Monday, May 5, 2014

The Hallmark Challenge #3

This challenge kicked off earlier in the year and I have been so busy with everyone's wonderful orders to be able to get regular challenge posts up. Sorry about that! I won't make any huge promises other than I'll continue to try and get these up as often as I can.

Ok, a quick recap for those who don't know what The Hallmark Challenge is. I feature an over priced store bought card, which I have photographed IN the store, because it is far too over priced for me to purchase for the challenge. Then comes the fun part. Using the supplies I have in my stash, I recreate the card and share it here with you. The card will then be available for purchase after the challenge. 

If you'd like to recap on previous challenges you can find them here and here.

Ok and here we go with Challenge #3.....

Our victim this time round is this overpriced (at $6.99, what a joke) wedding card. I have been looking forward to recreating this one. For $7 I thought it was QUITE basic. A card doesn't need to be overly embellished or over the top to be beautiful. It can be simple and still be beautiful and elegant. I'm sure it appeals to many, but not to me! :) Off to work I went. 

First thing, I wasn't interested in the gold touches. I know that gold is very "in" at the moment but I've been doing a lot of work with gold lately and wanted to change it up a little, so pulled out my silver supplies instead. Here is what I came up with.

I kept the simple and elegant feel but jazzed it up a little (of course). We have a doily edge silver foil heart with rhinestone embellishments, and a sparkly silver glimmer heart. 

I used my Dictionary (#130351) background stamp behind the hearts and put vellum over the top to give it a blurred effect. Then I just popped a sweet sentiment at the bottom and I was done! 

I dunno about you, but I like mine HEAPS better! It will be put up for sale over here really soon! If you want to have a go at recreating this Hallmark Card, please go ahead and add your weblink into the linky tool below! 

Till next time...