A while ago I was approached by my boss as she wanted me to make a personalised card for her son's wedding...yikes, no pressure!!!
All I had were their names and the date, the rest was up to me. So, I wanted to keep it fairly soft and neutral. The wedding is today and I know the card has already been given so its now safe to upload!
Here's what I managed to come up with...
I added an insert and continued the theme inside...
and I also stamped a matching envelope
This card took me quite a while to create as I didn't have a vision when I started. This was also an A5 card which was a bit scary in itself! I started by cutting some pearlescent cream paper slightly larger than the white top layer and used a Stampin' Up Edgelit and matching embossing folder to create the ornate edges. I then held the two layers together with low tack tape while I die cut the ornate square through the two layers. I then used a matching die, slightly larger, to just cut through the white cardstock, enabling the cream edge to be seen through the aperture. This was what took the time, working out how I wanted it to look and then lining it all up. I then used a stripes embossing folder to emboss the top half of the white cardstock.
Next I stamped the tiny roses and leaves to add a touch of colour. I then tied some cream grosgrain ribbon around the white cardstock before adhering this to the cream layer and then the base card. Once the aperture was in place I stamped the main sentiment on the base card. I decided to use Charcoal ink instead of black which gave it a softer feel.
I then printed the names and the date on some thick paper, again using dark grey instead of black. Unfortunately, I don't have a printer that prints on card so paper had to do but I made sure I placed enough 3D foam underneath to hold it in place on the card. I die cut these with banners and a heart and stamped the little hearts and rings and added some gems. I finished off with a cream grosgrain bow.
I wanted to add an insert so I stamped another sentiment from the same stamp set and continued with the rose detail in the bottom corner. I also stamped the rose on the envelope to bring it all together.
Phew, this card took me about two hours to create, mainly because I was making it up as I went along, and also because it was A5 and had a lot more elements than I am used to including. But I was really pleased with it and I've had a text from my boss today to say the happy couple liked it too :)
- Cardstock: Southfield - 300gsm Pure White Glass Smooth; pearlescent paper from stash
- Embossing Folders: ProvoCraft/Cuttlebug - Stripes; Stampin' Up - Adorning Accents
- Dies: Stampin' Up Edgelits - Adorning Accents; Spellbinders Nestabilities - Labels One; Clearly Besotted Stamps - Tag Along and Love Hearts
- Stamps: Clearly Besotted Stamps - Happily Ever After and Many Thanks (small hearts)
- Ink: Versa Color - Charcoal, Bisque, Laurel Leaf and Silver
- Grosgrain ribbon from stash
Apologies, that was a very long post! If you're still reading thanks so much for visiting, it really is appreciated and I hope to see you very soon.
Bye for now