Sunday, 22 April 2012

Clean & Simple Wedding Card

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)

Thanks for stopping by today.

Claire xxx

I'd like to enter this into the following challenges:
OSAAT - Anything goes
Fussy & Fancy - Punches/Diecuts
Stampin' With The Dragon - Weddings
CRAFT - Weddings


  1. Don't think I would even know where to start with a card that size love the C&S look.
    Jenny x

  2. Well done on filling an A4 card! The colours are great, and I do really like your 'created' backing paper. It is a great clean and simple card, and I bet the recipents will love it xx

  3. Great project, thank you for joining us at CRAFT Challenge this week and good luck! Don't forget to check back with us again on Thursday for our new challenge and to check if you have won or made our Top3.

    Jo and Tigerlover.

  4. This looks so stylish! Very clever to make your own backing paper. Well Done, it was a big ask from your DH.x

  5. Sorry you had so much trouble but I love the card you ended up with! Perfect for a group to give.

  6. You are far too hard on yourself I think! This is such a pretty delicate card and the fact that you made an A4 - I take my hat off to you as I get my knix in a twist making an A5!!

    Just think of the pros of being a widow next time someone comes home with such a request!! lol!

    Keryn x

  7. You really are so funny Claire but I can see what you mean I hate it when people ask for a big card!!

    But in the end you have rocked it! it looks superb and love the papers you have used!

    I hope after making this creation you have had a relaxing weekend! Love Chanelle xxxx

  8. Wow I've never made an A4 card....too scary. Well done - pretty card. Thanks for joining us at C.R.A.F.T. this week. Jeanette

  9. it's a lovely card- it reminds me of the invites we made for our wedding. i know what you mean about big cards though, i prefer smaller cards x

  10. Lovely card Claire. I think you're very brave to attempt an A4 card. It turned out really well and I'm sure the happy couple will treasure it. x

  11. oh wow Hun and I thought an 8 by 8 was hard gosh you have done a brilliant job here Hun honest its so effective,and know they will just love love this to bits,well done Hun,hugs Cherylxxxxxxxx

  12. Beautifully designed card Claire, you really rose to the challenge! Isn't it great when you get so much notice for something like this? (Men!) xx

  13. Wonderful CAS Wedding Card, thanks for playing with us at OSAAT

    hugs Marjo

  14. Really beautiful and elegant
    Lindsay xx

  15. A very elegant card. Thank you for entering the Stamping Dragon challenge xxx

  16. Great Card ! Love your creativity :) I have had to do a number of large cards and they are always quite hard t fill but this is simple and fits the brief well.

    Many thanks for joining in with our Anything Goes challenge over at OSAAT & hope to see you back again soon.

    Mandy (DT member for OSAAT)


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