Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Bridal Shower and Wedding Cards

This summer we had two friends get married... which gave me the opportunity to make some fun cards!  First, here is my bridal shower card.

I wanted to make a card incorporating one of the bride svgs in the "Kate's Silhouettes" kit from, as well as the concept of a "shower" of love.  Using white cardstock as my base I stamped the hearts in VersaMark ink and then used some red embossing powder to give them dimension and shine.  I created the background using distress inks and ranger's foam applicators.  I masked some areas off with cloud shapes too.  I cut out the bride and dress svg using my Cricut and SCAL2. The dress I embossed using my Big Shot and the Sizzix flower folder.   I rubbed Ranger's Perfect Medium (which comes in the kit with the Perfect Pearls) all over the dress and then wiped on the Perfect Pearls powder.  To adhere the powder to the dress permanently I sprayed it with hairspray.  The umbrella is a font from WC Sold Out E bta which I downloaded free from  Finally the sentiment I created in Microsoft Word and printed onto white cardstock.  I added some pearls and a diamond to the bouquet for some extra sparkle.   

I think this card conveyed the idea that I wanted the bride to be "Showered in Love"!
But, in case my card front didn't get the message across, here is the inside of the card.
I sure wish I hadn't spelled Forecast wrong! Oh well!!

And here is a close up:

Products Used
Stamp: Fiskars "Thank You" set (Heart)
Embossing Folder: Sizzix Flowers (Dress)
Ink: Distress Ink (Broken China, Faded Jeans, Crushed Olive, Peeled Paint), VersaMark
Additional: Perfect Pearls & Perfect Medium, Sticky Pearls
SVGs: "Kate's Silhouettes" (Bride), font "WC Sold Out E bta" letter n (umbrella)

And here are the wedding cards!

The bride's favorite flowers are Sunflowers, so I had to make her a card using the awesome 3D SVG sunflower from!  I used some metallic ink on the ends of the sunflower centers and used some yellow Perfect Pearls to add the simmer in the middle of the flowers.  I used SCAL2 to create the cut out names.  I made the background paper using a direct to paper technique with both Mustard Seed and Wild Honey distress inks.  Then I stamped the sunflower image in Tea Dye Distress Ink.  I also used a filigree stamp (which is hard to see in the picture) with the Mustard Seed ink.  

And here is the inside of the card.  Like I usually do, I simply typed up what I wanted the card to say in Word and printed it out on my laser printer.  It is really easy to do this and I think it makes the card look more professional.

Products Used
Stamps: Fiskars "Family" set (filigree), PSX "E-2564" (flower)
Ink: Distress Ink (Mustard Seed, Wild Honey, Tea Dye), Brilliance (Cosmic Copper)
Additional items: ribbon, brads, perfect pearls (perfect gold) 

Here is another quick wedding card I recently made.  

The bird image is a SVG from the "banner day" svg set from, which is a fabulous website!  Both birds were cut on white cardstock.  I inked the birds with Anirondack Alcohol Inks. I made the blue bird using a mixture of "Stream" and "Pearl" and the green bird using "Pearl" and "Lettuce".  It was my husband's idea to mix-match the wings, which I love!  The top of the wings are adhered with glue and the bottom of them is adhered with foam dimensionals, so the wings are lifting off the page.  

Products Used
Stamps: PTI Mega Mixed Messages (Love), Studio g ditto (Botanical Background)
Ink: Memento (Tuxedo Black), Brilliance (Platinum Planet), Adirondack Alcohol Ink (Lettuce, Stream, Pearl)
Patterned Paper: K&Company (Pink Posey)


Thienly Azim

What beautiful cards you've made here! I love the first one - so pretty, and love the sentiment inside! Just found your blog <3

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