Sooo, a couple of weekends ago, excited at getting some wedding invitations and hearing some engagements, I sat down to make some wedding cards.
This first one I have made for my friend's upcoming wedding. I hope I have chosen the correct shade so that it matches her wedding theme. A quick call to one of her bridesmaids told me that they were wearing 'grape', so I hope I have got it right.
This card was actually quite simple to make. I used a 6x6inch white blank and made the grape layer by cutting a slightly smaller piece and inking with dusty concord distress ink. This is the same colour I used to stamp the wedding motif on the main panel.
I also wrapped this panel with some satin ribbon, threading this onto a circular diamante-style buckle. Both of these were from Crafty Poodles.
I decided that not only does this make a lovely, elegant wedding card, but would also make an elegant wedding invitation, so I popped them into my Etsy shop (click here) and do you know what, I already have my first order - for 70!
My second card is a rather extreme example of being prepared. This is a one-off I think, unless there is a huge demand for it, but this is for my cousin's wedding in June (told you I was prepared).
Again, I hope that I have used the right colours. If not, my Auntie Jacky is to blame (groom's mother), as she confirmed the colours for me.
I made this my covering a card blank with some papers from a paper pack in my stash. The edges were already aged. I think of these as my romance papers. They are all so beautiful.
Again, I wrapped the panel with a burgundy satin ribbon, which had been threaded with a square diamante-style buckle this time.
To finish this card, and to just confirm that it is for a wedding, I stamped a wedding sentiment in black ink.
I really like this card, but I don't have many of this paper, so think that I would like to keep it a one-off. I hope my cousin and his new wife will like it come their wedding day.