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.
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...
**Products linked today were Spectrum Noir Tri Blend Markers.
( simple Amazon link)
Copic Markers - Scrapbookpal.com
Lawn Fawn Embossing Ink Pen - Scrapbookpal.com
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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