Wednesday, 29 July 2009

Wedding Card

My young nephew is taking the plunge next month and getting married, so what better excuse for indulging in a touch of luxury ... or at least something that looks a little luxurious, even if it isn't really.
I decided to sacrifice a sheet of really pretty lace effect embossed paper which, if I remember rightly, was bought in a sale.
It's one of a pack of 5 different coloured papers and they really are fabulous. I have stroked them several times since I bought them, but never actually cut any ... until now!
A gatefold card was created from an A4 sheet of double~sided cardstock and 2 panels were cut from silver mirri card, slightly smaller than the front sections. Then I cut 2 slightly smaller panels from the floral embossed paper and attached it to the mirri card, leaving another narrow border.
A length of pale pink satin ribbon was firmly adhered to the lower section of each front opening before the completed embossed panels were placed on top with foam pads.
White pigment ink was used to stamp the Anita's Bride and Groom image onto another piece of doublesided cardstock and this was then covered with holographic embossing powder before being heated with a heat gun.
When the light hits the image it sparkles beautifully ... as you can hopefully see in the close up.

This was then cut with rotary trimmer, before being matted onto silver mirri card. A further piece of the same cardstock, (cut with a decorative blade this time), and a final layer of mirri card make up the front overlap section.

Inside, I once again layered up silver mirri card and cardstock before adding an appropriate quote sticker and a decorative header made up from the offcuts of paper and ribbon.
"Waste not ... want not" as my mother used to say.

I have made a matching box, (which I'll show when it's dry), and will include a matching gift card envelope to hold our gift to the happy couple.

Coincidently, this week's Cardvaarks Challenge theme is Baby or Bridal Shower, so this will be my entry.
The DT samples and the standard of entries are amazing so if you're looking for inspiration at all then take a gander ... you won't be disappointed.


jude said...

Max ,
Thats stunning absolutely elegant im sure they will love it and treasure it there's always soemthing special about handmade cards for weddings.
The papers look good too,im glad im not the only one when you get nice papers like that you just wanna look ,touchy feely don't realy want to cut and use .
love n hugs judex
p.s have you got your hat for wedding!!?

SmilynStef said...

What a fun layout ... and lovely embossed image ... very elegant.


A gorgeous card
Dianne xx

Ann said...

Wow Max this is just gorgeous - it will be fantastic with it's matching stuff too. That paper is just ooooooooooooooh!

Ann xxx

Littlebear said...

This is stunning Max. Lucky nephew and bride to receive this!
Have a lovely day.
Clare x

Susan.... said...

Exquisite...the paper is gorgeous and really makes for the WOW impact..
susan x

dragonflyjoy said...

Oh Max, what a beautiful card and such a lot of hard work went into it. It is stunning. Truly a work of art. I do hope the bride keeps this card so she can look at it in the future and it bring back lots of happy memories.

love and hugs
Joyce xx

Craftyanny said...

Wow Max your card is stunning. Your nephew and his new bride are sure to love it.
Those papers are just adorable, I can see why you wouldn't want to use them. Think I'd have put them in a frame lol
Anne x

weewiccababe said...

wow Max, this is absolutely stunning.

Kryssi said...

wow, totally gorgeous and elegant!

Heidi Van Laar said...

Oh, wow! What and absolutely stunning and elegant card!

** Irene ** said...

Morning Max

What a gorgeous and elegant card. I love how you have stamped the bride and groom, and the papers are to die for.

Still waiting of me specs !!!!!


lauren said...

what a beautiful and totally elegant wedding card! "LUXURIOUS" is definitely the right word here! ♥

jackiescrafts said...

Wow what a beautiful card Max, it's so elegant I'm sure the happy couple wll love it

hugs Jackie x

Arlene said...

Beautiful card - wonderful design and the papers are gorgeous. The card is absolutely stunning.

Crafting Joanne said...

Another WOW Max, stunningly beautiful wedding card, love the embossing and wonderful detail, a real keepsake card which I'm sure will be cherished.

Joanne x

Carrie Gaskin said...

This is just stunning - so detailed and lovely. Great job!

SewDelish said...

What a stunning card. I am sure the lucky bride and groom will cherish it.