Saturday, 3 January 2015

Wedding Glasses

Happy New Year to everyone! The first challenge for 2015 starting over at Outlawz Saturday Paper Ala Mode challenge is getting back to the heart of using paper and the new challenge theme is to 'Make Your Own Background Paper'. It is sponsored by Bugaboo Stamps so please pop over and join in the fun. This is the first time that I've used my new Distress Markers too, so its a new technique for me.

Bugaboo Stamps Wedding Glasses

Card ingredients include:

Stamps: Bugaboo Stamps 'Wedding Glasses', unknown background stamp (from stash), Kaszazz 'Conragtulations' sentiment.
Distress Markers: Antique Linen, Brushed Corduroy, Aged Mahogany, Weathered Wood.
Papers:  Gold foil card, ivory cardstock.
Dies: Cheery Lyn Designs Lace Corner Deco.
Other: Vintage Photo Distress Ink, Tarnished Bronze Distress Stain, gold glitter washi tape, sheer ribbon, gold embossing powder, Flamingo & Platinum Pearl Liquid Pearls.

For the making of my background paper, I used the Tarnished Bronze Distress Stain on the stamp (unknown origin of stamp pulled from my stash, sorry). It's a pity that you can't see the lovely shine of the stain in the photo either as it really adds to the golden effect. I then edged it with Vintage Photo Distress Ink prior to distressing the edges with a distressing tool. Because the stamp is only square in size I had to stamp it twice and line it up before adding the sheer ribbon & gold glitter washi tape to hide the join.


  1. A wonderful card!
    Thank you soo much for taking part in our "New Beginning” challenge over at Creatalicious & good luck in the draw…
    Hope to see you again in our next challenge as well…

    (DT Penny's Paper Crafty Challenges)
    (DT-Coordinator Creatalicious Challenges)
    (DT Come and Get It)
    (GDT Kreativzeit Challenges)

  2. So cute! Thanks for linking up with AAA.

  3. Thank you for taking part in our JIC challenge, I very much enjoyed looking at your card and all
    the time and detail you put into it, good luck hugs tracy

  4. Hi Alicia,
    what a gorgeous card for celebrating something special!! Love the sewing and how you made your background paper. As there is also glitter on the card, so ...thanks for joining us at House of Cards and at Simply Create Too with your wonderful creation.
    Happy New Year!!
    Rosi x

  5. I love this- especially hoe you used the pearls as bubbles in the glasses. Clever!! Thanks for joining us this month at House of Cards!

  6. This is gorgeous! I LOVE the peals as bubbles an I adore the fabulous colors--so stunning! Thanks for joining us at House of Cards! HUGS and have a great week! :) Mynn xx

  7. Thank you for explaining the how you did it on your blog. The results are stunning. Thank you for sharing with us at Simply Create Too - Myrna DT

  8. Beautiful creation! Thanks for joining us at The Crafter's Cafe....and Happy New Year!
    Fiona DT x

  9. I love the Liquid Pearls! Beautiful card!
    Thank you for joining us at House of Cards!

  10. Beautiful card. Thanks so much for playing along with us at HOC :)

  11. Really gorgeous background with the distress stain, and your coloring technique is wonderful! Thanks for joining us at House of Cards. I hope you will play along with us every month. Barbara

  12. Hi Alicia! Love this entry, thank you for sharing with Creatalicious, Jackie CT member.

  13. Lovely card Alicia!! Great job on designing the background paper and Super Cool image!! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at Creatalicious!! Best of luck
    Bigg Hugs

  14. The sparkle on your gold mat is the perfect touch on this lovely card!
    Thanks so much for joining us for our ANYTHING GOES Challenge this week. Pop back soon to see if you’re a winner, and to join in the new challenge here at Bugaboo’s Catch the Bug blog.
    Jen Leeflang (BUGABOO STAMPS)

  15. Alicia: Great wedding card! We're glad you're joining Simply Create Too challenge #76 - "Let's Celebrate". Looking forward to your entry in our next challenge also.

    Simply Create Too Design Team Member

  16. Such a great, elegant card - such a great image and you have done such a great job dressing it up for this card!!! Awesomely done, Alicia!! A big hit with me!!! Thank you for joining us at Simply Create Too - "Let's Celebrate" challenge!! Hope you will join us next time as well!!

    Taunya Butler
    Simply Create Too Design Team Member
    personal blog -

  17. Totally digging this one. Love the glasses and the gorgeous color palette. Beautifully done! Thanks for joining us at Catch the Bug last week. Hope you will play along again this week.

  18. Beautiful colours and original background! Thanks for joining us at Just Inspirational Challenges!
    Stefi DT

  19. This is gorgeous! I love how you made the background paper. And I love your wedding glass stamp. :) Thank you for joining us at House of Cards!

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  21. Lovely card

    thank you so much for entering the challenge over at crafting Musketeers this month

    Hugs Kerrie x