Sunday, March 4, 2012

Sunny Challenges & Creations 03012

As a previous Ray of Sunshine on Sunny Challenges & Creations, I was asked to be a guest designer for this week's challenge.  It's wonderful to be asked and I feel very honoured.  This week the challenge is a sketch with buttons to embellish.
Here is my card.  I wanted a white on white look with a touch of gold.  I think I succeeded and I'm quite happy with the result. The inspiration for my card came from this card made by Linda Coughlin (The Funkie Junkie), whose work I admire wholeheartedly.

The base is whisper white with a layer of gold, then an embossed piece of whisper white to add texture. The vertical piece is two layers of whisper white, one with a punched border down each side and the other embossed with a different embossing folder from the bottom layer.
The two hearts were made by gold embossing whisper white with the flower from the Stampin' Up set, You Are Loved.  I then die cut those pieces with the scalloped heart of hearts embosslit die.  I added a row of pearls to one and a black bow tie to the other.
My greeting is from a retired hostess set called Occasional Quotes, gold embossed and punched out with the decorative label punch. Two more punched pieces in gold are peeking out from behind the greeting to give it that lift.
White satin/organza ribbon, gold cord, pearls and my heart button completed the card.

I hope the design team cards inspire you to join in this week with the Sunny Challenges girls and that we see lots of entries.  Head on over there and see what the girls have done this week. Go on you can do it!!
Thanks for visiting my blog today and I hope everyone is well.


Elizabeth Dyson said...

This is gorgeous Leigh. What a wonderful card for a special occasion. Thanks so much for participating as a guest in this week's challenge.

Elaine said...

Lovely wedding card Leigh love the embossing .
Hugs Elaine

Jean McKenzie said...

An excellent wedding card Leigh!! Love the gold embossing and the placement of the "bride and groom" hearts!!

Marlies said...

A gorgeous and very elegant wedding card Leigh! Beautifully made! hugs Marlies

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous Wedding card Leigh. I am so pleased that you could join us as Guest Designer at Sunny Challenges and Creations.

Miss Vicky said...

Such a lovely card Leigh. All that embossing is beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Sunny Creations as our Guest Designer

Leslie Miller said...

I really thought the gold flowers were a foil sticker. Amazing! Love both the dry embossing and the gold embossing. The gold and white together are so elegant while still being fresh and sweet. Very pretty! You're a perfect choice for guest designer!

Marita said...

Lovely card♥. Love the embossing♥.Stunning work!!!

Hugs, Marita

Kasey ~ in Oz said...

Hi Linda,

Fabulous card, love the white and gold.

I'm passing the Liebster Award on to you from my blog.


Kasey ~ in oz

Joanne Leddy said...

Beautiful card Leigh. I love the white on white with all the texture you've added. So elegant and absolutely gorgeous!

Mary said...

Leigh, Beautiful. I love the combination of white and gold, very classy! I'm going to check out Sunny Challenges.... Great layout by the way!