Thursday, June 28, 2012

Pagan wedding card

A coworker recently wed her love in a Pagan ceremony that took place on a California beach.

She's a wonderful woman -- smart and funny and grounded -- for whom I wanted to make a special card that would be meaningful to her beliefs and her particular ceremony.

An evening bonfire event, her wedding also included a hand fasting and broom jumping, so I began with a simple pedestal card in dark Kraft stock.

I coated the pedestal base and the "cover" base in peeled paint (green) distress emboss powder, which I then rubbed until the texture was softened, like beach sand.

The embellishments are a broom made of wheat stalk from our back yard, shells off of broken necklaces and a wisp of shimmery blue fiber.

Finally, I added the sentiment "Once Upon a Time" to the pedestal base because this obviously brings to mind the perfect ending to all weddings: Happily Ever After.


  1. Brilliant concept. Am sure the card will be a hit wih your friend. What an unusual ceremony. Hugs Mrs A.

  2. Highly original card, love it. Annette x

  3. I am sure your friend really appreciated her wedding card! What a brilliant idea and I love the whimsy fibers! Hope you are having a great weekend!