...
Mandy x

Anonymous said...

Such a pretty card Nancy! Thanks for joining us at Papertake Weekly this week and good luck!

Shirley said...

It is totally gorgeous and thank you for all of the CU's and the instructions too!

Monique said...

Oh so Pretty Nancy.. I love these colors the pearls on the cake your coloring..You rocked it :)

Danielle Therese Greenwood said...

Gorgeous card, I especially love the flower! Thanks for joining us at the Shabby Tea Room!

Debgem said...

This is just so beautiful - full of pretty layers and details. Love the lattice and cake! Thanks for playing along with CR84FN!