30/04/2016

Rustic wedding card


Happy Saturday! Hope you are having a lovely weekend! Today I want to share this card with you that I did after a co-worker's request. She asked for a rustic looking wedding card. The couple in question are both working in university - the lady in Finnish department and the man in history department as a conservator. She also told me that the couple had just bought an old house together and made a wall using old, weathered planks of wood. 

I don't normally do cards and even more rarely do them after a request but the specs my co-worker was sharing immediately put the gears in my head spinning so of course I had to make my vision into a card. And luckily she liked the end result as well!


I made the pieces of wood loosely with the directions of Elena's show in Artists Live (link). The golden heart is made using Wow mold and hot glue and then painted with Finnabair acrylics. The earth and dirt is made using the Rust Pastes and black gesso. I tried to mimic an archaeological find with the heart. The paper layers underneath the heart are verses from Kalevala and Kanteletar, the first being Finnish national epic and the second it's sister book. The top most one reads (without the trochaic tetrameter): Two is always fairer, two is likely to be better, the fish in the sea are in pairs and the birds in the sky also. 

Thank you for stopping by today! Have a great day! 


Materials: Prima Marketing, Wow Embossing Powder

3 comments:

  1. Oh I love this, that heart is scrumptious.

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  2. Riikka - wow - what a gorgeous wedding card and it sounds so perfect for the couple you described above!

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  3. Quite amazing! I feel very motivated to see all these creativities. I will try making such cards. Currently trying to help my sister in finding inexpensive and beautiful Chicago wedding venues. She asked my help and want to help to best of my abilities.

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