Tuesday, 25 July 2017

An Engagement Card

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.
Button Engagment CardThe 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.
IMG_2723I 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.
IMG_2724The 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……….


Pamela said...

A great idea and you've followed it through really well - I think the whole thing is BRILLIANT!

marc said...

i love this i saw something like it in the 70s and forgot about it till now great card you have done it so well you can take it through to a weeding card big love marc

tilly said...

just love the simplicity of this and would never have thought of it...just goes to show...simple is sometimes best

Roni said...

Love it!! This is just the sweetest card I've ever seen!

Big hugs
Roni :D xox

Cheryl W said...

Awesome card for a couple in love. Perfect in its simplicity!