Celebrate Wedding – For the Inkin’ Krew Blog Hop

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Time for this month’s blog hop – yay!!!  This month it’s all about celebrating and since I am knee deep in Christmas cards, I thought I would make a card to celebrate weddings.   We should all have some of these in our stash.

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Isn’t it gorgeous?  It took way less than time than I was expecting since the card focuses on the beautiful foiled holiday paper that came out this year.  But enough gushing, let’s get down to how it was made.

The card base is top-folding 4-14″ x 5-1/2″ using Basic Black cardstock.  Next is a mat of the Year of Cheer Specialty Designer Series Paper cut 4″ x 5-1/4″ to leave a thin border of black to balance all the glitz.  Next I cut a length of Gold 5/8″ Satin Ribbon and wrapped it around the center of the mat, securing to the back using Fast Fuse.  On top of this came a layer of Gold 3/8″ Metallic-Edge Ribbon wrapped around the mat and secured with Fast Fuse.  This was adhered to the card base using Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  Love how it helped break up the busy patterned paper.

Then I cut a piece of Champagne Foil measuring 2-3/4″ x 4″ using a stitched rectangle die and embossed it with the Petal Burst Embossing Folder and the Big Shot.  Love how embossing the foil gave it added dimension and interest.  This was popped up on the card using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

Lastly, I stamped the sentiment from the Beautiful Bouquet stamp set using Versamark, covered it with Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder and heat set it with the Heat Tool.  The oval was die cut using the Stitched Shapes Framelits and the Big Shot.  It looked great, but needed a little extra to help it “marry” with the foil layer so I rolled the edges of the oval across my Versamark pad, dipped it into the Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder and again heat set it.  I did this twice for a thicker layer and it was well worth the effort.  Gorgeous!  This was popped up on the foil panel using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  The finishing touch was the addition of the gold hearts from the Metallic Enamel Shapes.

And there you have it!  It probably took me less than 30 minutes to make the card so is great if you need a last minute wedding card.

I hope you enjoyed this card and will give it a try.  If you need any help with it just pop a comment below.  You can order the materials by clicking on the Shop Now button in the upper right corner.

Now to continue the fabulous hop, click on the Next blog button below or the Previous blog button if you started with me.  You can also click on any of the links in the list to go to a specific person’s blog post.  Ta for now!

          

 

  1. Karen Finkle
  2. Jaimie Babarczy
  3. Julie Johnston
  4. Mary Deatherage
  5. Sue Prather
  6. Linda Richenberg
  7. Jari Francis 
  8. Jackie Trimble
  9. Amy Koenders

Oh Joy Part 2 – A Quick and Easy Christmas Card

In keeping with my resolution (and it isn’t even New Year’s yet) of getting my holiday cards done with plenty of time to mail them, here is the second in this series.  If you thought the last one was easy, just wait until you see this one!

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Looks scrumptious, right?

It starts with a card base of Fresh Fig cardstock cut 4-14″ x 11″ and scored and folded at 5-1/2″.  Next comes a layer of Year of Cheer Designer Series Paper cut 4″ x 4″.  That means you can get 9 cards out of one sheet of DSP!  This panel is adhered to the card base with Tombow glue.  To hide the seam, I use a strip of the gold washi tape from the Year of Cheer Specialty Washi Tape pack.  This time I only ran it the width of the designer series paper for a clean look.

The sentiment is from Watercolor Christmas and was heat embossed on a scrap of Whisper White cardstock using Gold Stampin’ Emboss Powder.  This was then cut out using one of the Stitched Shapes Framelits oval dies and then adhered to the card base using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

For embellishments, I tied a double loop bow with the 1/4″ Copper Trim and attached it to the left side of the card, on top of the washi tape, using a Mini Glue Dot.  Lastly, three Rhinestone Basic Jewels were added (one on the bow and the other two on the sentiment panel) as finishing touches.

And – we’re done!  See, I told you this one was super easy!  I hope you enjoyed learning about this project.  Let me know if you have any questions about how to create this lovely holiday card.  As always, I would love to be your demonstrator – you can shop for everything used for this card by clicking on the shopping icon in the upper right corner of your screen.

Thanks!  See you for the next card in the series coming up soon!