Today I’m sharing the wedding card that I made for our dear friends who got married last Saturday – I hope you like it!
I started by creating a square card using white cardstock which has a glossy finish on one side, then I cut a square piece of Daler Rowney Mixed Media paper that was slightly smaller so it left a 5mm (3/16”) border when placed on top of the card. Next I stamped some tree branches from a Kaisercraft stamp set and also two lovebirds in a birdcage using a VersaMark Watermark stamp pad. I covered them with white Stampendous embossing powder, shook off the excess powder onto a piece of scrap paper and also tapped the paper to make sure any stray powder was removed. Then I used a heat gun to melt the embossing powder by sweeping the gun over the stamped images, taking care not to direct the heat in one area for too long until the embossing powder melted to a glossy finish and became smooth and dimensional. Next I applied three different Distress Inks using a blending tool to give an ombré look, which emphasised the melted embossing powder beautifully. The ink colours I used were Chipped Sapphire at the top of the card, Salty Ocean in the middle and Peacock Feathers at the bottom; I blended the colours together so one colour merged with the next. I then flicked some water onto the paper using my fingers to re-activate the ink then dabbed with a piece of kitchen towel to leave a mottled effect – I love the dreamy look this created. I edged the paper with the Chipped Sapphire Distress Ink using a blending tool and stuck it onto the card using double-sided tape. To finish, I added the sentiment topper and lots of tiny pearls to the tree branches.
For their wedding present we gifted them some money towards their honeymoon, so I created a little card wallet using a card and envelope from the Docrafts Papermania Capsule Collection which I stamped using black Archival Ink; the stamps I used for the outside were an alphabet stamp from Dovecraft, a scroll stamp from Penny Black and a heart stamp from Hallmark Cards.
For the inside I used the same scroll and heart stamps and some Destination and Travel stamps from Royal & Langnickel – such fun!
Thanks for joining me today! If you have any questions or comments, I would love to hear from you.
Here is a list of all the materials used to create this wedding card:
- Tim Holtz Distress Ink (Chipped Sapphire, Salty Ocean, Peacock Feathers)
- Uniball Signo gel pen (White)
- Tsukineko VersaMark (Watermark Stamp Pad)
- Stampendous Embossing Powder (Detail White Opaque)
- Kaisercraft Clear Stamp (Magnolia Grove CS822)
- Dovecraft Clear Stamps (Birdcage DCCS015)
- White cardstock
- Daler Rowney Mixed Media paper
- Card Topper
- Home Bargains Special Occasion (Mini Decorative Stickers 22740)
- Stix 2 double-sided tape
- The Range double-sided foam tape