One of the carers at work is getting married. She and her fiancée are both female, they’re both mid-40s, and they aren’t fans of cutsey.
I wanted to make a card to celebrate their love; they’ve not had an easy journey to get where they are and I really wanted the card to show how chuffed I am for them.
Whilst I enjoy die cutting, I have been extremely disappointed by the lack of choice for wedding wishes for same sex couples. I found this love die from Sue Wilson designs and thought it would be perfect (and the thrifty crafter in me also likes how many other occasions I can use it for – engagement, anniversary, scrapbooking…).
The wedding colours are baby pink, grey and white, so that informed my choice of papers etc.
Hammered card in white
Pale pink mirri board
Grey pearlescent card
White 6×6 card blank
Narrow pink ribbon (rescued from a new pair of pyjamas, those fiddly things which are meant to help hang them)
Narrow white ribbon (also repurposed from clothing)
Sue Wilson Love die
IO rolled flower dies
Ready made bows in white (I won these, nice to use them on a special project)
1) Die cut ‘love’ twice, once from pink card, once from grey. Stick the pink cut over the grey, misaligned by approximately 1mm to create a shadow effect.
2) Cut a 550×550 mm square from white card, 575×575 mm from pink and 600×600 mm from grey. Distress edges. Mat together (I find double sided tape is ineffective when I’ve distressed papers, tends to lift, I use Pritt Stick or wet glue). Roll bottom left corner up towards middle.
3) Attach die cut to white layer.
4) Cut a 1450×1450 mm square from grey card and 1410×1410 mm square from white. Distress edges and attach white to grey.
5) Approximately 3000mm in from left edge of large squares, wrap 2 pieces of white ribbon with a piece of pink between. Attach to reverse.
6) Fasten the square with die cut in centre of card.
7) Glue the large square to card front.
8) Die cut 7 grey flowers and 8 pink. Roll and glue in a cluster around bottom left of middle square. Make sure one or two flowers go under the rolled corner. Fill centre of each flower with liquid pearls.
9) Attach a bow to top left corner of centre square.
10) In top right corner, place three liquid pearls in a line going downward. In bottom right corner, place three liquid pearls in a horizontal line.