Just Add Bows

26 September 2013

"Always the Bridesmaid, never the Bride"

The Just Add Ink challenge this week is from Nikki, 'Just Add Bows' and as you know, I always love adding bows to my cards, but this time, for me, it had to be an 'amazing' bow - a stand out bow! 

JAI 184

As for the quote, for me it's different. I have never been a bridesmaid. I have been blessed by being a bride and I loved it, but never a bridesmaid. Until now! So you can imagine my excitement when I was asked and of course I needed to create the most amazing engagement card for my best-friend and her fiancé! I can't wait for them to 'tie the knot.' ;)
This is a tri-fold card, so it needed to be on an easle!

The card was so thick that I made a box for it!

I am loving the new Modern Medley Designer Series Paper on page 154. 
I have seen so many beautiful cards made using this paper, great for Christmas and male cards too! I used it >HERE< a few months ago.

Designer series paper modern medley stampin up stampinup card ideas

Another favoutite stamp - Hello, Doily on page 122.
$30.95 wood / $24.95 clear

 Stamp Sets: Hello Doily, Love & Laughter
Accessories: Black Satin Ribbon (my own stash), Large Scallop Edgelits, Delicate Designs Embossing Folder, Versa Mark Pad, Black Embossing Powder, Large Rhinestone, Sqaure Envelope,
Simply Scored was used to create the box.
Designer Series Paper: Modern Medley (pg154)
 Colour Combination: Whisper White, Basic Black 

 Thanks for stopping by,
Lou X


  1. Oh my goodness Lou this is stunning! The trifold card is amazing and I LOVE the doily stamp in black and your super big bow. Enjoy that bridesmaid experience I've never been one either! x

  2. This is absolutely stunning Louise. I'm sure you friend will be chuffed when she receives it. TFS Cheers Donna Z :)

  3. Wow Wow Wow this is soooooooo stunning L! Love every square inch of this masterpiece, you are a superstar!

  4. I was going to say this is "stunning", but you already know that, from all the other comments, LOL! What an amazing, unique, work of art - a gorgeous gift in itself, that will surely be treasured by the happy couple. LOVE your work, Lou! xx

  5. Love how elegant this card is. There is just something about this colour scheme that just makes me go "Oooh".

  6. Lou, this is AMAZING! I adore black and white {or Very Vanilla} together. WOW

  7. This is a gorgeous set! WOW and I love black and white.
    Thank you so much for leaving a nice comment on my blog. Always appreciated.
    Luoise Cyr (http://www.stampinup.net/esuite/home/louisecyr/blog)

  8. Lou this card is just beautiful. I always love black & white together. You are soooo talented. Just love everything you do. Thanks for sharing!

  9. Breathtaking Lou!..So stunningly elegant and beautifully finished details. You'll make a beautiful bridesmaid...Bet you're hoping for pink..:0) xxx

  10. How do you get the colored doilies? I'd really like to try this.

  11. Dear Anonymous,
    The doily stamp was inked using 'Versa Mark' and then heat embossed using black embossing powder. Hope this helps! :)
    Louise xx