Friday, June 12, 2009

Going TRI-lingual!

You may have noticed that I've had a little blogging break - it's been a card making break as well. Having posted a card every other day throughout the whole of May, I felt the need to do other things for a while...
But today I have something to show you. A big card, it measures 15cm by 21cm! It's for a wedding taking place in the Netherlands. And to please everyone involved, I was asked to write the sentiments in three languages: Norwegian, Dutch and Frisian! That's a first time for me... But it was a fun project. The sentiments on the front say "congratulations on your wedding day".
The sentiments were written in the font Porcelain -it's a free download at Misprinted Type. I played around with the layout of the words in PhotoStudio, printed it on white Bazzill and cut it out with my nesties.

I used layers and textures to create some interest in this muted monochromatic colour scheme. Two shimmering DPs, Bazzill Bling, silver cardstock, silver ink, flat-back pearls and silver-rimmed pearl brads give the card a lot of shine. The flowers are all white, but in various shapes and sizes. I probably used about half a bottle of Glimmermist Pearl on them, and some Stickles Diamond glitter glue for good measure!

A little peek of the inside. Clean and simple as usual. The sentiment is again in all three languages - loosely translated they say "best wishes".
I've entered this card to two challenges: At the ABC Challenge they are saying that R is for roses, and I have three of those. And I think I'm just in time to enter Secret Crafter as well... I hope so. Their theme is bling, and there's enough of that here, for sure! ;)
I'll be back soon with more cards and some more knitting. My task for the day was to find online tutorials for grafting/kitchener stitch... Not a problem, there were loads to choose from. Now I just have to see if I can make it work.


  1. OH, How, AMAZING is this card, I am speachless, I don't think I've seen anything that beautiful, before. wow

  2. This is stunning! Love the colours and all of your shimmery flowers!
    Thanks for joining us at the ABC Challenge this week!
    Helen x

  3. This is fabulous, love it. Thanks for joining in the ABC challenge this week.


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