A special request for a heart shaped - braided satin ribbon - easel wedding card with a pocket for an enclosed monetary gift. Wow that's a mouth full. My friend saw the easel card I posted in May [here] and asked to have one made for a wedding in July.
A gift card, hopefully kept to remember the giver and the gift.
I don't know about you, but I have a hard time doing the same card twice. I always want to improve it or add a new twist, and so I have. I spray glued 2 sheets of card stock together to create a very sturdy card, able to support the full heart on the easel fold. I replaced the "Congratulations" silver sticker for "Mr.&Mrs." glitter letters on white backed with silver. I added the tiny lace with fabric glue for the twist.
This second picture shows the back of the card - outlined with lace and a border punched pocket - shaped like the bottom of the heart. I puzzled over this for quite a while. No place to place a pocket inside. I thought about a hidden pocket...my grand kids love those...but this is serious. So it's on the back.
The picture on the left shows the card standing, and the right shows the inside. A personal message can be added to the top inside, or included in the back pocket.
7" X 9" and with the braided ribbon and pearls it's about 3/4" thick. I decided to make a box with an acetate lid. I was surprised how easy that was. Definitely easier than an envelope. I covered a piece of cardboard [from a stack of 12 X12 papers] cut to 8.5" X 10.5" allowing for a 3/4" depth, with silver card stock for the inside of the box. I scored and folded the bottom using glue dots to attach the side cuts. Love those glue dots...no mess...no drying time. The acetate lid was cut, scored and folded and glued the same way.
I'm tempted to embellish the lid .... a flourish made with silver stickles or liquid pearls....maybe two doves punched from glitter paper....oh flowers would be cool....but maybe just a bow. What do you think?
"The older I get, the less time I want to spend with the part of the human race that didn't marry me." ~Robert Brault
Thanks for looking...if you like it let me know. Be well ~ Carole