Sunday, October 14, 2012

She Is Engaged!!!

I have been working on my special card all week and finally finished it.  I also promised you some exciting news and here it is – My daughter is engaged!!  I am so excited for her and my card is for her and her fiancé. 


 
The front of the card has layers of white, teal, and glitter.  I used two different corner border punches, along with a Spellbinder Die and an embossing folder.  I used "Tear-ific Tape" to add added the new Cloud Nine Velvet Glitter to the edges with the heart border.
 

Since they are both musicians, it was very important to incorporate something musical.  I heat embossed the Music Background with Silver Pearl Embossing Powder on a white square that shows through the Clear Embossable Acetate of the picture frame created with a Spellbinder Die and layers of white and teal.  It is popped up with foam tape on only three sides, leaving the top open so their engagement picture can be slid in behind the acetate.  The Congratulation from the Congratulations Trio was heat embossed with Poolside Embossing Powder on the front of the acetate.




 
I created a large bow with some lovely decorative sheer ribbon and added it to the top left corner, along with some handmade roses.  I sponged the two smaller roses with a little pink ink and added glitter to all of the flowers, using Brushable Glue.


For the inside of the card I added more punched layers. I embossed the Music Background in Silver Pearl again, but also added the Solid Monarch in a few places.  I added teal cardstock covered with the same ribbon across the center.   The hearts are cut with Spellbinder dies and their names are written with a Penboss Marker and embossed with Poolside EP.  The final touch was to add tiny pink pearls to the punched border on both the front and the inside.
 

Here is the final card.  I hope this will be a keepsake for them of this exciting time in their lives.


 

 
 
 
 
 
 

This card is entered in the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamps Challenge – Dies and/or Punches
Clearly Inspired Challenge #61 (CIC61) – Sentimental
Crafts and Me Challenge #105 – Anything Goes
Craft Your Passion Challenge #131 – Hip To Be Square
The Cuttlebug Spot Challenge – What’s On Your Desk? (Yes, this was all on my desk – working on this for the last week and my desk is a mess!!)
Fussy and Fancy Challenge 73 - Easel Card
Ladybugs Crafts Ink Challenge – Flowers and Embossing
One Stop Craft Challenge 200 – Heat Embossing

22 comments:

Barbara Bruder said...

Marie, what a masterpiece of a card you've come up with. This certainly is a keepsake. What exciting news! This card is so beautiful.I love all the components in the card and how you wove the music into the card because they are both musicians!!! Fabulous!!!

Donna Ellis said...

Marie, what an incredible card keepsake! All the different layers, products, elements, coming together to bring wonderful textures. I especially like the Silver Pearl embossing with the musical notes! I need to get mine out and use it to create a similar rich background. Love the poolside colors with the other soft pastels. And glitter, too? A remarkable combination of layers and textures, Marie. Congratulations on increasing your family, too!

Andreja L. said...

Vau, what a great and beautiful card! I love your embossing very much!
Thank you for playing in our challenge OSCC,
Hugs :-))

May said...

Congratulations on this fabulous news!! Your card is Stunning love the embossing, colours, design & great detail... Simply Beautiful.. Thank you for joining us at Fussy & Fancy... May x

Shona Erlenborn said...

A work of art indeed! I'm sure it will be cherished Marie. So much detail in this, down to the music script - to be covered up by a photo!!

Anne Temple said...

This is so beautiful!! I'm sure they will treasure it forever.

scrap joanny said...

super nice card - perfect for us challenge - thanks so much for playing with craft your passionchallenge- hugs Joanna

Kim S said...

Congratulations to the whole Berquist family for the newest addition to the family! All the best to the happy couple!

Beautiful card as usual!

Kim S

Sandra H said...

Oh my goodness Marie, Your card is so beautiful and your daughter and future son-in-law will totally be in love with it and will treasure all of the work you have put into it ........its a wonderful card for them and many congratulations too! x

Debi said...

Marie,
This is absolutely beautiful. Congratulations to your daughter and her fiance. Thank you for sharing such a special card and occasion with all of us!

Cheryl B said...

Marie, it is beautiful! What a fantastic job you did! Can't wait to see what you do for their wedding card!! LOL!

Keri Brown said...

This is absolutely stunning... You did an amazing job... :)

Annie said...

Wow this is stunning.....I love the layout and all the embossing with glitter. Thanks for joining us over at fussy and fancy Friday challenge. Hugs Ann xxx

Brenda said...

Marie. Congratulations. What a stunning card. You've outdone yourself on this one. I'm sure it will be treasured!

Julie said...

My goodness, this is sooooo pretty! Thanks for joining in with my challenge theme at Ladybug Crafts Ink, remember that if you leave a comment on any of the DT's blogs, you could be in with a chance of winning one of the new release digis! ~ Julie.x

Sarahshandmadecardsx said...

Wow your card is stunning on the inside and outside and your daughter will love the very special card you have made for her.

Thank you for joining us at OSCC in our heat embossing challenge and good luck.

Sarahxx

Sarah J. Moerman said...

Beautiful card! I love the bouquet of flowers! Congrats to you on your daughter's engagement! Thanks for joining us for the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!

April said...

You have done a wonderful job on this! I know Trisha will love it!

scrapperjulia said...

Congratulations to your daughter and her finacee! This is a beautiful keepsake for them. Love the white on white embossing music notes. Very beautiful! Thanks for joining us at The One Stop Craft Challenge!

Gita said...

Wow, what a beautiful card for your daughter's engagement. Congrats for her and her fiance!!

DesignerDiva said...

WOW! this is really beautiful you should be really proud I absolutely love it!
Thank you for playing along at LCI this challenge with the Ladybugs and good luck
Hugs Laurie xx

Trisha said...

We put a picture in it! So pretty!!!!!