Our weather shifted this week leaving us with three days of Fall wind, cloud and rain. What's good about the shift is it doesn't make it difficult to stay in doors and stamp, and that's what I did without any guilty remorse.
This week I had two wedding cads to make. One of them was for our friend's son and his fiance who were having a small country wedding. I wanted to make them a special wedding and gift card holder, so the timing of Kath Rick's Feminine "Anything Goes Challenge worked out perfectly.
Here's My Card:
I'm very much about tradition when it comes to Wedding cards. This wedding was an outdoor country affair so I wanted to make something with a vintage, feminine appeal as well as some WOW factor, and I'm happy to say that's how this card turned out.
I also wanted to incorporate a gift card holder into the card, but I wasn't sure how I wanted to do that. My dilemma was solved when I watched a YouTube video by Dawn Griffith featuring a great gift card holder built right into a card. I knew this design would be the perfect layout for my project and so I CASED Dawns. All the instructions and measurements are on her blog "Dawn's Stamping Thoughts" and on her video, so make sure you leave her a comment when you visit those sites.
Stamp Sets: Floral Phrases#141767, For the New Two (R), Calm Christmas (R) and Colourful Seasons #143726
Card Stock: Champagne Foil Sheets #144748, Whisper White, Soft Suede, Crumb Cake
DSP: Non-Stamping Up - Elegant Holiday Paper DCWB
Ink: Early Espresso, Crumb Cake
Accessories: Stitched Shapes Thinlet Dies, Lots of Labels Thinlet Dies, Seasonal Layers Thinlet Dies, Dimensionals, Big Shot, Paper Trimmer, Basic Pearls
|Wow my old cake topper which dates back to 1969 sure looks "vanilla" in comparison to the Whisper White in the card and envelope. Oh well that was 48 years ago, so it's bound to have faded.|
I would have loved to have made my card using the beautiful Year of Cheer Suite, that's featured on pages 36 and 37 of the Holiday catalogue, but unfortunately, the only paper I had from that suite was the Champagne Foil Sheets and some Whisper White card stock. I was really excited about the combo of White, Gold and Crumb Cake in that paper pack. Oh well there was no time to order it in, so I just had to search my paper stack for something else. I struck pay dirt when I found a pack of DCWB paper called Elegant Holiday.
I chose a single-sided sheet of white and crumb cake paper with a pattern of doves and snowflakes on it. Although it was Christmas paper I figured that the doves were close enough to the wedding theme to make it work. It also enabled me to use a retired stamp set called Calm Christmas which features a beautiful floral dove, which I stamped on the inside of the card.
|The back view of the gift card holder|
The sentiment is from the retired "Colourful Seasons" stamp set. I super love the font which is stamped in Early Espresso Ink. The flowers are from the Colourful Seasons Stamp set set and were cut out with the coordinating Seasonal Layers Thinlet Dies. I stamped them in Soft Suede and Crumb Cake Ink and added medium sized basic pearls to their centers. I also added medium pearls to the Soft Suede banner. The ovals for the sentiment were cut from Soft Suede, Champagne Foil and Whisper White card stocks with the Stitched Shapes Ovals.
|In this view you can see the insert I created from a small scrap of DSP and Whisper White Card Stock.|
|The card was hand delivered, so I thought it would be a nice touch to stamp "congratulations" to the bride and groom on the front of the envelope.|
I hope you have enjoyed my Wedding Gift Card Holder and I'd love to hear your thoughts on it. This card comes together super quickly, so it's a great pattern to have on hand. If you haven't already checked out the other WWC Design Team members cards here's a direct link to the Watercooler Home Page. Until next time.............
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