When it comes to weddings these days, your average young couple wants their wedding to be hip, trendy, and personal, but with just the right amount of class and elegance as a nod to the traditional. You might find it difficult to combine traditionally opposing ideas like “trendy” and “elegant” in order to create cards (and gift items) for newlyweds on their big day. I consider this card cute and trendy, but still elegant and fit for a wedding.
Here are some tips to help you along:
1: Consider keeping the color scheme simple. You might want to use mounds of flowers and lace (and if that fits your bride and groom – have at it!) but, you can effortlessly infuse a little classic elegance into almost any design by sticking to a few traditional colors.
2: Let the iconography make a statement. Using cute bird and cloud images stamped in classic black and white, I was able to add a sweet and trendy feeling to the card.
3: Keep the design focused. When it comes to big occasions – like weddings – everything is super embellished to make a statement. On my card, I used very specific, coordinating colors and stamps to convey my message. In a sea of forgettable white cards printed with flowers and frills a clean and straightforward design could be a bold stand-out.
Supplies | Cardstock: American Crafts (Red), The Paper Company (White). Cardbase: David Tutera (Celebrate, Cardmaking System). Stamps: Hampton Art (For Bella Blvd and Art Warehouse). Inks: Clearsnap (Pigment White, Black). Die cutting: Silhouette Cameo (heart). Punch: EK Success (corner rounder)