Wedding Card

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!

Challenges

I’m glad I found out about Challenge Blogs as I enjoy taking part, they provide me with inspiration and are a wonderful way to meet like-minded arty people. So here are the challenges I’m joining today with my wedding card:

I’m pleased to join Fashionable Stamping Challenges and their Use inks anyway you want challenge as I enjoyed using my Distress Inks with the stamped white embossing to create this card.

As I created an ombré effect with my blue inks, I’m also pleased to in the fun over at Stamps and Stencils and their Ombré challenge.

With the sparkly look I created using the Distress Ink background, white embossing and pearls, I’m also pleased to join Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge and their Add A Little Sparkle challenge.

Over at the That’s Crafty! Challenge Blog, their challenge is Close to Nature so I’m happy to join them with the pretty branches and bird detail on my card.

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
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49 thoughts on “Wedding Card

  1. A lovely card Jo and once again you kept to the blues of the Wedding theme. The colours look fabulous with the white embossing and the combination of the two stamps create a lovely Wedding Card.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges
    Avril x

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    • Thank so much Avril! Blue is my favourite colour so any excuse to use it is embraced …lol 😉. It was fun joining your challenge at Fashionable Stamping Challenges too! Sending you happy and creative wishes! J 😊 x

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  2. Beautiful elegant card for your dear friends Jo – I love the design very much.
    And the gift card was very cool (and very thoughtful and useful)
    Have a great week end
    Gill xx

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  3. That’s just such a beautiful card with the white embossing! GORGEOUS and the lovely idea and the envelope and gift card is such a lovely idea and so well created with the travel stamps!

    You never cease to amaze us with your unique and so beuatiful designs!
    Happy weekend dear Jo!
    Big hugs, Susi

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  4. This is such a lovely card, at first beautiful in its simplicity – until one reads how you made it. I hope you attached details of the procedures to the card, so that it could be fully appreciated by the lucky recipient. I don’t think you did (!) but wouldn’t that be a good idea, especially if the recipient was not an artist – or even, maybe especially, if the recipient was an artist. I do like the graduated blues and the embossing which is an unknown art to me.
    The second card is just delightful with the stamping and the colours, a perfect way to gift some money.

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  5. hi jo,your white blue card is so lovely,i love it!
    and your envelope card is such a beautiful idea and so thougful,love your travel stamps too,i had the same one,love this card so much 🙂
    wishing you and your hubby a happy rest friday and a wonderful weekend,dear jo 🙂

    hugs jenny

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  6. Using the white embossing powder on the lovely blue background, really draws the eye to the design and detail. Its a gorgeous card Jo, your friends will treasure it.
    It is a wonderful gift card and envelope as well.
    Have a lovely weekend Jo.
    Yvonne xx

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  7. The first thing I noticed were all those darling pearls that you placed among the leaves on the tree. Then the birdcage came into view. This was a simply STUNNING and gorgeous card, dear Jo. It is truly unique and unusual. I love it, and like the gift card, too. Money is always a good gift to give.

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  8. Hello dear Jo!
    You created a lovely wedding card . I like the tiny pearls between the branches and the wonderful scripture on the card. Your small money card and envelope looks also very nice.
    Wish you and your hubby a very happy weekend.
    Big Hugs
    Sabine

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  9. Fabulous Jo! You’ve nailed the ombré effect with your beautiful card. Love the delicate white stamping too. I’ve no doubt your friends loved it! Thank you for joining us over at Stamps and Stencils. Toni x

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  10. What a beautiful wedding card Jo !! Gorgeous, I love those beautiful blue colours you’ve used for the background, as well as the tree branches and the lovebirds. The tiny pearls give it a touch of exquisite glamour, it’s a so delicate gift. The card and enveloppe are also wonderful, and I´m sure they did appreciate your gift a lot.
    i wish you a very nice day, big hugs, Caty

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