Today’s wedding card is so pretty and was really quick to make. If you’re familiar with my card projects you’ll know that I always decorate the inside and the envelope. I think it really makes the card seem special and doesn’t take a lot of extra time. Still, when I picked up the Forever Blossoms Stamp Set to make this card I had an idea to speed things up even further.
I began with a 5-1/4″ x 8″ piece of Basic White Card lightly marked with a pencil on the long sides at 4″.
Next from the Forever Blossoms Stamp Set I look the large floral image and using Tuxedo Black ink stamped it across the centre line of the card. I reinked the stamp, turned the card around and stamped the blossoms across the centre line again. This filled the centre of the card from edge to edge. Finally I stamped the blossoms on the front of a Basic White Medium Envelope and I was ready to start colouring. Then I rubbed out the pencil marks before moving on.
The aim of this card was to be quick, so I chose Stampin’ Blends alcohol markers in Pale Papaya and Mint Macaron. I coloured each leaf and flower in turn, first using the darker shade where the stamp designer had added shading. Then I added the lighter shade over the whole leaf or petal. In next to no time the three large images were complete.
Now it was time to cut the 8″ x 5-1/4″ piece down the centre at 4″. That then gave me two decorated panels.
ALWAYS & FOREVER
As it turned out I hadn’t quite stamped the images in the centre and one of my panels had more of the blossoms than the other. So I decided to use the one with the most flowers for the front of the card, and the other piece for the inside.
For the card base I chose Mint Macaron Card cut and scored using my Paper Trimmer. Then I folded the card along the scored line and sharpened the crease with a Bone Folder.
Going back to the Forever Blossoms Stamp Set I selected two sentiments. First I stamped “Always & Forever” onto the floral panel I chosen for the front of the card.
Next I stamped “Wishing you a long life together filled with love and promise” on the other piece. Then, using Multipurpose Liquid Glue (Tombow), I fixed this second panel inside the card base.
To complete the front of the card I decided to trim the remaining floral panel down to 3-7/8″ x 5-1/8″. Then I mounted it onto a 4″ x 5-1/4″ layer of Just Jade Card.
While I liked the panel I did think I needed to add a little bling, it was a wedding card after all. So I pulled out the Champagne Rhinestone Basic Jewels and scattered a few around the flowers and sentiment.
With that done I used Stampin’ Dimensionals to fix the panel to the front of the card base and my quick and easy project was finished.
So despite not quite managing to stamp the two floral images evenly down the centre of the large piece of card, I’m happy with the finished result. It really did take very little time to do and the flowers ended up placed very differently than if I’d stamped the two layers separately. Sometimes it’s good to try something new.