My sister in law is getting married! They’ve been engaged for almost 7 years so it is a very exciting time for the family. I needed to make a card from His Lordship and me (she’s his sister) and my mum asked me to make one from her, too.
When I’ve made wedding cards in the past, I have tried to acknowledge the couple’s colour theme, but although they have said ‘in February’ which is when both sets of parents are in Australia to visit them, the couple haven’t set a date let alone thought of colours. So, I have had to be a bit more inventive. The cards will be travelling to Australia with the parents, and need to get to Hull before they leave, so time is a little short.
Inspired by the wonderful creations of PaperPuff, Before-i-was-interrupted, I thought I would try a simple white on white design.
Unfortunately, the pearlescent card I have is not as white as would be ideal and not strong enough to create a card blank from, but overall I am pleased with how this came out.
- DL card blank in white
- White pearlescent card
- Tattered Lace ‘Congratulations’ die
- Sue Wilson ‘The Happy Couple’ die
- Die cut the congratulations and the bride and groom from white pearlescent card.
- Cut a 600×1050 mm rectangle from white pearlescent card, then two further increasing the size by 100mm across and up each time.
- Cut one final rectangle 850x1800mm, again from white pearlescent card.
- Adhere the bride and groom centrally on the smallest rectangle, then mat and layer the 3 rectangles from largest on the bottom to smallest on the top, leaving a 50mm border all around.
- Take the final rectangle and attach the topper you made with a 50mm border above and to each side. Then fasten the Congratulations sentiment in the centre of the gap below your topper.
- Stick the large rectangle centrally on the card blank, et voilà, an almost white wedding card.