FAST + FABULOUS FRIDAY NO. 42

HANDMADE WEDDING CARD

THIS WEEK, I'M SHARING A SIMPLE TAKE ON A CONGRATULATORY WEDDING CARD THAT I GIFTED RECENTLY. IT'S GOT A LITTLE SCRIPT, SOME GLITZY GOLD, AND SOMETHING BLUE - IT'S THE PERFECT ADDITION TO YOUR WEDDING GIFT! CHECK OUT ALL THE FAST + FABULOUS DETAILS BELOW!

FAST + FABULOUS 'CONGRATS' WEDDING CARD | THE PAPER CURATOR

FAST + FABULOUS 'CONGRATS' WEDDING CARD | THE PAPER CURATOR

THIS CARD WAS THE PERFECT ADDITION TO MY FAMILIES GIFT TO THE NEW COUPLE, AND IT WASN'T THAT HARD TO ACHIEVE!

THE FIRST THING I DID WAS GRAB A PHOTO OF TWO RINGS AND FLIP THE IMAGE IN PHOTOSHOP (WHICH ENSURES WHEN YOU USE THE IMAGE AS YOUR PUNCHING BASE, IT WILL BE THE PROPER DIRECTION, KIND OF LIKE A STAMPED IMAGE). I SIZED THEM ON A CANVAS THAT WAS THE SIZE OF MY CARD AND PRINTED THE IMAGE OUT.

WITH A HEAVY WEIGHT CARD BASE IN HAND, I PLACED THE IMAGE OVER IT (CENTERED) AND PUNCHED EVENLY AROUND THE IMAGE WHERE I WOULD STITCH.

NOW, FOR THOSE OF YOU WHO ARE LESS AMBITIOUS, JUST GO OUT AND GRAB SOME GOLD EMBROIDERY THREAD! I DIDN'T HAVE ANY ON HAND SO USED SOME GOLD GILDING PAINT AND PAINTED MY OWN VERSION ON EXISTING BLACK THREAD. 

WITH GOLD EMBROIDERY THREAD IN HAND, I THREADED A NEEDLE AND DID A BACKSTITCH AROUND THE ENTIRE RING DESIGN. WHEN THAT WAS FINISHED, I TAPED THE ENTIRE DESIGN OFF ON THE BACK OF THE CARD TO ENSURE NO THREADS WOULD GET LOOSE.

I THEN ADDED SOME BLUE AND AQUA WATERCOLOR DETAILING TO THE INSIDE AND OUTSIDE OF THE RINGS ADD SOMETHING BLUE - PERFECT FOR THE NEWLYWEDS ON THEIR DAY! 

FOR THE TITLE I DREW THE WORD 'CONGRATS' IN PHOTOSHOP UNDER THE SIZE OF THE RINGS FOR SCALE IN THE FONT 'OCTAVIA'. I PRINTED THAT OUT IN REVERSE AS WELL SO THAT I COULD COLOR THE SHAPE IN WITH PENCIL AND RUB OFF THE LEAD TO LEAVE ME WITH AN OUTLINE ON MY CARD BASE. ONCE THAT WAS IN PLACE ON THE FRONT OF THE CARD, I FILLED IN THE SCRIPT WITH BLACK PEN AND MY CARD WAS COMPLETE! 

FAST + FABULOUS 'CONGRATS' WEDDING CARD | THE PAPER CURATOR

FAST + FABULOUS 'CONGRATS' WEDDING CARD | THE PAPER CURATOR

FAST + FABULOUS 'CONGRATS' WEDDING CARD | THE PAPER CURATOR

FAST + FABULOUS 'CONGRATS' WEDDING CARD | THE PAPER CURATOR


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* some of the products listed are affiliate links. i receive 4% when you purchase products through the provided amazon link. i have used and loved every item shown and would not suggest without testing each product first, or without using them while making this project. as always, i appreciate your continued support.


THANKS SO MUCH FOR STOPPING BY! I HOPE YOU'LL GIVE THIS CARD A TRY IF YOU HAVE A WEDDING IN THE NEAR FUTURE! IT'S SUPER CHIC AND I KNOW ANY BRIDE WOULD LOVE IT!