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A Wedding Card
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I had an order from our carers’ boss for a special card for one of the carers who was getting married last weekend. Didn’t need to be a big A4 in size or have heaps of dimensional elements, but still be special. So I resorted to my trusty Kanban Love and Lace Cutterdies with co-ordinating cardstock and some pearlescent cardstock and paper, as well as foiling done with my Scan’n’Cut.
What I Did
I started by scoreing and cutting à large sheet of Centura Pearl cardstock to make a base card of around 10″ x 7″.
I then die cut out a floral design from a sheet of cardstock made to go with the dies I was using, cutting out some matting layers from pearlescent paper.
Some of these were directly stuck flat to the layer behind using fingerlift tape while others were stuck down to give a small bit of dimension using foam tape.
I set up the layout for a simple insert in Brother Canvas and sent it to my Scan’n’Cut to be foiled onto a sheet of perlescent paper to use as an insert, which was trimmed and attached inside the card.
I also put together a page of elements to foil for use as embelishments on this card and others I was working on.
Once I attached the oval, layered, topper to the card front I added a “paper ribbon” of wedding rings and a foiled image of the exchange of rings, together with some sticky back, pale pink, metalic pearls.
I made an envelope for the card from two sheets of the pearlescent paper as keeping to a shallow ďimension card meant that it went in an envelope and didn’t need a box.
What I Used
- A3 Sheet Of Centura Pearl Cardstock
- Kanban Oval Love And Lace Dies and Co-ordinating Printed Design Sheets
- Several Sheets Of Perlescent Paper
- Brother Scan’n’Cut CM700
- We’R’Memory Keepers Foiling Quill for cutting machines
- Silver Foil for Hot Foiling
- Joined Rings and Giving Of Rings .svg digital files
- Sticky Back Metal “gems”
- Fingerlift Tape
- Double Sided Foam Tape
- Bookbinding glue
- Paper Trimmer
The Finished Card
This is what the card looked like when it was finished. Not easy to get a great photo “face on” because different foiling was catching the light at slightly different angles and affecting the auto settings of my camera.
A side angled view of the card which hopefully shows that the card has a little dimension but not a lot.
An angled view which shows the “paper ribbon” of foiled wedding rings near the bottom.
Another angled view.
Closeup of foiled “ring giving” image.
The same image as well as a greeting were foiled onto perleascent paper as the insert inside the card.
More “special” cards to come over the next few days as the people cellebrating get given them, as well as constructing and decorating storage for my ink pads.
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