The Wedding Card


To the Mr. & Mrs...

When you need to create a wedding card and have very little supplies pertaining to a wedding.

It has become apparent that I haven't been making very many cards

 themed around weddings or bridal showers?! 

So much so, that I don't even know what's in for wedding colors or themes at the moment, or any other moment really.  It seems I have been making birthday, sympathy, thinking of you and any other occasion of cards other than weddings. 

There's no particular reason other than I just didn't need to create one I guess.

How about you?
Have you been creating cards full of wedding wishes?
Fill me in if you have, since I am definitely out of the loop on that topic.

So, as the sub heading on this post states - I needed a card for a wedding this
 weekend and I discovered that I have virtually nothing pertaining to wedding.
 I dug through my stash of stamps and dies and found an old Last A Lifetime
 stamp set from a few years back. I may have used it maybe 3 times since I've 
owned it and it didn't really seem to "Wow" me or my creative senses at the time. 

Even when I pulled it out today, I thought how am I going to create something beautiful with this? 
So I paired it together with the flowers from Hues of Happiness, and the wreath of leaves from Sparkle of the Season - all retired products. 

I stamped 3 of the flowers and colored them in a color that took me forever to choose.
I have been using Tri Blend markers (Amazon) to fill in the gaps in my Copic marker 
collection since it was a cheaper option to obtain a wider color selection. 
The Stampin' Blends markers just hadn't been doing it for me, even the new ones. 
The light and dark colors are the same color - there is no blending that. 
Or one color seems to work as an equal to the blender marker - so it actually 
erases color. I don't know if anyone else has had this issue?! 
I just eventually gave up on that marker collection and started to 
slowly purchase Copics. 
Though I must say, the first Stampin' Blend marker I ever bought and the one 
I used the most - Old Olive is still working, in fact I used it on this card to color
 in the wreath of leaves after cutting it from white cardstock.

I used a Mossy Meadow on the little sprigs where I dotted the ends in white gel pen to resemble Baby's Breath filler. That marker lacked initiative though it did the job.

I used the lasting Elegance Dies to cut out that detail down in the right corner of
 the white layer.  I added a splatter to this layer with a light gold water color, a 
few drops of water and a small paint brush. 

I then heat embossed the sentiments with gold embossing powder.
I also partially embossed the swirl of stars die cut from Sparkle of the Season.
 I used a Lawn Fawn embossing ink pen to do the partial embossing, after cutting off any of 
the stars from it. I just didn't feel that stars belonged on this card. 
I intertwined the 2 circular wreath pieces and glued them to the white layer.

This layer was popped up on a matte of Petal Pink cardstock using foam strips, then adhered to the front of a white card base. 

I stamped the inside greeting with Crumb Cake ink since I find it to be such a close resemblance to gold. I also did the same splatter from the front of the card on the card inside as well as the envelope. 

The Wedding Gift...

What does one give for a wedding gift these days?

I feel like the era of gifting a toaster or a casserole dish has long passed us by, so I was a bit stumped on a gift so I decided to go with cash and the happy couple can just purchase something that they might need or treat themselves to an evening out. Problem solved. 

Well.. not really - I didn't want to just stuff money in the card so when it opened it would fall all over. It seemed a wedding card needed a classier presentation of the money. Personally, I wouldn't really care if I were the recipient - money can fall all over me when opening a card at anytime, I won't complain. 

Back to my original thought I needed a more glammed up way to present the money in the card. So I decided on a pocket.  I cut a piece of 3 x 4 white cardstock and scored 3 sides at 1/4 inch. I gave the soon to be pocket a splatter to match the card and envelope and then creased the fold lines with my bone folder, attached some thin rip tape to the 3 edges, cut a partial circle on the last side of the pocket and attached it to the inside of the card. I must say that worked out pretty nicely. 

> Scroll back to the top to have a look at that pocket.

Here's hoping the card is well received, the cash comes in handy and that this happy couple has a lifetime of happiness. 

I hope this card has given you some inspiration to get in your craft space, dig in your stash and create something pretty, happy or just something that brings you joy...

Happy Crafting!!

**Products linked today were Spectrum Noir Tri Blend Markers. 
( simple Amazon link)

Copic Markers -

Lawn Fawn Embossing Ink Pen -
I absolutely love this embossing pen. It opens up so many doors for embossing, 
and the cost just couldn't be beat for a product of this quality.

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