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 embossing tool
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder: Birds and Swirls
Sizzix Embossing Folder: Beaded Ribbons
(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:
(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:
(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:
(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:
Here is the cutting file I created in MTC, KNK, PDF, and SVG file formats: Wedding Card