Sunday, 11 November 2012

Wedding card for a good friend of us

We are invited to participate in the wedding mass and banquet of our friend, Vicky & Kelvin.

We knew Kelvin 10 years ago since I joined the church choir in 2002 and he was the conductor. In our wedding in 2005, Kelvin was one of the groomsmen and the MC of our banquet.

Though we haven’t met each other for 1-2 years, once we heard Kelvin is getting married, we immediately promised that we would attend his wedding.

For Chinese weddings, we usually give the couple some money in the red pocket as a wedding present. Nowadays people also use some nicely printed envelopes instead of the traditional one.

For me, I designed and handmade a wedding card and did some decoration on a pink envelope, together with a small red pocket containing cash!

This is my first trial for making a decent wedding card – Thanks for the inspiration from PaperArt, a craft materials store in Hong Kong. I stamped an image of a fashionable couple, with the man in suit and lady holding a bouquet, on a piece of watercolour paper;

Then I hand-cut a wedding gown with a piece of embossed, pearl paper, which I bought from Taipei earlier this year. Then I stick the gown on the stamped lady, so it looks like she is in a wedding gown…. It looks perfect!

Instead of just sticking the image onto a card, I die-cut it by Spellbinder's oval floral die; added the same oval floral frame on top. 

I added another layer of bouquet and some glitters gel to the bouquet so it became a pop-up and looked real.

At the end I was struggling on what greeting message I should write, I tried to handwrite with a marker on a piece of scrap paper but I didn’t really like. I suddenly recall that I have a set of stamps from "Word Play"@Stampin up and there is one said “Happy I DO day” which is perfect for a wedding card.

I punched 2 of the corners diagonally and stuck to the card … Finally I added 2 little embossed hearts cut by the fashionable hearts Exbossit dies from Stampin up.

Wow, I think it’s gorgeous! I’m very happy with this little workout. Thanks a lot!

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