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


6 comments:

  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

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

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  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.)

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

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  5. What a beautiful and elegant wedding card.

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

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