Handicrafts by Kate Perry and other ramblings

Friday, May 23, 2014

Celebrating with the family


My blog is beginning to look like a Christmas only place, so it is time I posted something different! I have been absent for a few weeks now as I spent a fortnight in UK helping my son with his final preparations for emigrating to Denmark, and then attending a family funeral. I did return home (to Spain) bringing my sister with me for a week, but a few days after that I went back to UK for the wedding of my grand-daughter. We had a wonderful family day, and now all the excitement has died down, I feel I can share the card I made for them.

The colour scheme for the day was shades of purple and white so that 
is what I wanted to use for the card. I have very few wedding images in my stash so I was trawling through pinterest for some inspiration, and I came across this which I thought was just perfect for a modern young couple. I wanted to cut it using my Silhouette Cameo, but it is not a very clear picture and I was having difficulty in making a cutting file. I then saw it again on Facebook, so a big 'Thank You' to Belinda Savage from the All Things Silhouette Facebook page, who helped me to trace it. 

The next thing was to chose the paper to use. I knew it would cut well with vinyl, but all my vinyl is high gloss and I didn't think that would look right. So in the end I used my pearlised -all the way through - paper in white, as this is non-fibrous so works better for detailed cuts than ordinary paper does.
When I had cut it, I trimmed it down and edged the right hand side with a Marianne lace border die. I then matted this onto dark purple pearlised card and again used the die along the right hand edge. Next I mounted this onto a lilac pearlised base card, and added some purple pearls to the top left corner. 

There was space underneath for a greeting which I printed on the computer and framed with some dies from the Spellbinders resplendent rectangles set.

The lower left corner was filled with some tiny purple flowers rescued from a card I received a while ago. I was very pleased with the end result.

As it happens my sister also had a family wedding, the day before ours, so I shall follow her to enter this in a couple of challenges that are featuring weddings this week.
Celebrations


While I was in the right frame of mind to work on fancy cutting files, I also made this for them. This time it is made from dark purple vinyl, adhered to a piece of lilac scrapbook paper and mounted into a narrow, silver frame. I made the image using a monogram font called Regal for the main letter 'B', and the font Black Chancery for the rest of the words. It does of course show both their names, their now-joint surname, and the date of their wedding.

I am hoping to make a similar one for Chris and I, (35 years late!) but it may not work. The initial 'P' will not split as naturally as the 'B' did, so I may have to change it a bit. That is a project for when I manage to find some spare time?...

Right it's back to Christmas cards now as it is Rudolph Day coming up on Sunday!

9 comments:

Di said...

oh how absolutely FABULOUS Kate! Just perfection.

Hugs, Di xx

veronica said...

beautiful Kate, great image

Jean Straw said...

Your card is beautiful Kate, I am sure they loved it.
Jean x

Wynn Walton said...

What a fantastic card for a young couple......very creative. Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafting with dragonflies this week. Wynn DT xx

Maxine D said...

Kate this is amazing work on your Silhouette - the card is drop dead gorgeous and the monogram is equally stunning.
Blessings
Maxine

happyglitzygirl said...

A most beautiful card, just lovely, thanks for playing with us at Crafting with Dragonflies, blessings Hilde

Neet said...

That card is so beautiful. A lot of research has paid off and I am sure the couple were more than delighted with it and with the monogrammed keepsake you also made.
Hugs, Neet xx

Heike said...

oh, this is so great!! I have silhouette too, but I´m not so talented to do that....

all good things to you and your grand daughter.

Hugs Heike

Susan Hogan said...

I am sure they loved it. A great card. Thanks for sharing your work with us at Crafting with Dragonflies.