My sister in law is getting married sometime in February. I have made them a card from my mum, then my mother in law (the bride’s mother) asked if I would make her one, plus I obviously have one to make from His Lordship and me. In addition, it is going to be the bride’s 40th, so I’ve also got three big birthday cards to make. By 20th January!
Although I really enjoy making cards and find it so relaxing, I’ve never had so many to make for such momentous occasions for the same person before. It’s really making me think and pushing me out of my comfort zone. I realise I tend to use similar colours and styles, changing toppers and dies rather than lay out, but this won’t work in this case.
The first card I made was an all white very elegant one. The second is probably as far away as possible whilst still appropriate (I hope) for a wedding. The couple haven’t chosen their colours, so I went with the fact that the bride is a very girlie girl; she loves her pinks and purples and bling.
So, a shaker card with pinks and lilacs and shiny bits it had to be.
A long while back I bought the Kanban All Occasions collection, thinking (rightly) that it would be handy to have some options for quick but attractive cards for those less common occasions – my lovely family never seem to give much warning if they want anything other than birthday cards. I chose a topper from this, partly for speed but mainly because it’s pink and features cake, two of the bride’s favourite things!
I didn’t want a simple topper layered up, not this time. I decided to make it into a shaker element to add interest and really make a feature of it.
The background paper is from the Kanban kit, too. I love the little champagne flutes on the brown and decided to play with this for the embellishments on my card.
I was lucky enough to be treated last birthday by His Lordship (a techhead, compared to me, the technophobe) to a Scan’N’Cut. I have to admit, it doesn’t get the use it should, and one of my many intentions for this year is to use it more. Poor cat, he hates it, bats it when he builds up the courage till His Lordship turns it on and the cat scarpers not to be seen for an hour or so.
The Scan’N’Cut was put to quick but good use for this card. I found a Clip Art picture of champagne flutes I wanted to use, then His Lordship helped me use Scan’N’Cut Canvas to turn it into a cutting file and used magic to put it on the USB stick so I could resize and cut as I wanted.
To make all the elements coordinate properly, and for a wedding-y luxurious feek, I used a pink pearlescent card foir matting and layering and the same card for thgthge champagne flutes. I don’t know which card it was, it was in my inherited stash. And for a finishing pink and bling touch I added three pink pearls.
So there it is. A very quick make, actually, but I quite like it. It’s fun and modern whilst still being very obviously a wedding card. I hope, anyway!