Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Gown and Tux Shaped Wedding Card

Normally when I've been invited to a wedding, I made a special card to reflect the colors or theme of the wedding. I didn't know what either would be for a wedding I recently attended, but suspected it may be a sort of country theme. The invites were a simple cream card in a kraft envelope. I was going to use that as a starting point for my card and had several ideas. In the end I decided to make this gown and tux card since I have always wanted to make one after seeing the idea several years ago.

The pattern I used was found here, but there are many other versions to be found online.

Since the invite was cream and kraft, I made the gate fold card base kraft with a cream insert to write on. I made my card slightly taller than a regular A2 size to hide a check I was giving the happy couple.

The insert is a very old die cut item that was in my stash.
It came in a grab bag of items long ago. I think it was meant
to be folded in half as a gift card or place card for a table ? 
I liked the elegant corners so used it as a base
to stamp a sentiment on (oldie from Stampin' Up!).

After I cut the dress pieces out, 
I ran them through an embossing folder.

The trim on the waist of the dress is
some really, really old plastic
crafty stuff I came across at a yard sale
many years ago. It was on a roll like ribbon.
I should have made the waist on the dress a bit
wider than what was on the pattern to fit the plastic trim.

I added teeny, tiny paper punch buttons
and a hand cut collar to the original tux pattern.
A little bit of doodling with a marker, too,
for extra detail. 

This was a fun card to make.

Thanks for looking =) 

Although the idea is not original, I'm entering my card in the following challenges "just because":
Through The Craft Room Door Anything Goes
Crafting By Designs November Anything Goes


  1. I love this! I will have to save that template!!
    Awesome card

  2. What an awesome weddingcard. Love the idea of it. Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
    Annemi {My Blog}
    Through The Craft Room Door


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