Saturday, October 1, 2011

Wedding Card #4

Though I've titled this as "Wedding Card #4", in truth it was the first of the four wedding cards I made this summer. I decided to post this last because this was also the card I chose to use for our Cricut Club card swap (more about this later), and I wanted to wait till that was over before posting this.
Created in Design Studio, I used shapes from the George cartridge for the base of this gatefold card with it's heart cutout window. The one thing I always have trouble with when it comes to making  gatefold cards is trying to figure out a way to keep the card nicely closed...
...so I welded on little "tabs" to the top and bottom of the basecard to tuck in between the base of the card and the front embossed top layer, and that seemed to do the trick!

 Embellishing the card was fun...top front panels of the card were embossed using the Elegant Lines folder from Stampin' Up. The scalloped heart shaped window frame was created in Design Studio by welding circle outlines from Plantin Schoolbook to the heart shape in George. Swans are from the Wedding Solutions cartridge, four layers plus a shadow cut from gold foil cardstock. And leafy branch accents were cut using Stampin Up's bird punch.
 Here's what the inside looks like when the card is fully open. After spending so much time measuring and re-measuring and tweaking the cutfile for this card, I thought it would be a waste to make only one. That's when I decided I would use this as my card for our Cricut Club card swap as well. Coming up with twenty of these was a bit of a challenge...it's a good thing I got started early working on this! We had our card swap last weekend, and each of us went home with twenty different and amazing "Cricut" cards. Still haven't had a chance to photograph them all, but will definitely share them when I do...you are in for a treat!

9 comments:

Creations by Shirl said...

Eunice - your such an expertise with these adorable wedding cards you've been creating... Do you have a follower's list so I can follow you..... you are so inspiring! I have blog candy give away so hop on back and check it out..... hugs....

1LuvnMama said...

OMGosh! I luv the details and your wedding card is so elegant and delicate! :) Oh the layerings . . . luv the dimensions!

Have A Scrap Happy Day said...

WOW, such an elegant card and the details are amazing. BEAUTIFUL!!!

Creations by Patti said...

Wow - you are certainly attending a record number os weddings this year and the yearis not over. Each wedding card is ever so great!!! Thanks for sharing!!!
hugs,
P

Anonymous said...

GORGEOUS! no other word for this card.
What an amazing design.
PJ(Jessie Adams)

Kelly said...

OMG Eunice...This card is absolutely breathtaking. Hallmark has nothing on you!!! Everything is perfectly done...all the layers and details are very elegant. I look at the card you sent me a while back and am in total amazement. No doubt about it, you are the queen when it comes to unique cards!!!

Shirley N said...

Wow Eunice, this is just stunning and so elegant! Beautiful work!!!

Nadia said...

OMGosh you are a master! The layers and the way you built this card is breathtaking! Absolutely beautiful!

Cami said...

WOW! Eunice, I declare you Cricuteer Queen of Hawaii! This wedding card is SO elegant and you've mastered using the Cricut, always making such beautiful projects with intricut details. The layers add so much dimension, and the recipent will definitely treasure this one-of-a-kind card! I'm so impressed with it.
Hugs, Cami