Wednesday, 6 October 2010

Wedding Tag and Card

Well, the wedding was wonderful, the bride beautiful, the groom (my husband's nephew) scrubbed up well, and the weather was great on the day! It poured with rain on the 6 hour journey down on Friday and again on the way home on Sunday. In fact it had rained so much that the valley just before New Cumnock on the A76 had become a loch - the treetops bobbing on the water giving an indication of how deep it was.

Here is the wedding tag I made for the bride:

I must apologise for the quality of my photographs - I'm a rank amateur at this and still have to work out the best way to take a picture! :(
Materials used:

Cardboard - I re-use the card that is used to back and stiffen envelopes for photographs as I have quite a collection of these saved up - can't bear to throw it away :)
Papers: - For the front: American Crafts - The Color of Memories; for the back Flair Designs - Love & Marriage Words.
Stamps: Digital stamp from Pink Petticoat - Lola Rose Big Day - love these images; Papermania's Alphamania and the flourish from Summer Bloom Picnic set.
Versamark, gold and white embossing powders, Promarkers, Stickles (Crystal - my favourite)
Embellishments: miscellaneous ribbons and fibres; charms - bell, key, butterfly, heart from local shop; pearl trims from local haberdashery; feather and pearls (from my stash); flowers (roses, cherry blossom and rosebuds) and blue crystal stem from Wild Orchid Crafts 

I make the stickpins myself with beads from my stash - my sister makes jewellery and I usually get to help myself from her stash when I visit her.

Unfortunately, I forgot to photograph the back of the tag but it is pretty plain though I did add an insert with a dedication taken from the invitation inside a wee vellum envelope and the date of the wedding (so they will never forget it! :)

I also made a card too:

Materials used:

Background paper fromPapermania's Summer Bloom 6"x6" pack. Matting card cut from an old wedding card (I throw nothing away)
Stamp - another from Pink Petticoat of Lola Rose on her big day - wearing a different dress!
Promarkers and Stickles (Crystal)
Heart shaped doily (Magnolia)
Embellishments: pearl beads, cherry blossom and rosebuds from Wild Orchid Crafts

I typed out the 'Congratulations' using a MS font on to white card and edged it with a Promarker in pastel blue - I did this to some of the roses on the tag too.

I'm embarrassed to say I treated myself to a bit of a haul on Monday so I am now imposing a spending moratorium on myself - I need to save my pennies for the Hobbycraft exhibition at the SECC in Glasgow at the end of the month. However, I can't wait to experiment with the pack of Aquamarkers and the watercolour paper I bought later today.

In the meantime I'm off for a bit of late lunch, bye :)


Alizabethy said...

This is sooo beautiful!

Elizabeth said...

Thank you Alizabethy - your comment is very much appreciated :) Elizabeth

Blueberry Moonlight said...

Your wedding tag is stunning! The bride must've been honoured that you went to so much trouble to give her such a personal tag.
I'm also saving my pennies for SECC and still can't make my mind up which day to go.

Elizabeth said...

Hi, Many thanks for your kind comments - the bride did indeed like the tag. I'm thinking of going up the first day to the SECC show. Hopefully my daughter is coming with me - I'm trying to get her into crafting as she used to be very artistic when she was younger. If you are planning to go the same day we could arrange to meet up if you like. Kind regards.