Thursday, 5 May 2016

Project 316: Custom wedding cards



Is there anything more personal than someone's wedding? I love to make personalised cards for my friends and love to add details when I get briefed to make something for someone else.

Today's post shows 3 different cards that I hoped would capture different personalities.

The headline card is from a wedding we attended this past weekend. The couple got married at the very grand St Pancras Renaissance Hotel in London and they had an art deco theme of black, white and gold to go with the grand interior. I chose paper that I thought matched the theme and then colored and fussy cut this awesome KennyK wedding image to match their hair and skin tones. There are touches of liquid pearl in her tiara and earring but it was hard to capture in the photo. The banner is a Simon Says Stamp die and it's actually only half of the banner - it doubles up normally - but I thought this gave it a good balance.


This next card uses my favourite wedding cake die and a washi tape bunting trick I learned from Pintrest. You fold the tape over a string lining a piece of card and cut the bunting so it's easier to manage. Then I hid the ends of the string with metallic candies to look like brads. So simple! This was a commission from a colleague so I asked her for colors and she said bright and cheerful but still traditional. She said it was a posh country wedding so bunting felt like the right choice. I thought the spots were a fun modern touch and the roses added some texture. Finally the date was stamped using a new little stamp I got from Tiger with individual letters and numbers. 


This last one is for some of my home friends getting married in a few weeks. They are such a fun couple, very natural and laid back, and so I thought I'd make this one a bit less fussy and more relaxed. I used the off-cut of a pink card that I'd cut an oval out of and used that to frame the same KennyK stamp, colored to look like them and fussy cut out. I layered it over some floral paper that I thought made it look like an old time-photo and then hand-wrote their names and date instead of stamping it. Just felt more natural for them. It may be a bit too plain - I may jazz it up in the few weeks between now and the wedding! 

2 comments:

  1. I love them all, but I especially love how you added a beard to the last card - excellent personalisation! That washi tape bunting trick is superb and looks amazing. Love the addition of the roses too, very nice, makes me want to touch, but I know you'd slap my hand. Your wedding season is crazy this year, but then I realised you are at that age. It was like this when Sam and I got married ( he was a year younger than you are now) and ALL of his friends got married the year after us - 8 weddings..Cx

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