I didn’t think I would have time to blog today. We offered to help friends with their wedding invitations recently and a fair few hours have been spent designing, showing, tweaking and finalising them. I decided to “encourage” us to finish the design by arranging to meet the bride and groom this coming Monday to show them the final design. I was expecting late nights and early mornings this weekend, in between social engagements! But, things went far better than I expected this morning and the invites are done! So my reward is to share another card with you 🙂 Notice I don’t mention the sleeves the invites will go in – that’s this afternoon’s task.
I made this card recently because I was playing around with Blackberry Bliss, Basic Grey and Smoky Slate combinations – I didn’t have anyone in mind. I loved the way it turned out. So when we were invited to my in-law’s barbecue to celebrate their 45th wedding anniversary, I knew immediately that we would give them this:
I love this card and the combination of colours – you’ll be seeing it again (and again). Now, I gave this card away before setting up my blog, and didn’t take measurements (oops), so please forgive the rough and ready nature of the next section.
Materials and measurements
- Basic Grey cardstock – 148.5 x 210mm. scored and folded at 105mm
- Blackberry bliss cardstock – 148 x 100 mm (approx)
- Moonlight DSP stack – 143 x 95 mm (approx). I *love* everything about this DSP stack – the colours, the patterns and how versatile it is
- I cut a banner in Blackberry Bliss, then put a strip of DSP over the top (again it’s the Eastern Elegance DSP which is retired now). I joined them together with an Antique brad, then stamped the sentiment in Blackberry Bliss on Whisper White card stock and cut it into a square (I have the Square framelits now, but I didn’t then, so had to freehand it). Never underestimate the power of two is from the Yippee-Skippee stamp set.
Hope you enjoy it.