Sunday 7 June 2015

Engagement Card

It was a week after their engagement before Elaine and Andy returned from their holiday and we were able to congratulate them in person and pop a bottle of bubbly to celebrate. However, that week had given me enough time to put together an engagement card and I used my favourite layout, colours, techniques and embellishments to make it.

Two different shades of lilac pearlescent card, dufex silver heart card and two different shades of lilac printed card from a Create and Craft pack were cut and layered to make the different tiers for the card. The bottom and middle tiers were made by layering up the cardstock with nine 5cm squares stitched on the top of the middle layer to make a grid for the nine little toppers to sit in. Lilac grosgrain ribbon was wrapped around two corners of the bottom layer before the middle layer was added on top using foam pads.

The top tier was the nine little toppers. The squares, hearts and sentiment layers for these were die cut using Spellbinder nestabilities dies and purple thread was wrapped around each set of squares to add an extra frame to the embellishments. An Avec embroidery and embossing stencil was used to prick out the design for the stitching on the corner squares.

To finish off the card hearts in the form of pearls, stickers and a silver charm were added along with a bow made from the lilac grosgrain ribbon.

It's hard to believe all this happened almost a year ago and that they are now a married couple.


  1. They look really happy !
    And your card is beautiful !!!!

  2. Gorgeous card and what a nice couple they make.....
    Thanks for sharing with us at CraftyCatz this

  3. A really stunning card Liz. Your purple Lilac and silver colour combination is very pretty and all your little details are wonderful. Thanks for joining our challenge at Crafty Cardmakers and more. Sally.x.

  4. Love this card Liz. Very patchwork looking. Congrats to the happy couple too. Linda x

  5. Lovely card, I'm sure it will be treasured! Thanks for joining with our Real or Faux Stitching challenge at Crafty Cardmakers and More, good luck and hope to see you again soon

    Hugs, Sue xx

  6. Stunning card.Thank you for sharing with us in Card Mania Challenge #69 Use a Metal Embellishment. Good Luck!.

    Evie - DT member.

  7. Great card, Thank you for joining us for this months challenge, Sylvie, Craft for the Craft DT