02 September 2008

Wedding card.

First off, I keep saying I'm not a card maker, blah, blah, blah, but for some reason I've sure had a few cards on here lately. And another one today! This one is for Kazan's sketch over at 2 Sketches 4 You. I changed it up a but with the horizontal line, I put it as my ribbon, you can see below her sketch and then my card.
Mine is pretty simple and plain, it's for a wedding, their colors are red, black and white, obviously....
The white "cardstock" is actually watercolor paper, I get huge poster sizes of watercolor paper and I love the effect it has because it's so raw and grainy... Anyway, I used that as the base because it's thick.
This red paper was some out of a 4th of July paper pack, I just cut it a 1/4 inch shorter all around and centered it on the water color paper.
The "A" is on regular white card stock, a 2x3 piece, I did the calligraphy myself and finally got it right after a few tries! A is the initial of their married last name. :) I put this white piece on another type of redish/blackish paper and rounded the corners after matting. This this wide ribbon was off of another card I got, I tucked it between the white and red paper and it is sheer enough to see the A underneath. The little chipboard on the right side was already black, I just glued it to the card, and tucked the ribbon under.
I also got my white gel pen out and traced around some of the corners of the chipboard. I think for not being a "card-maker" this one came out really good. I am proud of it.... and I hope they like it. :)

17 comments:

Kazan Clark said...

love your interpretation of the sketch this week...this is so mystical and serene :)

Kathryn said...

What an elegant wedding card -- love the colors - so very pretty! :)

Lauren said...

Very pretty - great layering!

ScrapMomOf2 said...

See, you ARE a card maker! This is awesome! I love all the details! That black swirl is awesome, and wow, your calligraphy is fantastic!!

dannisdoodles said...

so pretty!

wonder woman said...

ooh, this is a beautiful card. I'd frame it if I got it for my wedding. Seriously.

Anita said...

Love the vellum.

Eveline said...

very elegant.
Eveline.

Ann said...

Very cool. Love that white overlay and the swirl at the bottom. :D

kath said...

gorgeous card for the sketch Liz and love that big flourish and fab calligraphy..thank you for your kind comments on my blog
Love
kath
xxxxx

Allison said...

and so you should be proud of it its lovely
AllisonX

Rosanne said...

What an elegant card!

Joke said...

I love that waterpaper. Such an elegant card.

Terrie B x said...

Your card si `Beautiful` so soft and pretty~X~
`Thanks` for your sweet comments:)
Have a great Week:)~X~

Terria said...

This is a good card very elegant!You are like me I start with LOs and sometimes I try out the cards.

Erin said...

I'm sure your friends will love it, the flourish is so elegant

debby4000 said...

Lovely elegant card perfect for a wedding.