Love makes the world go ’round

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.

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Here’s how to make it:

Make a card from a 5-by-10-inch piece of textured red cardstock. Cut a 4 1/2-inch-square piece of black-and-white, bird-and-heart patterned cardstock (I used “Love Birds” from the Love Story collection by Echo Park Paper Co.), round the top corners and adhere it, centered, to the card’s front.

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Cut a 4 1/2-by-1 1/2-inch piece of vintage newsprint-inspired paper (mine’s  “Antique Newsprint” by Bazzill Basics) and adhere it to the bottom of the black-and-white piece, lining up the bottom edges.

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Adhere a 5-inch-wide sticker strip of a skyline (I used a portion of one from Echo Park’s Yours Truly by Cassandra Cooper element stickers) over the bottom edge of the newsprint piece. Trim the excess from the card’s edges, if needed.

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Using red marker (such as Marvy LePlume II in No. 65 cherry), color the heart of a wood veneer die-cut of a globe with a heart. Cover the colored heart with Glossy Accents, and let it dry.

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Tie a thin, red ribbon around the bottom of the die-cut and adhere it close to the card’s left edge.

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