Saturday, February 25, 2012

Tiramisu Wedding


I was asked by the school Principal if I would make a wedding card for one of the teachers.  I also needed it to be bigger than my usual cards so that all the staff could sign it.

So I went searching for some challenges to give me some inspiration.  I have only made one or two wedding cards and I don’t have many stamp sets that are appropriate for a wedding either, so I was a little stressed.

I found a fantastic sketch at Mojo Monday that I thought would work well with a larger card (my card is actually one A4 sheet folded in half).  I’m sure I’ll be using this sketch again, it’s a beauty!

I also found a “new to me” challenge site called The Lollipop Ladies and their challenge is Tiramisu with the additional challenge of layers.  I thought they would be lovely colours for a wedding card (and just a little different without being too different).  I used shimmery white, vanilla, crumb cake and a dash of espresso for the colours and of course there are lots of layers too.

And this is what I came up with:




The only set I have for a wedding card really is an oldie (but one of my favourites), Always.  I clear embossed the heart onto shimmery white with crumbcake ink and cut it out and then stamped the hearts again onto vanilla and used white embossing powder.  I cut these hearts out smaller so that there was the embossed crumbcake dots showing around the outside. 

I used the double bow tutorial by Ann Schach again too, but it’s a triple instead of double this time and I decided not to crumple the ribbon on this one.  I also dug out an old sentiment stamp (that I love and have had in my collection for years) and stamped it with espresso.


Ingredients :

Stamps : Always, Happily ever after (Artee)

Card : shimmery white, vanilla, crumb cake

Ink : espresso, crumb cake, versamark

Other : big shot, polka dot ef, finial press ef, clear embossing powder, white embossing powder, pearls, crumb cake seam binding


Hopefully all the staff, but especially the bride-to-be, will like what I created. 




  1. I think this turned out beautifully! I love the colors and the texture; they make for a very elegant card. It beats the pants off anything they would have bought from a store. :)

  2. What a stunning card Kathy.

    I love your embossed panels and that gorgeous seam binding triple bow. Love that you double layered your hearts to get the two tones.

  3. Absolutely stunning, Kathy! I love all of the texture! And thanks for the sweet shout out!

  4. Fantastic card, Kathy - I am sure they will all love it, and it will become a special memento. Thanks for joining us at Lollipop Ladies for this challenge!

  5. What a beautiful card ,it's simplicity of colours make it very elegant.Great layout ,I'm sure the happy couple will love it.

    Thanks for playing along at TLL ,join us again on Wednesday for a more colouful challenge.

  6. This a beautiful wedding card Kathy and I am sure everyone will enjoy siging it for the happy couple. I agree that sketch looks great to use time and time again.

  7. Holy Shmoley what a beautiful card! You certainly rose to the challenge!!

  8. Kathy this is stunning and fits so well with The Lollipop Ladies challenge. I just love the seam binding, thanks for playing along :)

  9. Beautiful card Kathy. I really love the sentiment.


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