Thursday, March 15, 2012

Wedding Card

I don't do very many wedding cards these days but our young children's minister at our church got married this past weekend. I like to do cards in the bride's colors but I couldn't find out what they were so I went with the pinks and greens that are so popular right now.
I choose Certainly Celery cardstock for the front base, cut 5 1/2 x 4 1/4."
1. I had some of the gorgeous doily paper from the Flirtatious Specialty pack (#122360) left over so I checked to see if my piece would fit over the Certainly Celery. I adhered it tothe top of it & then cut the extra off.

You will find that the front of the card is sticky from adhesive at this point but I'll tell you how to handle that in a bit.
2. Next I used some patterned paper from the Raspberry Tart collection that was offered a couple years ago. I had a large enough piece to cut a doily using the Sizzlet Large Paper Doily die (#125592) that is in the current Ossasions Mini catalog until April 30. I ran this through my Big Shot(#113439) to cut it. I just LOVE this die! I applied adhesive to the back of the doily and place it on the left hand side hanging over the card edge a bit. I then trimmed it off. You'll want to leave the lower right corner of this doily loose to slide a flower under it later.
3. Now let's take care of that excess adhesive that's making the front of the card so sticky. Sprinkle a small amount of baby powder over the front of the card. Use a stiff bristle paint brush to rub the powder in slightly. Then turn the card over the trash can & tap the back to remove the powder. You may need to brush the card a little to get rid of all the excess powder but then your card will be sticky free.

4. Because this card was for our children's minister, I stamped a cross from the Crosses of Hope set(#120567) in Certainly Celery Classic ink. I cut around the edges and then sponged the edges with Certainly Celery ink. I like to sponge edges when they aren't just straight lines because it's so much easier to get the curves.
I adhered it to the center of the large doily on the left side of the card.

5. The next step I did backwards so the pictures won't look quite right but this is better. I stamped a rose from 5th Avenue Floral (#113734) using VersaMark ink pad on Whisper White cardstock. I sprinkled it with Clear Stampin Emboss Powder (#109130) and shook off the excess. I then used my heat tool to melt the embossing powder. Trim around the edge of the rose, then put adhesive on the back of it. Slide the rose just under the edge of the large doily where you left it loose. Let the rose hang over the bottom edge of the card a bit & trim off.

6. Next wrap 1/4" Whisper White Grosgrain ribbon(#109025) around the card and tie a bow. Adjust your bow to look how you want it & secure with glue dots (#103683). Then adhere this card front to your Whisper White card base.
7. On the inside of the card, I stamped the perfect greeting from God's Blessings stamp set (#114972) in Melon Mambo classic ink. This says "May the Gof of love be the heart of your marriage, the light of your home, and the ever-present partner in your new life together." I just love it!
8. Ok, now for the last step...I don't like what I call "naked" envelopes. Because this was not going in the mail, I stamped "for the newlyweds" from Tenny Tiny Wishes (#115370) on the front of the envelope. I also stamped part of the same rose that I used on the card on the bottom left corner of the envelope.
Tomorrow look for my flower garden!
Now check out what Bridgett has for you today! Stamping with Bridgett


  1. Thanks for the baby powder trick!!! TFS Dee

  2. Nice use of color. I love your techniques and ideas. TFS I look forward to tomorrow's blog. Judy I have enjoyed this blog hopping.

  3. Very pretty, neat idea about using the baby powder.