Monday 13 May 2013

Damask Wedding

Not sure where to start with this one as it is quite a complex design - but suffice to say, it is all done using my favourite mediums of Silhouette Cameo & Promarker pens. Why damask? Well, I was working on this theme for a wedding card I needed (always pretty classy to my way of thinking), when I finally saw the actual invitation & as luck would have it, it was itself a damask design - black on white. Couldn't have planned that better! Decided to add touches of pearlescent gold to their colour-scheme too to prevent it all going a bit 'funereal'.

I had created myself a set of damask based cut-files a while back when I was 'playing' with my Cameo - a full set of variations on a theme which I tend to create when caught 'by the mood'. I layered two of these for the front and added rolled flowers to the centre-piece which, in this gorgeous pearlescent card, look for all the world like fine porcelain.

Tag front
The actual style of card I am not even sure has a name, but I have been calling it a 'pocket fold' which seems to sum it up to me. I wanted to include several pockets into the design as I needed to find a spot for a gift card & then I do like a good verse/sentiment to help convey what I want to say to the happy couple, not to mention in this case - needing a perfect spot for me to add an image. Much as I love to create cut-files I just have to colour too if I can! LOL.
Tag reverse

Layer upon layer on the inside of the card which folds/opens out with a central pocket panel and I had to adapt some of my damask cut-files so they fit into my chosen pocket shaping, not to mention the tag onto which I had added the LOTV image. Yes, a LOT of hard work & hours in this card! Personalised not only with the damask design but incorporating the happy couples' initials into a wedding 'ring'. The addition of pearls & black gems as finishing touches were bought from MeiFlower & the ribbon was from my stash.

Decorated the back too - with an area for me to add my made by/signature.
Will hopefully be back later with a matching box - (spondylosis, computer & Internet connection permitting), all of which have been persecuting me for weeks!

Thanks for visiting my blog and I would like to thank you for adding a comment as I appreciate the time it takes to do so.

Tine :)

Challenges I wish to enter this card for are:
Great Impressions - celebrations
Ribbon Carousel - celebrations (+spooled item - ribbon)
Card Mania - flowers
One Crazy Stamper - May flowers
Crafty Calendar - blossoms & blooms
Cupboard Trilogy - Spring flowers
My Sheri Crafts - flowers
By The Cute & Girly - flowers
Joanna Sheen - music or lyrics inspired (White Wedding - Billy Idol)
Use Your Stuff - texturize (all the cutwork creates loads of texture)
As You Like It - favourite dies/punches (in my case the Cameo - & my own design damask files)
Hobbycutz - more than one fold
Anything Goes - shaped
Scribbles - shaped card
Emerald Faeries - ribbons
Artistic Stamper - words
Crafty Sentiments - use a sentiment
Timeless Tuesday - use black accents
Crafty Ribbons - no designer paper
Di's Digis - bling (pearls & black 'diamonds')
My Time To Craft - show us the inside
Cupcake Craft - lots of layers
Lexi's - black & white plus one (gold)
Our Creative Corner - anything goes
Simply Create Too - anything goes
Crafty Catz - anything goes.


  1. wow O Wow Tine this is absolutely stunning!!! I never seen anything like this before. It's really elegant and so beautiful. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments this week and good luck xx

  2. Gorgeous gorgeous card love it. Thanks for joining us at Great Impressions stamps.

  3. This is stunning, I love how you created the damask effect! Very elegant and striking I am sure the happy couple loved it! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Crafty Sentiments for our Sentiment Challenge! I hope we see your wonderful work again and good luck! Hugs Susan x

  4. Wow gorgeous work ,look forward to seeing the box x

  5. Absolutely BEAUTIFUL! What a labor of love!

  6. This is absolutely gorgeous!! I really want to try and make one of these. I love the colors you chose and wonderful work on the image too. Thanks so much for playing at Crafty Sentiments and Di's Digi Designs this time:)

  7. This is beyond exquisite! Thanks for joining us at My Sheri Crafts.

  8. Just stunning Tine !! What a fab card and gift all in one !! Thanks so much for playing at Crafty Sentiments Designs this week !!

    Good luck sweetie !!

    hugs Diane xx

  9. Holy mackerel! That's incredible Tine! I love all the different tags, your beautifully design die cuts and all the pockets! Stunning!!! Thanks for playing along with our Timeless Tuesday Challenge over at Flourishes!

  10. Fabulously, and absolutely gorgeous!! Tine, you are amazing!

  11. This is an absolutely stunning creation! You are certainly very talented with your Silhouette Cameo machine! Thanks so much for joining us at Our Creative Corner. Anne x

  12. Wow that is gorgeous, love everything about it.

    Thanks for joining in with the Cupboard Trilogy Challenge.

    Liz xx[DT]

  13. Wow, such an elegant card! Love the design and all the detail. Thanks for joining us at Anything Goes.
    Hugs, Janine xx

  14. It's so beautiful! Thanks for joining at A & T Emerald Faeries: Ribbons

  15. This is gorgeous and I love the LOTV image.
    Thank you so much for joining in with our first challenge.
    My blog : Netty's Cards
    Proud to design for As You Like It Challenge.

  16. WOW!!! This is stunning. Such a beautiful design. I love all the detailing, gorgeous colours and sweet image
    Thank you for taking part in the Joanna Sheen Challenge
    Sue xx

  17. Wow, this is simply gorgeous. Thanks for sharing with us at Hobbycutz Challenges and good luck.

  18. WOW this is stunning.

  19. WOW What a stunning card. Thank you so much for joining in with our challenge over at The Cupboard Trilogy Challenge Blog

    Stella xx

    TCT DT

  20. Hi Tine - what a stunning and elegant project!!!! Love the colours and the design of the card. The colouring of the image on the tag is just divine. Thanks for joining our challenge at Lexi's Creations this time.
    Helen x (DT)

  21. This is a fantastic Creation! Just love all the detail! Your colouring of your images is very good. Love all the tags. Thank you for sharing your lovely project with us at Hobbycutz this fortnight. Good Luck.....
    Crafty Hugs

  22. Thank you for entering Simply Create Too’s Challenge #37 – “Anything Goes”.

    Awww!! What a lovely card!!.. White card paper, cutwork, flowers, tags!!...everything seems perfect!!

    Simply Create Too Design Team Member

  23. Stunning card. Thanks for sharing it with us this week at crafty catz. Naomi

  24. Beautiful card!
    Thank you for joining us at Scribbles Designs Challenge!

    Sandy S

  25. Gorgeous card. Love every detail. Thanks for joining us at Card Mania.

  26. WOW!! Such an amazing creation, I love all the details. Thank you for joining in the hobbycutz challenge this time.
    Cathy xx

  27. Wow...Simply everything about it! Thank You for sharing with us this week at Hobbycutz...Hugs Kobie

  28. A beautifully designed card, elegance plus.

  29. WOW, what an impact this card truly makes!!! I'm sure the new couple were blown away with your amazing creation!!! Thanks so much for sharing with us @ My Sheri Crafts challenge!

  30. Wow, wow, wow this is quite simply stunning, I wish I could use my cameo the way you do! This is so elegant and the design is beautiful. Thanks for sharing with us this month at Crafty Calendar Challenges.
    Kim xXx

  31. That is one amazing creation! Thank you for sharing it with us at BTC&G's "Flowers" challenge.

  32. This is sooooo beautiful! I love the design. Fab work! Thanks for playing with us at Crafty ribbons! Hugs! xx

  33. Hi Christine, your card is just stunning, so much work. Thanks for joining us at Cupcake this week xx

  34. Tine, Everything about this is divine! What a labour of love. I've just seen the post with the box too and it all looks so beautiful.

  35. Wow this is amazing and totally stunning. Thanks for joining us at Di's digi designs this week and good luck. xx

  36. WOW!!! Just stunning! The recipient of this will surely treasure it forever. What a way to make a special day even more special.

    Thanks for joining us

    Lin xx
    Lexi's Creations

  37. Such an amazing card! Thanks for sharing with us at Our Creative Corner - Love from Laura xxx

  38. WOW, what a lot of work! Thanks for sharing your lovely card in the "Show Us Your Bling" challenge at Di's Digi Designs
    Good luck and hope to see you next time too, Donna ♥

  39. WOW!!! THis is so elegant!!!! And there's so much to see, love the damask theme and gorgeous colours!!! Thanks for joining us this month at BTC&G and we hope to see you again next challenge. Hugs, Brigitte

  40. Gorgeous! Thanks for sharing with us at My Sheri Crafts!

  41. Gorgeous project! Very elegant and very well put together

    Thanks for sharing with My Sheri Crafts!

  42. Love this! Thank you for joining in The Artistic Stamper Challenge :)