Saturday, 1 June 2013

Civil Partnership Card

It's the first of the month, so that means the start of a new challenge on the Clarity Stamp Challenge Blog.  The theme for June is "Mr & Mrs" which can include weddings and anniversaries.

I've gone for "Mr & Mr" and made a civil partnership card.

I wanted to it to be masculine, so I've chosen a black and white colour scheme and kept the design really simple with minimal embellishments. The white card is all Centura Pearl Snow White. It has a lovely sheen to it that doesn't really show up in my photo. I think it works especially well with embossing folders. The one I've used here is a Spellbinders Grand M-Bossibilities - Garden Lattice.

Mr & Mr is cut out on my Silhouette Cameo from "Cha Cha swirl" letters by Samantha Walker. These were purchased from the Silhouette Store.

"On Your Special Day" is heat embossed in black onto card cut with a Spellbinders Floral Ovals die. A thin black mat was cut with my Cameo and it was stuck on with Pinflair glue gel to raise it from the surface.

Douglas was stamped twice to make the grooms. They are coloured in with ProMarkers and stuck on with foam pads.

I'd originally ordered some wide black ribbon for this card but when I was putting Hubby's washing away I spotted his bow ties! Unfortunately he wasn't quite as excited by my crafty idea as I was, so I had to buy one. You can get them really cheaply though, this one was £3.20 from Amazon but I also got one for £1.59 on eBay and that included P&P! When you think about how much some embellishments can be I didn't think that was too bad. The band is stuck on with Red Liner Tape and I added some Pinflair to secure the bow as it is quite weighty.

Well that's my take on the theme, I look forward to seeing what everybody else comes up with. Don't forget there's a £50 Claritystamp voucher for the winner (chosen at random).

Stamps Used



  1. Love this card Lynne - can understand husbands reluctance to use his bow tie!x

  2. Brilliant card yet again Lynne.
    I hadn't realised you'd used a "real" bow tie - brilliant idea!!
    Fabulous shading on Douglas too - perfect for such an occasion xxx

  3. Fab idea Lynne Love this card.x

  4. Great inspiration and thinking out of the box as usual! This card works well in black and white and the bow tie sets it off perfectly :-)

    xx Sazzle xx

  5. Oh Lynne you have done it again and come up with such an original and fantastic idea. I wish I could borrow your brain sometimes! Love the Bow Tie idea too! How ingenious is that?!

    I am looking forward to seeing your samples from the shows this weekend!

  6. Oh I didn't realise that you had used a real bow tie - clever!
    I love this card the black and white works well and the design --- well as the saying goes in Lancashire --- hoo cud a thowt it .
    Fantastic xx

  7. pull something breathtaking out of the box Lynne! And such clever use of something different to!! Superb xx

  8. Stunning and elegant. So clever too. Love it.

  9. Superb Lynne! Clever interpretation and very well executed xxx

  10. Love this card Lynn, very clever use of the bow tie. x

  11. Love everything about this card, really brill...which is no surprise x


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