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