Ahhhh! We are approaching my all time favorite season. The Fall season. The changing of the leaves, the cool, crisp weather, the excuse to buy a new pair of boots… I love it. Being a Chicago girl, you eventually learn to embrace the cold, but the journey to that dark, sad place CAN be an aesthetically pleasing one.
This month, CCS is focusing on a few of the “stars” of this season… The colors orange, brown and gold! Such great combos can be created from this palette and I’d like to share a simple, but effective idea for some Fall escort cards. I think these will look great on your table for the right kind of wedding!
What you’ll need:
- Ornate Leaf Punch
- Basis Orange
- Basis Brown
- Brown Bag Kraft Tent Cards
1. Punch out your leaves… I had incorporated Antique Gold as well, but you want to make sure that this embellishment does not become a distraction to your names. You only want to slightly augment the kraft tent card with this, not overwhelm it.
|I just happened to find this cool leaf punch. Normal leaves work just as well. You want to do two different colors.|
2. Marry your two leaves… See what I did there? Just a little wedding humor, lol. Seriously though you want to have your lighter colored leaf glued directly behind your darker colored leaf.
|The lighter leaf creates a nice “shadow”.|
3. Affix the glued leaves to the tent card and optionally add horizontal strip… It was tricky placing the leaf in the corner. While its obvious that you want to go for a dimensional look here, be careful to affix it to the same place on each card so that your escort card table looks neat/orderly.
|The horizontal strip “finished” the look in my opinion. I didn’t like the edge of the leaf exposed.|
|Again, I wrote in calligraphy using the CCS ZIG memory system calligraphy pen, but you can also simply write your guest names neatly in a block or cursive font.|
Design Team Member – Winter/Spring 2014 Term