Sunday, 27 October 2013

wiccan wedding card

Here is the card I made for my niece and her now husband. A good time was had by all and there are some wedding pics below for anyone who's interested.

Jess and Alex are wiccan and so I wanted to make a card that was more in line with that than a traditional wedding card. I did some research and found not only bits about different flower symbology in wiccan following but loads about the wedding ceremony and that many of the traditional christian rituals have basis from within the wiccan traditions, all very interesting.

Anyway to explain my card, the wedding couple have their hands bound together by a cord that is made up of 3 cords which can be different colours depending on what they want and the different coulours all have different meanings. This is why I have 3 ribbons interwoven around the edge of my circle. Circles are also very symbolic and the couple stand in one as they exchange vows. The 4 cardinal points which are each represented by one of the 4 elements are also involved but I couldn't work out how to use them or represent them on my card either.

I did use the lovely green paper from Debbie Moore as wiccans are very caring of nature and I felt this was representative of that too. The flowers are also significant. One of the things that is hung around the wedding venue are kissing knots which are rosemary and red roses tied with string which encourage harmony and love to those who walk beneath them. I liked this idea and so decided that along with lavender I which represents luck I would used these flowers on my card. The rosemary and lavender I cut from my garden and pressed then sprayed with mount spray to stop them falling to bits . The roses are fake as I don't have any miniature roses in my garden and have found in the past when I press roses they tend to lose their colour and don't really look much like roses any-more.

The words on the base of the card are some from the ceremony words itself , hope they are the same ones they used but either way I thought they were perfect for the card as the text of the ceremony is quite lovely and would fit into any romance novel, unfortunately it wouldn't all fit on my card. If you have 5 minutes to spare have a squizzy on the tinternet.

I can only hope I've got all my symbology correct and that the card didn't offend them and that they will hopefully think of it as a wonderful keepsake but I guess only time will tell.

I would like to enter this card into the following challenges-

stamp Artic-anything and everything
totally papercrafts-no squares
craftitude-anything goes/spooky
scribble and scrap-anything goes
613 avenue-anything goes optional paper piecing
crafts for everyone-anything goes
a gem of a challenge-more than 1 fold
the corrosive challenge-tic-tac-toe (bling hearts,flowers and die cuts)


Holgis said...

Love the text and all the symbolics in the card.
Thank you for entering StampArtics challange!

Sara - DT

Chana Malkah said...

Wow, I didn't have to wait at all! So sweet! I know your niece had to just love it! Very nicely done! Thanks or playing along with us here at 613 Avenue Create!
Chana, Owner

Edie said...

Lovely card Julye! Well made and thought out. I especially love the ribbon and cord twist and what it represents. I'm sure it will be well received. We are very pleased you chose to share it with us at 613 Avenue create.

JoanieMc said...

Beautiful cards! Great details and card shapes.

Thanks for joining Challenges 4 Everybody.


Gunn-Eirill said...

Thank you for entering StampArtics challange!

Gunn-Eirill DT

Debbie said...

A beautiful card. Thank you for joining us at AGOAC. x

Debora said...

Fabulous card! Looks like you put a lot of thought into making this. Thanks for joining us at The Corrosive Challenge Blog.