Wedding and birthday cards are probably the most likely cards to be kept for a long time, so I always like to use the wedding invitation as a guide for the style and colours that the bride and groom like. For once, I knew immediately which paper I was going to use for my friends' card the minute I saw the invitation, as I have some almost identical!
|Invitation on the left, Papermania paper on the right|
I chose Bugaboo's "Our Wedding Toast" image to work with, and coloured it with Promarkers, which I'm still not comfortable working with, but I do want to keep trying. I kept the design for the card clean and simple, like the invitation. Here's what I made, I hope you like it!
What I used:
Stamps and tools: Bugaboo "Our Wedding Toast" digi stamp, See D's stamp set "Celebration messages", Promarkers, Whispers permanent brush markers
Papers: Papermania "Flowery" Colossal paper pack
Embellishments: Organza ribbon, joined hearts metal charm
- I made up the paper and orange card panel separately so I could wrap the organza ribbon round at each end for a neat finish.
- I used a silicon dot under the ribbon to keep the heart flat and in place.
- The joined hearts charm started out silver, but I coloured it with a permanent marker.
- When cutting thin pieces, like the 'Congratulations' banner on this card, use low-tac masking tape to hold the piece in place.