Wednesday 24 June 2015

Wedding Card for Andrew

As well as making a card for Elaine I wanted to give Andy, the groom and our future son-in-law, a card to wish him well on his wedding day and to welcome him in to our family.  Whilst browsing on Pinterest for card ideas I've seen wedding cards made using decorated die cut heart shapes or die cut bows in black and white to represent the bride and groom and this was where my inspiration for Andy's card came from.

I knew that Andy would be wearing his kilt to get married in so to have the tartan of his kilt included on the card I Google searched for a picture of it to download.  This is the Fraser Ancient Hunting tartan chosen by the men in the family to wear because Andy's mum's maiden name is Fraser.  Along with his kilt Andy would also be wearing the Prince Charlie style jacket, with black waistcoat and bow tie, so layered die cut heart shapes were decorated to represent this.  The bow tie was die cut using Sue Wilson's Itty Bitty Bow die without the tails.

The green card and ribbon used in making the wedding stationary were also added to the card along with a silver script wedding backing paper.  Silver brads were added to represent the silver buttons on the jacket and waistcoat.

This verse was added to the inside of Andy's card.

During the time we've known you
we've watched Elaine's heart be won
and now that you're marrying our Daughter
we're so glad that you're the one.

We couldn't ask for any more
than the love you send her way,
we'll be proud to have you as family
as you marry our Daughter today.

We're thankful she's found the man she loves,
the person to share her dreams,
today our Daughter becomes a wife
and we're proud of the son that this brings. 
Here's a lovely photograph of Andy, his dad and his brother on the wedding day looking very dapper in their highland dress. 

After finding out about the Scottish tradition, that following the exchange of vows and rings the groom often pins a sash of his clan’s tartan to the bride’s wedding dress to signify that she is now a member of his clan, Elaine had a wrap made from the Fraser Ancient Hunting tartan to use on her wedding day. The lovely weather on the day meant there was no practical need for it and the opportunity to use it as a photography prop was also missed.  To make up for this it was well used on their honeymoon and was also photographed several times as this lovely photo collage which Elaine put together shows.

Thanks for reading today


  1. Wow, what a fabulous masculine card! Love that you matched the kilt and paper patterns. Great layering and bow! I'm sure your son-in-law was happy to get it. Thanks for joining the Craft-Dee BowZ June Challenge, "Anything goes and include a handmade bow".

  2. That card is gorgeous and I'm sure your new son in law really loved it. Thanks for joining us at Die Cuttin' Divas this week.


  3. Beautiful project - I love the plaid - and the bowtie!

  4. I'm just reading the Outlander series just now and the Fraser clan feature in it, very interesting read knowing the local history.

    A great card Liz, your attention to detail is brilliant as always. Great layering.
    I love the tartan, beautiful colours.

    The photographs are super too. The men all look very smart in their traditional kilts and your Daughters wrap is beautiful and a lovely keepsake.

    The personal poem is just the icing on the cake too.

    Hugs Erika. x

  5. What an awesome card for your son-in-law. Thank you for joining our “Wedding/Anniversary” Challenge this week at Die Cuttin’ Divas.

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  6. what a great representation of the groom and wedding.Thanks for playing along with our wedding/anniversaries challenge at Die Cuttin' Divas.

  7. Super card. Thanks for joining in the Crafty Cardmakers and More challenge. Mary

  8. What a fabulous card Liz with such a lot of thought put into the making of it.
    Thanks for entering our Men and Boys challenge at CCM&More.
    Hugs Kimx

  9. Fabulous card Liz, thanks for sharing at Crafty Cardmakers and More.
    Hugs Julie xxx

  10. Ok, I just love this card!!!! Fabulous design :)
    Thanks for joining Die Cuttin' Divas this week!

  11. Not only is the card itself fabulous, but including the same tartan - and all the traditions surrounding it - I absolutely loved reading your post! I'm so glad you came to share this with Shopping our Stash, Liz!!

  12. oh wow! what a great guy card! what a great card, generally! i love the heart-shaped shirt front and using the actual tartan is BRILLIANT. this is a treasure, andrew will save this forever! it's a pretty fab take on our "for the boys" challenge at SHOPPING OUR STASH as well! :)