Tuesday, 27 November 2012

An Engagement Card?

Happy Tuesday, my friends!
Today IS Tuesday, isn't it? lol My goodness time is flying by quickly these days! Just don't ask me where it goes! lol
Did you see the title of this card? Did you perhaps wonder why I would be making my first engagement card? That's a question I CAN answer...
My daughter, Andrea, has just been engaged to her boyfriend, Ian! Woohoo!! We are all SO EXCITED!! I know many of you will picture Andrea as being far too young to get married! You're so used to seeing her in my layouts as a baby or a little girl! Well, she's all "growed up"! :o)
When I got down to the business of creating this card, I had a very difficult time finding anything for engagements or weddings in my stash. I do have a Wedding Slice Design Card, thanks to my friend Friday, but nothing else! Then I remembered this paper with the rings on it. I had bought the paper pad with my other daughter, Liane, in mind because it was full of jewelry, purses and shoes. She works in a jewelry store part time, and I thought it would be perfect for her. Well, this sheet of paper was perfect for THIS occasion! My stamps are sadly lacking in these categories though, so I had to do a lot of scrounging to find some that were suitable. I guess I'll just have to go shopping! ;o)
Andrea loves bright colors, so I added the pop of red. I used quite a number of brand new items on this card and I think she...and Ian...will really like it!
So...now I have an assignment for ALL of YOU, my friends! I need you to all start posting wedding ideas and projects! That's a whole new area for me...and I just know it's going to be SO MUCH FUN!! :o)

For the inside of the card I layered two stamps. The swirly heart is from a Valentine set that I just picked up on sale. To add the red inside I played around with a Fiskar's border punch. I thought it would work since it was diamondish. This was my first attempt and it came out really nice. I just happened to have these square rhinestones in my stash that fit perfectly onto the little red diamond shaped bits that were created!

Materials Used:
Papers: Momenta Textured Cardstock, 
GCD Studios - Material Girls;
Dies: Spellbinders Shapeabilites Pendants - Lattice,
Spellbinders Just Rite Custom Dies, 
Spellbinders Nestabilities - Crown Ovals;
Inks: Momento - Tuxedo Black,
Martha Stewart- Forget-Me-Not;
Stamps: Simon Says Stamp - Beautiful Words,
Simon Says Stamp - You Can Do Anything,
Stamponology - Love is in the Air;
Bling: Ranger Stickles - Frosted Lace,
American Crafts WOW Glitter - White,
Rhinestones - My Stash.

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I hope your days are filled with Joy and Laughter! :o)


Susan M said...

Wonderful news Nancy,congratulations to your daughter and her fiance! They are sure to love your beautiful card,gorgeous colours.Such an exciting time for you all,I hope you are going to share it all with us!The Lord will be in the midst of all your planning.Praying that your joy will be overflowing.
My blog will be resuming shortly!

Jennifer said...

This is wonderful news! YEAH! Love the card you've created, I'm sure it'll be treasured! Wonderful layering of the stamps inside!

Creations by Shirl said...

Congrats Nancy how exciting! And the card you created for them is just so beautiful. I can't wait for you to start planning their wedding invitations, their wedding card, the Thank You cards, the whole entire center pieces... LOL! This will surely keep you occupied for awhile... What a great Holiday cheers for the family....

Tracy said...

I really have to wonder if we're related sometimes. LOL Kara's boyfriend proposed and gave her a ring the Monday morning we left for Tennessee. :-) I think your card is just lovely and I wish Andrea and Ian the best of God's blessings!

Friday said...

What fabulous news, Nancy. I hope you get to use that cartridge now. lol!! I love the rings on your card it's so perfect for this fantastic news. TFW... Hugs!!

Geri said...

Oh my goodness...what a beautiful creation for an exciting and wonderful occasion, Nancy...so happy for all of you! The card is just perfect...inside and out!!!

Hannah said...

what a pretty card and I love the inside with the layering of the stamps...gorgeous!

Cindy Haffner said...


~Tammy~ said...

Big congrats! My son's name is Ian, so it's good right there! :-))) You must be so excited! Oh the days of fun to come!

The card you created is beautiful! They will cherish it forever!

Melanie said...

Lovely card! Congrats to your daughter - what a happy time! :)

Holly said...

Woohoo mom in law to be! That is so exciting!!! What a special card. Xo Hlly

alexandra s.m. said...

Oh My! Nancy, you are way too young to have a daughter getting engaged....what's up with that?!!

Congrats to Ian, smart man!

I hope we'll get to see a picture of the beautiful couple ...

YOur card is PERFECT!!


Anonymous said...

Congratulations to your daughter - and yourself as well. This is a beautiful card to celebrate her engagement. You have made me stare at the inside of the card in disbelief! AMAZING!

Love you - Leslie

Jonia said...

Well congratulations Nancy, so excited for your daughter and what a beautiful card. I know she loved it. I will have to send a link to one I did my daughter in January 2 years ago when she was engaged. Hope you are doing well!

Inkypinkydelights said...

Hi Nancy, Thanks for stopping by my Blog today. Your work is lovely! Judy x

Embellishments said...

Congrats to Andrea & Ian!!! How exciting! That's wonderful news Nancy and your card is beautiful. So I guess we'll get to see the lovely couple at some point :-)
Hugs, Steff