WMSC#78: Best Wishes on Your Engagement

No Christmas card today, I am officially done making Christmas cards until next month when my resolution is to make both outside and inside of my cards monthly, rather than up until the last minute like this year.  Todays card is for Waltzingmouse Stamps Sketch Challenge #78.

Here is this weeks cute sketch: 

I just got my copy of scrapbook magazine yesterday, and as I flipped through the pages I saw a gorgeous layered doily embellishment tutorial.  If you are looking, Page 94 of the February 2012 issue of Scrapbooks etc. 
It takes 5 doilies and some scoring and folding, but you end up with a really elegant layered focal point for your card.

This card is going to a couple who are getting engaged on Christmas Day.   For this card I used Waltzingmouse stamps Big Day Additions and their beautiful scrolly sentiments.  These are the most elegant sentiments, just perfect for congratulating someone for an engagement, wedding or anniversary.  I also used Nordic Winter images on top of the layered doily.  The patterned papers are from My Mind's Eye Lost & Found Madison Avenue papers.  They are almost too pretty to tear out of the package.  I used a Spellbinder Edgeability die to shape the bottom of the card, added several layers of lace and pearls to add to the elegant feel to this card. 

Here is a look at the really pretty sentiment on the inside of the card:

After they open this card, I am going to snap it right back from them because it will on one of pages in their wedding scrapbook I plan to make for them.  I predict a lot of scrapbook pages on my blog in the near future.  I am really looking forward to it!


Oh, what a wonderful secret you are hiding! How exciting! Your card is absolutely gorgeous! I haven't gotten my copy yet, so maybe it will be in the mail today...I will look straight for this technique! It is so pretty with the doily on your card! And I love the trim and pearl border! So elegant and pretty! Your nordic centerpiece is the perfect finishing touch!

Renee said...

this is STUNNING!!
Love those doilies folded like that...
just stunning!
The papers...
the lace and pearls...
and that sentiment...
They are going to LOVE it! :)
It's just gorgeous...
and you may have to fight for that card back...
I have the feeling that someone is going to be VERY excited! ;)

Marybeth said...

Love this Cathy! Its just gorgeous and elegant! Going to run and get the magazine. I hope your future daughter in law does not read your blog. This should be a fun Christmas. I love the soft colors you used . Look forward to seeing your scrapbook pages. Merry Christmas!

Kim said...

Cathy, what an elegant and beautiful card. The doilies and addition of lace and pearls is just so wonderful. How fun to be part of the surprise too.

Joyce said...

Well, you have outdone yourself (again). This card is just so elegant and beautiful. I hope that Ashley doesn't read your blog! You must know that she doesn't. This card is just the perfect way to welcome her into your family. Only a few more days to go, now.

Beautiful card Cathy, I love it.

Kelly S. said...

You are positively on a TEAR, Cathy! There is no stopping your creativity! This folded doily is amazing with this week's sketch! So elegant and perfect for the occasion. GORGEOUS papers and design, WOW!

Kara said...

very pretty!! love what you've done with the doily!

Jeanne J said...

Cathy, Gorgeous card! I love the fancy cut bottom with the elegant sentiment! That doily really steals the show - what a beautiful card! They are going to LOVE it!

Maja said...

Gorgeous and so elegant card!

Pauline said...

This is so beautiful Cathy, the Happy Couple will be thrilled with this handmade beauty! Gorgeous!

This is so pretty! LOVE your folded doilies and take on the sketch!

I am ready to move onto other cards too...this is a gorgeous card, I adore the doily folding, very pretty...may your Christmas be filled with lots of love!

enjoy *~*

What a lovely engagement card! love the folded doily and the wonderful colors!

Oh wow! I love what you did with the doilies! What a fabulous idea!!! So glad you could share this with us at WMSC! :)

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