Friday, 31 May 2013

Silver Sixpence Wedding Card

This card measures 5ins x 5ins and is made using an ivory, linen effect,  hand cut card blank.
This heart came in one of my parcels from WholePort, I ordered it specifically with this idea in mind
I love the something old, new, borrowed wedding theme and as I have quite a few old sixpences, bought from a coin shop in Wolverhampton,  squirrelled away, my idea was to use the heart as a pocket on a wedding card for a bride.
I decided to sew the heart onto a piece of subtle, vintage patterned, blue paper,  using a little glue round the edges first to stop it from slipping and leaving a gap at the top of the heart to slip the sixpence in.  I then mat and layered on ivory and gold mirror card, again sewing them once in place  My sewing isn’t the straightest,  but I hope it adds to the charm!
Again,  keeping to the “handmade” look, I decided to handwrite the sentiment in the card using my trusty old fountain pen, using lined paper underneath to keep the lines relatively straight …. it only took me three attempts before I was happy, which isn’t too bad!
Finally,  I added a few very small flat backed pearls to finish the effect …. with the sixpence sliding perfectly into the pocket.  Done and dusted!