Sunday, 26 May 2013

Vintage Bridal Veil

Hello all you lovely readers - welcome to another post. There are lots of wedding related challenges at the moment so here is my vintage wedding card.



Please click on photo to enlarge as the tulle to the right of card becomes clearer.

Firstly I layered silver cardstock onto white CS base. The next layer of pink paper is made by my own fair hands - talk about hand crafted! (I attended a workshop last year as to how to make paper from pulp and fibres - this is the result - any little flecks are part of the organic process). I've embossed the pink layer with Cheery Lynn's 'Petite Hearts' embossing plate.

The photograph is a free image (sorry did not note source) that I adjusted to faded black and white. Printed this on handmade paper (not by me) in keeping with the vintage look. I cut the photo frame using Tim Holtz baroque and mini baroque dies and then ran it through my Tim Holtz damask embossing folder. I then followed the steps in Shelly Hickox's fab tutorial on 'Faux Tarnished Metal' - take a peek here for details. I previously used the technique in my post here, it's very effective and done with ink, embossing powder and Utee.

Stitched some lace that I had been saving for a wedding card to form a veil having made a little head-dress of pearls and roses. I was so pleased it worked as a veil as it is scalloped on both edges. Decorated veil further with a pearl flourish to the base/train. I wanted to do something different for a bouquet so decided to go with a message in a bottle! I printed out 'Sealed with a kiss' on handmade paper and placed it and some flowers into the little vial - leftover from a workshop. The cork stopper looked wrong (plus Frilly and Funkie have limited colours in their challenge) so I gave it a few coats of Metallic Distress Stain in Brushed Pewter. Added a little lace bow and heart charm and mounted on some tulle and 2 hearts that I cut using Sizzix Bigz Primitive Hearts die. Covered hearts with pink CS and translucent patterned paper.

Finally I scrunched some tulle and attached underneath the cardstock to right of card. Completed with pink ribbon along top and bottom of card that I adorned with pearls .

Thank-you for visiting my blog, your visits and comments are genuinely appreciated. I won't be present in blogland too much over the coming week but I will do my best to maintain visits. Have a lovely Sunday.

Nicola x

I wish to enter card to the following challenges:
Frilly and Funkie - A Time for Weddings
It's All about the Vintage - Spring Romances / Weddings
Vintage Udfordring - Wedding
Simon Says Stamp - Take A Picture
Sugar Creek Hollow - Clean It Out

47 comments:

  1. Lovely card!I love your image your lace veil and the vial!! Hello from over here in Killaloe, Co. Clare and thanks for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow!!

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  2. Stunning wedding card Nicola!! Hugs Ann xx

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  3. Gorgeous! This is so lush and romantic! Very well done!

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  4. Beautiful vintage card Nicola, I like the image, the soft colours the embossing and the lace.
    Kevin xx

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  5. That's such a romantic wedding photograph. I love that you expounded on it's elements by re-creating the veil and that tarnished metal frame is Vintage perfection. It's a gorgeous card all a top your handmade paper...brilliant!!!!
    hugs,
    Lisa xx

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  6. Oh this is gorgeous
    Rosie x

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  7. This is simply stunning Nicola. It is beautifully designed and the lace and pearls are perfect match for the bridal veil in the photo.
    Have a wonderful week.
    Hugs,
    Katie

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  8. wow its gorgeous. Hugs Annette x

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  9. Is there no end to your talents? Handmade pink paper - it looks amazing. Love that vintage photo and your frame is brilliant. The veil is just a perfect finishing touch. I love this! Hugs, Anne x

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  10. Beautiful card Nicola ! Love the metal frame and the image is gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at Frilly and Funkie. Sue C x

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  11. Wow - I love the texture! ♥ Lovely weddingcard!

    Thank you so much for joining us over at the Vintage Challenge!

    ♥ DT-Hanne

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  12. This is enchanting, Nicola... that silver frame is simply fabulous around the wonderful vintage photo, and the little headdress is wonderful!
    Alison x

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  13. WOW!!! What a STUNNER! The old image is just super, and looks amazing in this metal frame! I love the soft colors too. Just a beauty here!

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  14. This is so lovely and romantic card!
    Thank you for joining us at the It's All About the Vintage & Beauty- challenge!
    Hugs Merkku

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  15. Gorgeous card Nicola, Love the metal frame & your handmade paper is amazing... Great image ..Simply Beautiful...

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  16. So impressed with the effort that has gone into creating this Nicola. It's really feminine and definitely vintage. Thanks for joining the Frilly and Funkie challenge again. Hugs, Jenny x

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  17. This is so beautiful Nicola! x

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  18. Nicola...you are so sweet. Thank you so much for your very kind comments about my redone plain organizer. Your comments made me feel so good! :) Your vintage wedding card is absolutely gorgeous! I so love the touches of pink, tulle, the beautiful metal embossed "frame", the lace ... oh my goodness! It's all just so lovely! You really should answer our Design Team Call at Simon Says Stamp and Show. It was just announced on the 23rd. Your work is always so beautifully done and original! You can find more info about it on the sidebar at Simon Says Stamp and Show's challenge blog. Thank you again so much for your kind comments! <3 Candy

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  19. so beautiful Nicola.stunning delicate colours and design and I love your pretty vintage image :D

    xx coops xx

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  20. Hi Nicola, wow what a truly beautiful card. The hand made paper is absolutely gorgeous. Love the hammered effect on your frame and all the delicious details. Hoping your back in blogland soon. Take care. XX

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  21. Awww...This is such a beautiful and shabby card!!Love all the gorgeous details! Simply amazing! Thanks for joining us over at It's All About The Vintage & Beauty Challenge! Good luck! Hugs and sunshine

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  22. Hello Nicola, goodness me this is just breath-taking. The hand made paper is a wow, and I just love the layering with all the tulle and lace, it's totally scrumptious. Julia xxxx

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  23. This is just gorgeous. I love it. Love handmade paper.

    Moira xxx

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  24. Wow Nicola, you are clever - making your own paper! It looks so beautiful with the delicate colours and all the lovely texture from the fabrics. Hope you've enjoyed the bank holiday weekend
    Claire xx

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  25. Toooo romantic card my dear:))
    Lovely image and fabulous details:)
    Hugs,
    Sonia

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  26. So sweet and romantic, a perfect wedding card !!! I love the large ribbon that looks like a wedding veil too... So clever ! Happy week Nicola, Hugs Coco xxx

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  27. This is such a lovely vintage card! Love your attention to details, with the embossed metallic frame and your use of homemade and handmade papers.

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  28. Oh wow, this is stunning Nicola. I'm really impressed with your handmade paper, I wouldn't know where to start, and your metal frame is just gorgeous. I love all the details in this, such as the lace, tulle, and the little bottle. A very gorgeous vintage creation.

    I hope you are well and things are ok with you.

    Maria xx

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  29. Anothercreally stunning make.. X

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  30. Gooooorgeous card Nicola! I love the lacey touches and the framed photo - such an elegant and romantic creation! xxx

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  31. Beautiful card!! Love the vintage photo!! Gorgeous!!

    Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!

    hugs...
    Melissa

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  32. Hi Nicola, this card is really gorgeous with all of the lace and tulle!! I especially love the little bottle that's "Sealed with a kiss." That's my favorite part! Thanks for playing along with us at Frilly and Funkie!

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  33. A beautiful vintage image and a wonderful card designed perfectly to show it off to its best.
    Sorry I have been mia since my holiday Nicola, just catching up on DT work.
    Take care.
    hugs {brenda} x0x

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  34. Very beautiful wedding card!

    Thanks for joining us at Vintage Udfordring!

    Hugs
    Mette - DT

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  35. Gorgeous card. Love the faux metallic frame. Thanks for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow.
    Hugs!
    Cec

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  36. Absolutely LOVE the metal frame you created! It looks amazing!!! This card is just absolutely stunning! :)

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  37. This is a gorgeous card! The frame is so cleverly constructed and is perfect for the stunning image. I love the pretty bits of lace and the pearls just finish it off perfectly!
    Thank you for joining us at Sugar Creek Hollow this week.
    hugz
    Moz

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  38. What an absolutely beautiful card, so romantic
    Rosie x

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  39. Gorgeous card Nicola, have found this challenge blog and I thought of you! http://liveandlovecrafts.blogspot.co.uk/2013/06/summer_3.html Have a peep. Hope you are ok? Love Elizabeth x

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  40. This card is very lovely and looks like a dream , Nicola. Very very beautiful.

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  41. stunning details! gorgeous work--love your handmade paper and the way you created the metal frame

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  42. A very romantic card with gorgeous details! Love your handmade paper. Ger x.

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  43. I am so impressed! You made your own paper and what a gorgeous background it makes for that romantic image! This is absolutely stunning and I love it! Happy Wednesday!

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  44. Hi Nicola x what a beautiful vintage make. I love all the details, pieced together so beautifully. A real keepsake for sure. Just been viewing posts that I have missed lately and they are fabulous. I would also like to thank you for your kind wishes of support over the last few weeks, they are truly appreciated. We are heading home this weekend and just can't wait !!

    Best wishes and many thanks

    Annie x

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  45. Hello Nicola
    This is exquisite, positively dreamy with the vintage image and the thought process behind it, creating the bridal veil.
    As for the handmade paper, so perfect. This is something that I've always wanted to try as it looks so messy and such fun to create.
    Nicola, thank you so much for your kind wishes and for being loyal to my Blog during my absence. I do hope I will be able to make my Blog more active again and also be able to visit you far more.
    Kindest Wishes
    Lynne

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  46. Oh Nicola! Just looking through your most recent posts. They are jaw dropping gorgeous! Thank you for dropping by my blog with warm wishes on being published. I truly appreciate it. Hugs, Yvonne

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  47. A gorgeous card Nicola, and the added lace makes a beautiful
    embellishment.
    Avril xx

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Thank-you! Your visit and comment is very much appreciated. Nicola x