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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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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