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Jul 6, 2024

Romantic Occasions at Allsorts Challenge

Hello everyone, I am back from my blogging/crafting break (my last several posts had all been scheduled in advance) and today I am sharing the first card I made after about 4 weeks and it's for our new theme at Allsorts challenge. Liz is hosting this week and selected "Romantic Occasions" as her optional theme but as always we would love to see all your other new crafty makes just the same (up to 3) for the Anything Goes option. We have prizes from Highlight Crafts, AALL and Create and Stampendous for the July challenges and hopefully you'll join in the fun this week for your chance to win.

I decided to make a wedding card with these cute little "lovebirds" from the Penny Black set Woodland Friends

After several non-crafty weeks it was hard to get started but do like how this turned out. As mentioned the image is by Penny Black, I fussy cut it but then stamped it again on a scalloped circle then added the fussy cut image to the circle with foam tape.

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The simple background was done with a Lavinia stencil, in this case I inked the stencil using Picked Raspberry ink then spritzed with a little bit of water and pressed that onto the cardstock. The sentiment is from a long retired set by Whimsy Stamps. I didn't find the right shade of pink card stock so I inked a white piece using the same Picked Raspberry ink and layered the image panel onto it before adding to a white card base. Oh, and I used some natural jute twine to hang up the birdhouse. Maybe pure white twine would have been a better choice...

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Sarn said...

A lovely wedding card with a fab sentiment. I like how you used the Lavinia stencil.

Happy Saturday! x

Pauline C said...

Very pretty image and lovely delicate stencilling … a very sweet wedding card xx

Joanne said...

That is adorable!

brenda said...

Very pretty with the subtle stencil work in the background and a nice modern feel Ellie.

B x

Linby said...

It's so sweet and lovely colours with that soft stencilling in the background too.

Gail said...

Very pretty card! The sentiment is fabulous!
The colors you've chose and the stenciling is perfect!

Suzanne H said...

Such a sweet card! Love the stenciling behind the bird house. Very cute! Thanks for joining in at Double Trouble 170. Crazy Cousin Suzanne

Suzanne Reynolds said...

Love the partially stenciled background for your adorable image... and great congratulatory card on a special occasion. Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble.

Diane said...

It's an adorably cute card and image and love the pretty stenciling behind!
Thank you for joining our challenge at Triple B, Stencil Fun and The Sisterhood of Crafters!
Diane TB SF Co-Owner and TSH DT
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Makira said...

I adore the delicate stencil used as the background - it adds such a lovely touch! The birds are adorable and remind me of the sparrows in the Tikki Room. We'd be thrilled to have you join us at Park Hopping My Happy Place!
Cheers, 🎨 🌈🎢✨ Makira

Makira said...

Thank you for playing with us!
Cheers, 🎨 🌈🎢✨ Makira

coldwaters2 said...

This is so pretty Ellie I love the PB image and the lovely colours so soft and dreamy
lolo x

Sarah said...

That's an adorable stamp and what an unusual sentiment too x

Melanie R said...

Such a sweet card and beautifully colored, too! Great idea to add the partially stenciled background. Thank you for joining us at Double Trouble.

Donna Walls said...

This is simply the sweetest wedding card! Thanks for sharing your creativity with us at The Paper Funday Challenge.
Donna xx
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Amy Johnson said...

Welcome back! Such a sweet wedding card!

SarahR said...

Hi there, what a super sweet image and a really lovely, soft feeling card. I love the background you've created - it's so pretty. Thanks for joining in with my use a die challenge at Passion for Markers this week, Sarah - DT.

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

This is gorgeous, I love the birds and tag on the pretty stencilling, all coordinated by the pink border, So very lovely. Thank you so much for joining us in our challenge at Critter Crazy Challenge this week. Good Luck. I hope to see you again in our next challenge.
Faith A DT

Izzy Scrap said...

Very cute card with these adorable birds. Lovely design too. Thanks so much for sharing and for playing at ATSM.

Donna Scholz said...

Elli, such a cute wedding card! You decision to do a partial stenciling on the background is so clever!! I love your attention to the detail elements as well. Thank you for sharing with us at Double Trouble!!! -Donna