Wedding Season – Flower Shop & Happy Notes

So it’s starting to feel like summer has arrived and this reminds me that wedding season is also on its way!  Well I say that even though my own wedding was a Christmas one 😉 .  I was playing with different ideas for wedding cards and here’s what I came up with.

I’d been wanting to try out this vellum colouring technique for ages and thought the fabulous Flower Shop stamp set would be perfect for this.  I white embossed the flowers and sentiment on vellum cardstock.  Stampin’ Up!’s vellum cardstock is so lovely to work with and embosses beautifully without warping (as long as you don’t hold your heat tool on it too long!).  I wanted to keep the colours soft and summery for this card so I chose pumpkin pie, pool party, melon mambo and wisteria wonder.

I stamped my flowers in these colours on whisper white cardstock, coloured them in with a blender pen and ink from my ink pad and punched my flowers out with the matching pansy punch.  I then punched out my vellum embossed flowers and adhered these to my card flowers, to make the colours more intense.

I cut my embossed sentiment (stamped from the now retired Happy Notes stamp set) out with the Lots of Labels framelits dies and mounted this against a larger background cut from the same dies, in shimmery white cardstock and adhered the vellum to the card with glue dots.

To assemble my card, I wrapped white organza ribbon around the middle of my crumb cake card front, mounted my sentiment on dimensionals and attached my flowers around the sentiment.  I matted my card front on whisper white card and adhered this to my crumb cake base. I absolutely love the effect of the vellum flowers and think the colourful nature of this wedding card makes it unique.  Give this technique a go yourself! 💕💕💕

Home Sweet Home

Today I created a new home card for a friend using ‘happy notes’ stamp set and matching lots of labels framelits dies. I started by layering a piece of the chic ‘go wild’ dsp on basic black card stock. I then stamped my image onto whisper white and stamped the sentiment a second time to allow me to cut it out and divide it into strips. I took the three strips of the sentiment, popped each one up on a some dimensional edging, and adhered them over the actual sentiment to make the words pop. I love how this part turned out! I cut my image out using the matching framelits along with a larger label in blushing bride glimmer paper and layered one on top of the other with dimensionals before adhering the card layers to my whisper white card base.Finally, I tied a bow from basic black baker’s twine through a vintage faceted designer button and adhered that to the corner of my image, and scattered some blushing bride sequins for a touch of glamour. Love the simple elegance of this card and the clean black, white and pink colour scheme.