I have recently returned to Perth after a quick trip to London and Lyon to see my older brother get married. I had a fabulous time catching up with family and friends and meeting new family and friends, lots of good food and general good times.
Today I am sharing a few of the wedding cards I made – after making one for me to give them, and one for my parents to give them, I made a third – just because I was in the mood!
The first card used DSP from the soon to be retired Sweet Soiree suite. This paper is stunning, one side is mat and the other has silver foil accents. I used a calypso coral base and made a double-z fold card. The measurements are as follows:
- Card Base 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored at 2 3/4″ and 5 1/2″
- Contrasting Card Strip (for the second Z) 1 1/2″ x 11″, scored at 2 3/4″ and 5 1/2″
- DSP for panels 4 x 2 1/2″ (2 of these), 4 x 5 1/4″ (1 of these)
- Largest stitched square in whisper white
- Square of calypso coral slightly bigger than the sticthed shape for matting
- Cake cut out of the sweet soiree DSP
If you look closely I actually trimmed down the smaller strip of cardstock so that it didn’t stick out past the stiched square. The sentiment is from the colorful seasons stamp set (which is carrying over into the new catalogue – yay!!) and I have heat embossed it in silver.
The next two cards were both CASEd off cards I found on pinterest and YouTube. The first was made by Mary Fish, if you haven’t seen her work before you really should. She makes really lovely things and has a great YouTube channel – her videos are really easy to follow.
This card was actually quite simple, and very elegant. using mostly whisper white cardstock, the single red heart really pops out.
The final card was CASEd from Sara-Jane Rae over at Cards & A Cuppa. Although I didn’t have the stamp set she used, or the exact large letter framelits she used, I did have something similar. I even kept her colour scheme as this was the same colours used on the invitations for my brothers wedding. This is a large card (A5 sized – as in uses a single sheet of A4 paper, folded in half).
Essentially I did pretty much what Sarah-Jane says in her blog post, I stamped up to a measured distance on some cardstock and then cut out the letters. Although the photo makes the mat and twine look black, its actually night of navy. I really love the simplicity and the elegance of this card. This one was made (with a custom envelope) for my parents to give to my brother.
I hope you like this collection of wedding cards as much as I enjoyed making them.