On Friday Hubby came home from work and said "Any chance you can make a wedding card for xxxx?" I naturally replied "of course I will - I have something in mind." To which he responded "I need it for Monday." Me "Uh - what?? She's not getting married for another two weeks." Him "Oh this one is going to be from the entire office, it needs to be able to take 50 plus signatures, I said you wouldn't mind!"
So my first thought was to find a pre-made A4 card blank and envelope, luckily after a quick whizz round The Range I discovered that Papermania do them in white and ivory. So feeling quite smug with myself I came home ready to spring into action, which was when the fun started! Firstly what the heck am I going to with all that white space??? Secondly a stamped image of any kind was totally out of the question as it would just look lost on a card that size. Thirdly, I couldn't find any papers in my stash that inspired me either. So after sitting looking at a vast white space for what seemed like ever, I decided that I'd make a C&S card and have a bash at creating my own papers.
This is what I came up with. I have to say I'm not thrilled with this card, but I thought I'd show you it anyway. Hopefully if you have to do a similar thing you won't encounter the same problems if you see my failings first!!! Oh yeah, you want to know what they are..... well as most of you probably know the larger something is the less tolerance there is for error. So you can imagine the problems with matting and layering! Trying to stamp a sentiment directly onto the card was out of the question, it just looked lost, so I thought I'd run it through the printer. BIG mistake!!! It was too thick and jammed. So I went back to basics and sketched the card out on a piece of copy paper, had a coffee and thought about the pro's and con's of what I wanted to do, decided to let the paper do the talking (so ditched the idea of a sentiment) and then made it before I drove myself nuts! Oh and one final thing - DON'T agree to anything unless you know exactly what it is you're agreeing to!!! :0)
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I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:
OSAAT - Anything goes
Fussy & Fancy - Punches/Diecuts
Stampin' With The Dragon - Weddings
CRAFT - Weddings