I wanted to make a wedding card and thought this was the perfect excuse to use the elegant Detailed Floral Thinlits Dies. I’ve seen lots of examples of wedding cards using these dies along with the matching Floral Boutique DSP in night of navy and whisper white. But as you know, I am always searching for something a little more unique. So I decided to incorporate some watercoloring into this card. Here is the finished result.
I began by watercolouring a piece of shimmery white cardstock using the colours rose red, wisteria wonder, so saffron, pear pizzazz and bermuda bay.
When my background was dry, I ran my piece of watercoloured cardstock through my Big Shot using the die, to achieve two detailed panels as pictured above. I then adhered them to the top and bottom of my shimmery white card base before heat embossing my sentiment from the Floral Phrases stamp set using versamark and silver embossing powder.
To finish, I placed some rhinestones into the centre of some of the die cut flowers, added a bow tied with silver ribbon, and adhered a metallic enamel heart to the right of my sentiment ❤️❤️❤️
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! 💕💕💕
It was my brother in law’s wedding anniversary yesterday and he asked me to create a special card for him. I absolutely love Bloomin’ Love and the occasion called for the Bloomin’ Heart thinlets dies and of course some dazzling diamonds glimmer paper.
I took a 5″x 5″piece of crumb cake cardstock and ran it through my big shot with the softly falling embossing folder to create the pretty background pattern. I then cut my heart out using the dies and adhered it to my card with dimensionals placed behind the position of the flowers. I cut out my flowers in glimmer paper with the same dies and edged them in rich razzleberry, rose red, wisteria wonder and bermuda bay.
I adhered these to the heart with glue dots and placed pearls in the flower centres and also in the other lacey flower shapes in the heart for some added detail. I took the banner from the Bloomin’ Love stamp set and the ‘Happy Anniversary’ stamp from Teeny Tiny Sentiments and stamped them both in versamark before heat embossing them in silver. I added Wink of Stella to the banner, cut it out and adhered this across the heart. Finally I placed my card front on a silver foil mat (5 1/4″ x 5 1/4″) for added elegance, and adhered these layers to my whisper white card base (11″ x 5 1/2″ scored and folded in half). Happy Anniversary James & Netty 🍾🍾🍾❤️