Friday 24 August 2012

Wedding card for a special couple

What seems like ages ago now I made Save the Date and Wedding invitations for Jess and Stuart - who are getting married today. On Wednesday of this week (on WOYWW) I was still struggling to make a card for their special day as the one under way didn't really echo the invitations properly. But then inspiration struck.

I remembered that their second choice from the samples made almost a year ago had punched butterflies on - they opted in the end for this 'ribbon threaded with a diamante heart' design:
So, a combination of the two resulted in this:
 I used:

- white DL card stock

- aubergine card which was then topped with some lovely card embossed with 'flittered' swirls by Best Creation Inc - called 'Mr and Mrs'. The sheets are 12" x 12" and I found it in Hobbycraft - of course the swirls don't show up well in the photo unless you enlarge it and peer closely at the screen :(

- the aubergine ribbon is wider but the same colour as I used when making the invitations and the larger diamante heart came from my goodies store

- the butterflies are actually double layered (punched using my favourite X-Cut butterfly punch) and the wings are just slightly offset, aubergine underneath and the 'flittered' card on top - with little pearl strips down the butterfly bodies

- the sentiment was stamped using SU's 'Perfect Plum' and a SU stamp that I bought ages ago (pre-loved so I don't know which set it's from, or perhaps it's discontinued even). I didn't like any of my Wedding Day stamps but this one seemed to fit the bill OK

- the sentiment was then punched using a SU punch, gently edged with 'Perfect Plum' and just four small diamantes added

Let's just hope the weather is kind for them today. Which is Friday, so the weekend beckons for us all too :)



  1. So good to see you were able to resurrect your work from Wednesday in such a beautiful and meaningful way, Di!

  2. I always enjoy hearing how a project is 'saved'. This is a lovely card, and the little butterflies are so lacy & pretty. Like the way you used them over the cutout. Nifty color combo too. They should love it. TFS

  3. Fantastic card Di. I don't know your happy couple, but I DO wish them lots of luck and happiness xxx

  4. Your card is simply beautiful Di. Fingers crossed for a dry day.
    A x

  5. A gorgeous elegant card Di that mirrors the save the date's cards beautifully. Love the little heart diamanté.

    Fingers crossed they have some nice weather for their big day!

    Have a great weekend, take care xxx

  6. Gorgeous card Di, love the aubergine colour. I am hoping the weather is nice here for my friend too. Hugs, Amanda x

  7. Morning Di, Both of your cards are stunning and l have to agree that the 1st one with the diamante heart is the one l like the most..... although both are beautiful! so Elegant too and the ribbon is such a lovely colour and adds a perfect finish xx

  8. A stunning and beautiful card Di, the butterflies are gorgeous, and I love your colour combo. The diamante heart is the perfect finish.

  9. Gorgeous card Di, love it.
    Hope you have a great weekend.
    Caz x

  10. Beautiful card Di, they will love that you have matched their card to their invites, how thoughtful.
    Laura xx

  11. Simply beautiful! I hope they had a lovely day!

  12. Very pretty card there Di. I have to make a card up between now and Saturday...eeek! I am sure I will fink of someat!


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