Sunday, 28 July 2013

Wedding Heart Easel Card

I have a friend who commissions many cards from me who has just requested a wedding card.  It's been a while since I did something for a wedding so I thought I'd make her something a little more special. 

This heart-shaped easel card was embellished with Papermania Colossal patterned paper, Forever Friends 'With Love...' papers, vellum paper, Trimcraft 'Fizzy Moon' chipboard elements and clear gemstones. 

First I created the card shape and cut all the hearts I needed for embellishments. I then folded one side of the main card to create the easel stand. 
Next I glued all the patterned papers to the hearts and inked the edges. Using Microsoft publisher I drew a heart shape the same size as my card and worked out where the embellishments would be before typing my wording.  I used Edwardian Script which is perfect as a wedding font.  Once I had the wording positioned, I deleted the heart shape.  
I've always found printing on vellum to be a bit of a nightmare, as printers don't recognise it on its own and it doesn't always work well attached to paper.  The best way to overcome this is to use double-sided tape to stick the edge of the vellum about 1cm from the leading edge of the printer paper. Also stick the other end so it doesn't skew when feeding.  This allows the printer to recognise and feed the paper, then print onto the vellum. 
Once my wording was printed, I laid the vellum over the single large heart in the position I wanted it then attached all the embellishments.  I then used double-sided tape on the underside of the vellum where the embellishments were so it couldn't be seen, before sticking it to the heart. I then cut the vellum to the heart shape and used some Glue Dots Micro Dots around the edge to keep it secure. 
To finish off the card I layered up the remaining three hearts with 3D foam pads and added a gem before sticking them to the bottom heart to create a stopper. 

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges:
1. The Crafter's Cafe - Challenge 21 Anything Goes
2. Challenges 4 Everybody - #25 Anything Goes
3. Divas by Design - Anything Goes







4 comments:

  1. Great card thanks for joining us at The Crafters Cafe and good luck x

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  2. Really pretty, fab shape and an adorable image, thank you for joining in with Divas By Design
    Lindsay xx

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  3. l love your creation, goodluck in our challenge this week over on divas by designs xx

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  4. This is lovely. Thanks for playing at CCCB.

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