Do you remember the wedding invitations from a few weeks ago? This week’s blog post is the card I made for the actual wedding. For my card, I used Waffle Flowers Slim Lacy Layers Dies and Colorado Craft Company Happily Ever After stamps and dies.
After cutting out the white layer, I decorated it by blending through a randomly placed heart template.
Next, I stamped the bride and groom and a selection of flowers and coloured them with Copic markers.
The final job was heat embossing the sentiment and assembling the elements. I glued the flowers onto the card but popped the couple up on foam squares. Lastly, I added a few white heart embellishments around the bride and groom.
Lastly, I used the smaller stamps to make the card for the gift vouchers. This card was not as wide as the slimline dies so the panels were cut down using the partial die-cutting technique.
This fancy fold card style has lots of dimension and extra wow! when it’s opened and the parts move. It may look a little complicated but it’s not really.
To begin, I cut my card base and a layer of DSP and cut a rectangle from the front of the pair of them, attached together with a little temporary adhesive. The piece of card base will be used later so don’t discard it!
Next, I cut the liner, which is also the mechanism to make the swing fold. Score the card at ¼, ½ and ¾ across the piece and fold ‘mountain-mountain-valley’, as shown in the photo.
Place the liner with the first ‘mountain’ fold facing up into the card front and mark the left-hand side of the hole. Remove the liner and cut away slightly bigger than the hole using either a trimmer or I used the next size up rectangle die and the partial die-cutting technique.
The liner is then glued into the card base by adhering the bit around the cut away to the back of the opening and the last quarter of the lining to the right-hand side of the back of the card base.
After gluing the DSP onto the front, I attached the swing panel, which is the section of card base cut out at step 1. Apply the glue to the swing mechanism only and attach the panel.
Lastly, decorate as you wish!
I used Stampin’ Up! Pampered Pets for my cards.
It’s also possible to make this card in landscape format too and using an oval cut out rather than a rectangle.
I think I’ll try a square version next time to give more space for writing my message.
Sometimes you don’t need the whole picture presented to you, just snippets in spotlights. That was my inspiration for my card this week anyway. I like the Stampin’ Up! Field of Flowers for silhouette images but I’m not keen on the coloured version so I thought I’d play around with it to see how I could use the coloured stamps on a card using the spotlight technique.
I began by stamping the leaves in Mint Macaron and the flowers in Rococo Rose, Highland Heather and So Saffron together with a few dragonflies in Smoky Slate. Then I used various punches to cut circles to make my spotlights.
Next, I made my background by stamping the sentiment and ink blending a few circles using my sponge daubers and my homemade circle mask.
For the liner and envelope, I punched a circle from a post-it note and stamped the images into the hole so that the image would have a circular shape to mirror the spotlights on the fronts.
Lastly, I assembled the card, gluing some spotlights directly onto the card front and raising some up on foam dimensionals, and adding a few rhinestones.
I’m really happy with the results of my experiment!