A wedding is one of my favorite occasions to make a card for. I enjoy incorporating elements from the wedding, most often the color scheme. Sometimes, I find special pieces that fit the couple perfectly.
With this card, I was lucky enough to have pieces that fit the bride and groom’s interests perfectly: travel, newspapers (she writes for one) and globes … I don’t know the story about the globe collection, but I know that there were a lot of them at one point. And I just happened to have a wood die-cut of a globe with a heart, some vintage newsprint-inspired paper and sticky strip of a skyline.
I love a crafty challenge. One of my husband’s cousins recently contacted me to see if I was interested in creating a custom wedding card. He wanted something to reflect the personalities of the bride and groom. I wanted to incorporate the wedding colors, which I try to do when I make wedding cards.
Something humorous, retro and sci-fi in eggplant purple and sage green. I love retro. Challenge accepted.
I turned to my Silhouette Portrait for help and modified designs to get the look I wanted. I added gold-glitter cardstock and cream-colored, pearlescent paper to the color scheme. The gold glitter plays well with the colors and adds to the retro look.
I haven’t made a wedding card like this before. It’s fun, nontraditional and unique.
One of my husband’s friends got married this weekend, and I was excited to create a card for the couple. As I’ve done with past wedding cards, I borrowed design elements from the invitation to use in my creation.
I created the patterned paper for this card by making the design in Adobe Illustrator and printing it on cream-colored cardstock. The black, magenta and cream are the colors of the invitation, and the pattern of the black hearts mimics a bold, modern font that the couple used. The design has repetition not just in the patterned paper, but also in the use of multiple chipboard arrows. I love using chipboard elements because they are an easily customizable embellishment and a quick way to add dimension. I also got to play with paint mist again, and I’ve really liked the outcomes with these paints, though the process can be messy.
When I create a card for a wedding, I take cues from the invitation, drawing from the color scheme and style.
I crafted the card below to congratulate the bride and groom, two friends of mine who had a beautiful ceremony and reception in Sycamore, Ill. The card follows their invitation’s modern, clean look in citrine and light gray. I added white and metallic dark gray to compliment the colors and used different textures of cardstock and dimensional adhesive to add depth. If you have a die-cut machine, a card such as this is very easy to make. No stamping or embellishments; just great, simple design.