Tuesday, 21 February 2017

Project 398: A collage wedding card


A good friend asked me to make a wedding card for a couple he has been friends with since high school. They have been together since they were teenagers and decided to get married to make things easier as they buy houses, move countries and generally change their lifestyle by the year!

He gave me a brief of things that would mean something to them - they travel a lot as a group of friends and so he requested a number of things to represent their adventures. Plus booze and food that feature regularly - it's something I can certainly relate to!

I started cutting out everything from plain card stock, I didn't want to have to draw too much (mainly because I'm terrible at drawing) and paper cutting always looks a bit different. People tend to be more forgiving as well!

The bicycle is a stamp that I die cut out (and then cut out a few pieces more), and the ham, beer stein, cheese and lime slice feature some pen detailing. The little grapes on the cheese board (hard to see) and the tulips are a punch (I colored the leaves green to avoid pink stems and leaves). The gin and tonic and champagne glasses are filled with glitter glue to look like liquid (I was pleased with that detail, I'm doing that again). Finally I made a Malta flag to represent her heritage and a destination they often return to.

It's in the post to go to my friend now, I think he'll like it and more importantly I think the couple will like it!

2 comments:

  1. I LOVE this man, all the little details have made me hungry, that Ham is awesome... This is why I think you can draw, because all the details you draw in are excellent. I love the random briefs that you get..mine are always so ordinary :( Cx

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  2. Oh Wow! what a fab card Jessie! I love the wonderful die cuts, and it makes the card so special for them with lots of happy memories - I’m sure they willl treasure it!
    I hope you are well.
    Have a great weekend!
    Love Sue B xxx’

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