Wednesday, 16 May 2012

A Bookatrix wedding card

When I want to make an extra special card, especially for a wedding, I almost always  turn to the Bookatrix embossing board. There is something about the open-book style that lends itself particularly well to weddings.  Here is a card I made for a young friend who married recently.


I embossed the outer layer onto pink pearlescent card, also embossing the third line in. Then I cut out along the outer line, and cut floral paper to fit inside the inner embossing line and stuck it in place. Next I embossed the second, third and fourth lines onto white pearlescent card, cut out along the outer line, and cut away the inner rectangle of the fourth lines.  I stuck acetate behind the windows created by this. Then I decorated the edges and windows with peel-offs, gems and paper flowers before sticking the white and pink cards together along the "spine".

The stand was made from card which had been covered on both sides with floral paper to match that behind the windows.

To complete the card, and protect it, I made a matching box. If the bride and groom keep the card - and I hope they will - they will be able to store it in this box.


3 comments:

  1. That's fabulous...
    It's my 40 ( whispers) this year and I bet I won't get a fabulous card like this .


    You are a super crafter.x

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    1. Tell me what date it is and you might.....

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  2. Stunning card - hope they had a beautiful day :O)

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