Every season is wedding season! Time for love, happiness, and reunion. A homemade card is the perfect thing to show the people you care about just how much you care about them. This card is a quick and spectacular way to show your love to your friends in love.
Step 1: Supplies
Step 2: Sketch Out the Plan
Before cutting out any paper you want to have a solid plan. Sketch out the design on your card base to make sure everything fits. The design I used is in the above images, but if you want to you can change some things up.
With the design down, trace everything you can onto the tracing paper. Make sure you get the entire tux part because it is the most detailed.
Step 3: Cut the Tux
Place the tracing paper over the black paper, taping down the sides to secure them together. Make sure the tracing paper is unable to move. Then cut both papers using the lines you traced as a guide. However, you do not want to cut the lines made for the lapels. Set everything aside for the moment.
Step 4: Make the Bowtie
To make the bow tie draw a triangle on the edge of a piece of folded black card stock. Then cut it out. This should give you the triangle image seen in the first picture. Measure this against your tux to see if it is the right size. If it is, continue on, if not, trim or remake it.
Once you have a good size, cut a sliver of the back card stock. Then wrap the sliver around the center of the triangles, securing it with a dot of glue.
Step 5: Make the Lapels
On a tuxedo jacket the "lapels" are the collar like things that run down the top of the jacket. When your finished card is looked at these lapels should be elevated, just like they are on a real tux. This is why you want to cut them out separately from the rest of the jacket, instead of doing it in Step 3 when you cut out the rest of the marks.
To craft a pair of lapels, first cut out the pair you traced on the tracing paper. Then trace them onto a piece of black card stock. Cut out the black lapels and set them aside until assembly time (I know, its a lot of of tracing and cutting, but hang in there).
Step 6: Cut the Buttons
Grab your scissors once more and cut 2-3 tiny circles out of black card stock. These will be the buttons on the groom's "dress shirt". Set these aside until assembly, but keep careful watch on them so that you don't lose them.
Step 7: Roll the Flowers
Put away the black paper and take out the white. Then cut two strips of white card stock and fold them each in half as shown (aka hot-dog style). Roll each folded strip, twisting the paper occasionally to give it a more flowery look. Add a dot of glue to the base and let it dry.
Use the more liquid glue (not stick glue) to make sure the flowers stay beautiful.
Step 8: Adhere the Clothing
You have the suit, the bow tie, the dress shirt, and the flowers, what you are missing is the dress. To make this so it fits together with the suit take your pencil out once more and trace the curvy side of the tux onto the edge of your white card stock. Then glue the tux onto the right side of the card and measure the height and base of where the dress will be (any measurement tool can be used here). Apply these measurements to the dress line on the white paper and cut it out. Then cut a small notch at the top of the dress to represent where the bride's neck would be. Glue this next to the tux on the card, making small adjustments if needed.
Step 9: Glue on the Details
Glue on all the details you made and set aside earlier in the process. The bow tie and buttons go in the empty "V" on the groom's side and the straights of the lapels match up with the outer straights of the "V".
The last thing you have to make is the waistband "sash" for the bride's dress. Cut a piece of paper, about a cm wide, and glue a piece of patter paper (or tracing paper) of the same size on top. Then glue it to the dress where the waist would be and trim any remaining paper.
Glue the flowers onto the dress and the tux. I put the bride's flower where the waistband meets the tux and the groom's flower on the right lapel.
You are done! Enjoy the wedding and the lovely couple.
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