Wedding Card

A Wedding Card

First off, I have to thank Sandy Evans for this design idea. She gave me an assortment of beautiful cards she had made and this one especially “spoke to me!” I thought it was just so beautiful and so clever! So, I used it for a card swap with my local craft group. I googled this design and, sure enough, there are quite a few variations and I believe it may have originated as a Stampin’ Up idea. Nevertheless, I designed my own version in Make The Cut and the cutting file is at the bottom of this post. Now for the recipe!

Materials and Tools

Black and white smooth cardstock
Black grosgrain ribbon
Black mini brads
KaiserCraft self-adhesive white pearls
White envelopes and white cards (cards are 6″ x 8.5″, folded in half)
KNK Zing
KNK Zing embossing tool
Fiskars Fuse
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder: Birds and Swirls
Sizzix Embossing Folder: Beaded Ribbons
Printer
Pop Dots
Various adhesives

Directions

(1) The file was designed for a 6″ x 4.25″ card. I used a paper trimmer to cut a black 6″ x 4.25″ rectangle and a 5.75″ x 4.25″ white rectangle. I then cut all of the pieces from the cutting file. Note that the lapels on the groom’s heart were scored using the small end of the Zing embosser. This provided a much sharper and more symmetrical center fold line than attempting to fold by hand. I used a force of 160 and two passes on the KNK Zing to score that fold.

(2) The white rectangle was adhered to the center of the black rectangle. The smaller white rectangle with the scalloped corners was embossed in the Fiskar’s Fuse using the Birds and Swirls embossing template. Then it was adhered to the center of the smaller black rectangle with scalloped corners. Before layering the rectangles to front of the card, grosgrain ribbon was added so that it wrapped around the sides and to the back of the larger pair of rectangles. To save on ribbon, I used short pieces and taped them to hide just behind the smaller pair of rectangles. Refer to the photo below for placement:

Wedding Card Closeup Cropped

(3) I cut two pieces of the grosgrain ribbon to form the groom’s bow tie. In the cutting file, you’ll see that the cut piece for the groom’s heart shirt was designed with two slits for wrapping one piece of the ribbon around the other. I used tape to secure it to the back of that heart. Then I added three small black brads as buttons, using the three holes that were also cut in that same white heart:

Groom's Heart_resize

(4) Next I used the Beaded Ribbon embossing template in the Fiskar’s Fuse for the bride’s front heart and then adhered it to the scalloped white heart. I added three self-adhesive pearls to the front.

(5) The hearts were mounted to the card using pop dots under the large rounded parts of the hearts and then the bottom parts of the hearts were glued flat to the background.

(6) For the inside of the card, I did a print and cut on the KNK Zing using a greeting typed and centered on another scalloped cornered rectangle:

Wedding Card Inside

(7) Finally, I decided to dress up the envelope by creating an insert with entwined rings cut from black cardstock. I created the rings from joined circles in MTC and arranged along a rectangle sized to fit the envelope:

Wedding Card Envelope

Here is the cutting file I created in MTC, KNK, PDF, and SVG file formats: Wedding Card

A White Wedding

Good Morning Fellow KnK-ers!

I have a family wedding approaching so today I have a wedding card to share with you, I chose a wedding cake design and although it is an all white card I picked card and paper with lots of shine and texture. I have included the cut files I created for today’s card at the end of the post if you would like to re-create it 🙂

The picture below shows all of the pieces you will need to cut with your chosen KNK machine, I cut mine with Make the Cut and my Zing:

  • 1 sheet of A4/letter sized card scored down the middle
  • 1 copy of swirly frame 9 and its backing layer (cut file below) sized to fit the folded A4/letter card base
  • 1 rectangle panel and backing layer to fit inside the swirly frame
  • 1 copy of the wedding cake and stand (cut file below)
  • Several copies of the flower and leaf (cut file below)

wedding cake & stand card 1

I cut my flowers and leaves from vellum to make them look delicate, I shaped each petal with an embossing stylus on a soft mat which encourages them to curl upwards:

wedding cake & stand card 2

Once I have shaped the petals I run the stylus around the center of the flower and it magically cups the flower:

wedding cake & stand card 3

To finish my flowers, I tuck one of the flower layers inside another with a little wet glue then pop a flat backed pearl in the middle. I ran my embossing stylus down the center of each leaf and glued them behind some of my flowers:

wedding cake & stand card 4

I stuck my swirly frame to it’s backing layer with some tape in the middle and some wet glue at the edges. For the top layer of my rectangle panel I chose a patterned vellum, I attached it to its backing layer with a small piece of double sided tape being careful to place it behind where the cake will sit then I stitched the 2 layers together:

wedding cake & stand card 5

I folded my card base and glued all of my wedding cake pieces together, I chose some shimmery card to represent the ribbon sections:

wedding cake & stand card 6

As all of my elements were prepared, my card came together in moments. I attached my 2 panels to the card base with lots of 3d foam tape then I attached my cake directly to the rectangle panel as the flowers give a lot of dimension. Here’s how my cards looks when it is finished:

wedding cake & stand card 7

Although this is an all white card, I hope this close up shows how using different textures, translucency and shimmer can add a great deal of interest to a project.

wedding cake & stand card 8

I hope you have enjoyed today’s post, if you would like to see more projects I have created with my Zing and access my free cut files you can find my blog here: www.birdscards.com

Here are the Cut Files for today’s project:

Swirly Frame 9 by Bird

Swirly Frame 9 Cut File by Bird

Wedding Cake & Stand by Bird

Wedding Cake & Stand Cut File by Bird

Flower & Leaf by Bird

Flower & Leaf Cut File by Bird