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ETA: Not sure what happened to the main picture in this post.  I’ve added a full picture of the card below – thanks to Melanie for the heads up!.

Last weekend, along with the birthday invitations, I had to finish a few outstanding paper-crafting orders.  As mentioned, I’m not really doing any crafting at the moment but these are long-term customers of mine and I appreciate them using my card-making services over the last 7 years so there’s no way I was going to say no.  Luckily, one order was just a quick notebook (I’ll post if I get a chance) and the other was a wedding card with a specific “direction” in mind which can sometimes make things easier to do. (in this case it did!)

The request for the wedding card was to incorporate the patterned cardstock that the invitation was made from.  It was a roughly 7X5 piece of cardstock with two holes punched in the top.  The holes were used to thread a piece of ribbon through and attach the vellum with all the wedding details on it.  A simple and pretty wedding invitation.  I removed the ribbon and vellum and had to trim down the cardstock to remove the portion with the punched holes. (of course, I could have just attached my stamped image in the same way the vellum was done but that would be a bit too uncreative):


I did manage to incorporate a snippet of the ribbon on the card and used a little of the trimmed cardstock to thread the button holes.  I glittered the shoes and the rose and added a few rhinestones, a pearl, and a strip of washi tape (it was had to match the colours of the cardstock) to finish it off.

It was really helpful to have the colours pre-selected before making the card.  I didn’t have to spend any time searching through my stacks of patterned paper either.   The design is quite simple but there are flecks of glitter in the patterned cardstock which were enhanced by all the subtle sparkles I added to the image panel.