I think I mentioned a while back that we’d been invited to two weddings on the same day – my niece and her long-time partner, and the son of very good friends. We’d already accepted the wedding to Isaac & Zav’s wedding before my cancer was diagnosed, and then Ruth announced that she & David were getting married, on the same day! Having accepted the first invitation, we had to decline Ruth’s invitation, even though she is family – we couldn’t have managed to get from Abergavenny to Newcastle on the same day!!
However, cancer got in the way, and I have chemo scheduled for two days before the weddings, so we won’t be going to either! I am disappointed, but there you go. Life can sometimes bugger up our plans.
So, I’ve made two cards, and each couple will receive a cheque, and a Lend With Care voucher too. Isaac and Zav are also getting a zentangle –
I wrote about it in this post
On Friday, I made the cards (click on the photos to see them in a bit more detail):
Because the card that I had was fairly thin, I used a double layer, so the sparkly washi tape around the outside covered the two edges of the card. The flower, the “corners”, the trim & the ribbon were all from Noz, at various times. The paper came from my stash. Here’s a slightly-closer-up:
The card for Zav and Isaac is very different, but I think I like it better.
This one uses torn up paper which I PVA-ed to card. These gorgeous patterns come from the little pamphlets sent with the top I ordered from Gudrun Sjoden, and I felt they were just beautiful Spring-like colours, just right for an April wedding. There are some small bits of gold pâper scattered in the mix, plus some appropriate words: “love”, “joy”, “laughter”,”companionship”. Again, as this was made using triple layered card (to support the weight of the front) I put washi tape around the edges. The little gold dots around the heart were made using a gold pen – I felt that something was needed to make the heart stand out a little, and this fits the bill!
This is a very easy, frugal way to make a card, especially if you’re using papers that you already have, beit wrapping paper, decorative paper from magazines or pamphlets, or anything else that has taken your fancy.
Which card do you prefer? The more classic one, for Ruth & David, or Zav & Isaac’s slightly off-the-wall one?