Sunday, June 5, 2011

H2H Wedding Challenge

Did ya miss me?
Sorry for being MIA, I had a little boiling water accident and kind of melted my right hand, so was unable to do much of anything last week (except whine and swear, I'll admit it. Burns really hurt! especially on the soft parts between your fingers.)  That's what happens when you try to do 14 things at once, life has a way of forcing you to slow down sometimes.  For the record, I'm not a big fan of the 'Pasta Express', one big burnt thumbs down.  I'm all good now, just a little peeling but no more pain and shouldn't be any major scars.  I apologize for not leaving comments on everyone's blogs, but I suck at typing as it is, let alone doing it with just my left hand.  I'll try to get around to everyone's blogs this week to catch up.

H2H has a new challenge up today...and the theme is WEDDINGS!  I loved this challenge :)

I went all out with the bling, but kept my color scheme very muted. I think the end result is very elegant, which is the look I was going for:

(You can click the pics to see them in more detail.  I highly reommend it for this card because I had a tough time photographing all the shiny/sparkly details.)
This is the folded card, it fits in a standard A2 card envelope. Why yes, that is embossing on the envelope, thanks for noticing!  It just seems to make it more formal somehow.

And here it is open:

Just google tri-shutter card fold and you'll find several templates/tutorials to make one.  It looks difficult, but is really very simple to make.

Here are some close-ups of each section:

Don't you just love the bling on the ring?
I left the top edge of this white panel open to create a little pocket for a gift card or cash, I should have taken a better picture of this but I think you can visualize it:)  I purposely left this area blank so there is a spot to write on.

All the stamped sentiments and images are heat embossed with silver, and I used rhinestone and silver accents. I love the way this turned out! The pattern paper is from the CTMH Bliss Level 2 paper pack, one of my faves from the CTMH Spring/Summer Idea Book.  If you don't recognize it, it's because I used the reverse side of the colored pattern to showcase the coordinating gray pattern.  For a complete list of the supplies I used, a recipe is at the bottom of this post. 

You should check out what the rest of the DT has made for this challenge, awesome stuff!  And, we have a new Guest Designer joining us this month, Jena from Live, Love, Laugh, Scrapbook...welcome to the DT Jena!  (Jena was our Top Chick for April.  Want to get a guest spot on the DT?  You just have to play along!  If your entry makes it to the top of our Top 10 you are in!)

Now it's your turn to play along.  Create something for a wedding, and link it up at the Heart 2 Heart Challenge Blog so we can all see! 

We have new sponsors for June: Michelle Owen of Cutezie Creations and Romaine Rancier of Bumbles n Bees who have generously donated some fabulous prizes!  Head over to their blogs and leave them some love.  You have until the end of June to play along with all the challenges this month! The more you play, the more chances you have to be a random prize winner or a future guest designer Top Chick!  Remember, Heart to Heart is a CloseToMyHeart challenge blog, to be eligible for any prizes your project must include CTMH products.

Thanks for visiting my blog,

Supplies all CTMH unless noted:
Paper: X7132B Bliss Level 2 Paper Pack
Stamps: D1337 Love Always, C1227 Our Wedding Day (retired, used the sentiment for the envelope)
Z669 Silver Embossing Powder
Z1104 Clear Sparkles
Z1263 Bitty Sparkles
Z1366 Metal Brad Assortment

White flowers by Petaloo
White satin edge with silver organdy ribbon from Really Reasonable Ribbon


  1. Very elegant... so sorry to hear about you hand, boiling water... ouch...

    Thanks for sharing your creation with Make It Monday.
    Don't forget......... if you leave a comment on another entry, mention that you saw their card on "Make It Monday" for a chance at second prize. The more entries you comment on the more chance you have of winning second prize.

  2. That is something that I would call beautiful ^^ I actually saw this thumbnail at Make It Monday and had to come and check it out.
    Hugs, Eemeli

  3. WOW... love this card, I saw you on Make it Monday so popped for a closer look... Love it, so much detail. Good luck in the Challenge xx

  4. Hi Lorrinda

    Oh no, how awful!!

    Your burns, not your card, LOL.

    Glad to hear that you are healing well and no permanent damage.

    Your card is absolutely stunning!! Very elegant indeed. I have not tried to make one of this tri shutter cards yet but I love how they look.

    Thank you for sharing with us at Make It Monday this week.

    Michelle :-)

  5. Fab shutter card and it looks great in monochrome
    Thanks for linking up to make it monday
    Lisa x

  6. I'm so sorry about your hand, and I'm glad you're feeling better now. Your card is very elegant. I love all the sparkle and bling!

  7. Love the trishutter card! I never thought to make it as a wedding card. What a fabulous idea! Saw you card at MIM.

  8. So glad to hear you're healing up, I still shudder when I read your posts! Your card is stunning, as always - and the photography has such a vintage black and white feel to it!

  9. Ouch...not an ideal thing for a crafter to do. Hope all is healing well.

    The card is beautiful - love all the elements you have included - just fab.

    Toni :o)

  10. Your card is so pretty.
    Love the black and white with a touch of sparkle :)

  11. Lorrinda, this is beautiful!!! Love all the embossing & the tri-shutter makes it all the more stunning! Glad your hand is feeling better :)

  12. A beautiful tri-shutter card and love that you have made it as a wedding card. great idea, lovely papers and stamped images, I saw it on Make It Monday and came for a closer look, glad I did,

  13. Such an incredible card. Love all the detail.

  14. Such a beautiful wedding card...sure to be treasured forever...I saw your thumbnail on Make it Monday and needed a closer look! Glad I did!

  15. First and foremost, I'm so glad that you're doing better! Second, you created one amazingly beautiful card! That is one lucky couple! I love all the details, but especially how you made one panel a gift card pocket. Clever girl! Thanks for the inspiration!

  16. Wow great card!! saw it on Make it Monday, and i thought, gee i wish i could make one of them!! way cool, and very beautiful.(might try it!)

  17. Hello Lorrinda. Very stylish .Very clever . Love the cutting and the folds and the embossing

  18. Glad your hand is healing. This card is soooo elegant, that embossing is fabulous!


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