This next wedding card is again quite simple, but has a very elegant look and feel to it.
For this card I started with white cardstock, and had another half sheet of white cardstock for the top. I also used a strip of black card for the side.
The side strip (black) was made using Spellbinders Edgabilities. I have a few designs available, and could have used any one of them. If you don’t have Edgabilities, you could also use a suitable punch. The aim here is to get an elegant looking design down the side of your card.
If you enlarge the image (by clicking on it), you’ll see I’ve embossed about two thirds of the white cardstock. I used a Cuttlebug EF, but the ‘tiny hearts’ folder doesn’t seem to be available anymore. This Hearts Embossing Folder is the closest I can find. If you have the funds available, it’s worth the tiny investment – this is one of my most used embossing folders, out of all the folders I own.
Before you begin to emboss, make sure you have a clean cut on the right hand side of the cardstock. Also ensure the embossing folder is the right way up. With folders such as swiss dots, it doesn’t matter, but for the hearts, get them the wrong way about and it’s very clear a mistake has been made! (Upside down hearts just don’t have the same impact. LOL)
Don’t emboss the whole sheet, but make sure there’s enough room to stamp your greeting. I did mine down the side, but it will depend on the stamp you’re using. I used a greeting from Gina K Designs Enjoy the Sunshine set. This is a very versatile set, and I use it time and time again.
To join your black card strip with the white, overlap them slightly, and glue together. I used wet glue, but you can also use double sided tape. I find double sided tape to be quite unforgiving at times, so for something like this, prefer to use tacky glue.
Once you’ve joined the two pieces, add some white ribbon – tied in a bow (I used a double bow) across the bottom of the card. To make it stick down better onto the card, you can add a strip of double sided tape. Never use wet glue on ribbon as it will invariably seep through, spoiling your card.
All that’s left to go now is to stick the topper onto your cardbase, then add your pearls.
I’ve had a few people asking what I do to the inside, so here’s a photo of the inside of this particular card:
I tend to stick to the same colour for the inside as I use for the outside. Plus, I always use a different greeting on the inside.
You’ll notice I’ve used the Fiskars Linked Hearts here. (I mentioned the same punch in my previous post.) This time I didn’t need to add a colour behind it, as the white card is matted on black.
That’s it – another fairly easy wedding card!
Look out for another easy wedding card in a couple of days.
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Cheryl, Your wedding cards are quite beautiful. Today’s was especially so. You seem to be the only one doing wedding cards of those whose blogs I follow. Thank you for the ispiration. Elaine Johnson SN
Thanks Elaine, I appreciate your nice comments. Most of my wedding cards are going to the gift shop I make for. They want simple but elegant cards, so that’s what they get.
If you check the side-bar, you’ll find some more wedding cards – they’re listed under Special Occassion. Perhaps down the track I may need to give them their own category.
I’ll continue to add more wedding cards as I make them for the shop, so rest assured more will be added!
This is really stunning with that black bit added….wow. I like the dry embossed bit, also, and that you left room for the sentiment. I hadn’t thought to use a black trim on a Wedding or Anniversary card, but when thinking it over….what is more elegant than black and white? Gold, silver, and all those metallics that are normally used are nice, but boy the black really adds a visual punch, love it!!!