Friday, March 28, 2014

Wedding cards

I have been working on these large wedding cards for the last few days.  We have a couple of weddings coming up this summer and I wanted to be sure that I had my cards ready.  I started by creating the love background using lots of different fonts in a variety of sizes and orientations.  I added a few hearts in there as well though they are not very visible on these cards.  It took a while to decide which fonts to use, where to position them, what size they should be and how close together to place the individual words.  I am very happy with how it turned out and because they are all fonts I can easily print them any colour I need.
In the case of these two cards, I chose colours that coordinated with the decorative paper I had chosen. The paper is very soft and elegant with pearl effects which I was not able to capture in my photo.  Even though these cards are going to different parts of the country to people who do not know each other I decided to use the same sketch and vary the colours and images to give them each a unique look.
For the left hand card, I started with a kraft base card, added a strip of the decorative paper at the top and bottom and glued my colour printed background in between.  I used my ribbon border punch (SU)  to create two decorative strips and stitched them using a coordinating floss that had a bit of pearly shimmer.  I used double sided tape to adhere them over where the papers overlap.  I added some white vintage seam binding through the middle of the card front and tied the ends in a double knot on the right.  I used my slot punch and just nicked the spine with it to make a thin slot to run my ribbon through - works perfectly.
I used a laser printed image of a wedding cake from CLKER which I lightly watercoloured, added some pearly paint to the decorative icing and then added a very light pearly coat to the whole image.  Love it!!  I layered it onto coordinating cardstock, added 3D foam tape to the back and positioned it on my card front over the seam binding to the left of the knot.  I colour printed a greeting, punched it out with my decorative label punch (SU), sponged the edges and used 3D foam tape to adhere it over the right hand side of the lower border.
For the right hand card, I used a blue card base, printed my love background in blue and used a vintage image of a couple from Graphics Fairy.  I am very happy with both cards and am looking forward to seeing family at both events this summer.