Monday, 24 August 2015

Simple Wedding Card

This card measures 5ins x 5ins and is made using a white linen effect, hand cut blank.
I have to admit that I made this card in a panic and a rush.  I don’t usually make cards for other people anymore as I don’t like the pressure of meeting other peoples expectations, but on this occasion I relented with only a days notice, but for the first half hour or so whatever I tried was wrong …….
But in the end I decided to start again, and started with a wooden heart and wrote the sentiment …… the back hides my first effort where I didn’t think the spacing was quite right.
I add the faux stitching using a black fine liner pen, the wood appears to be polished and so didn’t absorb the ink, but I made sure it was dry before centring it on the card.  Two small, blue, flat backed gems complete the something blue theme, as well as the two matting layers.  Simple and quite less is more, however if I was doing it again, perhaps I might miss out the faux stitching on the layers.
I wish that they did an inexpensive, long lasting, grey fine liner pen, sometimes black can be a little bit harsh and obvious, but there again I could always do my faux stitching lightly with a pencil!!!


Cheryl W said...

Simple, but still elegant. I wish my handwriting was as nice as yours. The printing on the card looks great!

Anonymous said...

Try a Promarker pen with a fine tip. Plenty of greys to choose from.
Sue L

Susan said...

Been there, been there and been there too! The 'pressure of meeting other peoples expectations' is a nightmare, yet still I agree to do 'commissions'! Rarely do they turn out right first time and I often have to restart from scratch. Yours is a lovely card I love its simplicity. If you're looking around Derwent make a grey fineliner pen "Derwent Graphik Line Maker" in graphite with 0.1 and 0.3mm tips. They are lightfast and water-based. I don't know whether you'd consider £2.50 inexpensive, but there are others out there I know of.

marc said...

fab big love marc

Carol said...

Like your style Helen. I have sent an email.

PharmacyMichele said...

Gorgeous card, very classy.