Not many people tie the knot these days, but this year I know of 3 people who are going to say “I do” and so its such a pleasure to make a wedding card. This one is going to a friend who’s getting married in Mykonos, Greece in 2 weeks!
It looks really simple but was not so easy to put together as I wanted to combine 3 challenges to do this! One was to use Designer paper but still make it look CAS (clean and simple) for the Less is More challenge, the other was the CAS(E) this Sketch challenge which had those bands going through the card,
and the third was Happy Little Stampers Inlaid die cutting challenge. I wanted to add some designer paper to form the bands but to make it look CAS and fulfill the 3rd challenge I was going to inlay it into the card. I was going to use double sided paper for the bands as I wanted everything to be seen from the inside of the card too! I went through the whole process in my mind all through my acupuncture session this morning and once I got home I was zen and ready!
I first embossed the card, cut out the tag in the card with my Big Shot Plus, where my sentiment was going to be. I then cut the same tag from a black card stock and stamped and sprinkled embossing powder and heat embossed one side with Congratulations, waited until it was really dry, and repeated the whole process on the other side with another sentiment. I then to proceeded to slice my bands from the card.
I had to use masking tape to hold it together at one point, so I could slice the other band. I chose my designer paper and sliced them to the same width as the bands on the card. I turned the card around and assembled my card and stuck masking tape to hold the pieces together.
I took a clear adhesive plastic sheet, I bought mine at a DIY store, the type you cover your windows with, or you can buy protective book covers, and cut it to the size of the card. I stuck it on and once everything was secured, I could still lift the plastic and remove the masking tapes.
I flipped the card around to the front side and filled in the card with my bands and sentiment and it was DONE! Whew!
On the left the front of the card, on the right, the inside of the card.
Hope you liked it!
P.S I just noticed that I chose a bird in the cage image for the band strips…lol! No pun to marriage intended!
These are the products I used.