My nephew has just got engaged, much to the excitement of ALL the family. They are a very unfussy couple, so I knew a plain congratulations card was probably the way to go. The original idea behind the card isn’t mine, I found it on Pinterest and saved it on my “Inspiration” board thinking it was an idea that I could adapt at sometime in the future.
The blank measures 5ins x 5ins and was hand cut using a white linen effect card. I was just not brave enough to draw directly onto the card blank, hence the centre and sentiment panels.
I started with the centre, with two black buttons, knowing that I needed to get the dress and bodies roughly in proportion to them. I drew arms and legs very lightly in pencil first and then when happy went over them again with a black fine liner pen, rubbing the pencil marks out after.
I mat and layered the centre on silver mirror card, leaving only a very narrow edge, glued it to the card base, and only then did I feel happy enough to add the heads.
The ring was the final touch to the centre using a tiny clear flat backed gem. I then handwrote the sentiment, but decided against mat and layering it on silver, to keep it all very less is more.
Naturally, I have volunteered to help make any wedding paraphernalia when the time comes, if they want me to and to help keep costs down, so no doubt I will now be adding wedding invitations and save the date ideas etc. on my Pinterest Inspiration board in the coming months……….