Today I thought I'd share with you how I went about making this gorgeous wedding card for a customer. Me? Make a card for payment? Gosh that was a scary prospect but I was flattered that someone trusted my novice card making skills enough to commission my services and she was delighted with the end result so phew! add another string to the bow why not?
I started off with Stampin' Up! thick Very Vanilla cardstock base and using their normal weight Very Vanilla I made an insert just a quarter of an inch shorter all around. I printed the sentiment (my own words) onto the insert using a fancy font and adding a bride and groom image to the facing side.
For the front I used the same font to print the names of the bride and groom and a simple sentiment. I chose to print in a dark gray as opposed to black just to soften the type a little. Once I'd printed the front I ran it through a Big Shot in a falling hearts embossing folder from Hallmark cards. It's so cute and versatile and was perfect for a romantic wedding card.
I cut a piece of Stampin' Up! gold glimmer cardstock (the sparkliest, shimmeriest I've ever used) as a mat for the front of the card and made it slightly smaller than the card base front, my embossed piece was slightly smaller too and for that I used the regular Very Vanilla from Stampin' Up! again.
Next I took a couple of Sissix dies and used the hand press to cut out two of the wine glasses and a lovers knot from the gold glimmer paper. I then used my Cropodile to cut out some small circles to use as glittery bubbles on the card front.
Throughout I used Tombow liquid adhesive but secured the insert in place using double sided red tape.
Once I had the card front made I wrapped it in a clean piece of normal printer paper, sandwiched it between my Big Shot plates and ran it through the Big Shot to make sure everything was well pressed down and was adhered well. This really nestled the embellishments into the embossing and looks fab.
As a final touch to the card I added a super narrow strip of gold shimmer to the facing side of the insert to carry the gold glitter theme into the card.
I didn't stop there as I made a label for the front of the envelope too using the Pretty Label punch from Stampin' Up! to cut a shape out from the gold glimmer paper and then using a 11/4 inch circle punch I cut out the name disc which I'd previously printed out from my electronic file.
Quite a pretty card, pefect for such a fab occasion!
Thanks for dropping in. Enjoy the rest of the weekend!