Sunday, 29 September 2013

Personalised Wedding

Hi guys

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 :)

Materials used:
  • 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


  1. First of all, Anita, that wedding card is mind-boggling in its elegance and precision! It just shows how deserved you are to received the huge recognition of being the Less is More August honoree! Congratulations! I am SO thrilled for you! Hugs, Darnell

  2. This is STUNNING hun! And I am sooooo chuffed for you and your LIM win!! :))
    Lizy xx

  3. My first time visit - from Less Is More. This is a beautiful card and I love the softness you succeeded to create. If the bride and groom hadn't been happy I'd be concerned about what was wrong with them! (On to the LIM winner post.)

  4. A beautiful wedding card, I love white and cream together!

  5. What a beautiful and elegant wedding card.

  6. So pretty Anita - the effect with the shimmer and the die cuts is gorgeous.
    Caryn xxx


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