Welcome to my new followers and I hope that you enjoy all my creative endeavours and that you are inspired to stretch and challenge yourself to create your own artwork.
Today I would like to feature some wedding cards that have been inspired by Pinterest but I have given them my own twist. I loved this card design and was determined to make one but I couldn’t find a subtle enough background paper and then I remembered a blog post Make It From Your Heart – the CTMH blog, on how to do backgrounds with ink and using the all purpose mat creating a wonderful one of a kind paper. You can see the step by step instructions here. However, I have taken it one step further and used some pearl paint to create a lovely pearlescent finish and I was so pleased with the result that I did quite a number of colours and mixtures and you will see the results over the next few weeks. I have put a little blob of paint in the small spray bottles available from my website and sprayed the paint on top of the ink to make it bubble and then placed the paper over the ink.
Here are some that I have done with Pixie and Flaxen inks. The colours do not really come up well in the photo but looked beautiful with the mix of the lovely pink and the flaxen came up looking like antique gold.
Here is a photo that shows the shine in the card.
The card did not take long to dry and I did use a heavy book to flatten the card ready to make some cards.
Anyway here is the first card I have made using just Glacier ink. I have always loved this pattern when I first saw it on Pinterest and as I said I didn’t feel that the papers I had were suitable for what I was trying to achieve in a ‘bathroom’ I was rapt at how the Glacier colours looked like marble with the pearlescent finish and the white shimmer trim finished it off perfectly along with the silver embossing of the tag from the Cricut Artfully Sent Curlicue stamp set. This card was really quick and easy to make once everything had been assembled. I also used some Opaques – licorice which is no longer available.
This inspired me to move on with a different pattern from Pinterest – this time using embossing folders to make wedding cake cards. The Pixie and Flaxen background cardstock made a wonderful backdrop to the wedding cake and I have mixed up the cards with a combination of Pixie and White Daisy cardstock and silver accents with clear sparkles to highlight the flowers. The flowers have been cut using the Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge and I have shaped them a little before putting them on the card. The rose has been made using the same technique as my last blog post here. The sentiments for the cards as well as the bridal couple and wedding bells are from The Happy Couple wedding stamp set. I have used the versamark pad and silver embossing powder to stamp them and fussy cut out the shapes. The ribbon is the Seam Binding Ribbon which is no longer available.
This lace border has been cut using a Martha Stewart punch – my only non-CTMH tool that I have used as that lace border fitted in well with the theme.
For the card with a flower on it I have made a box envelope to hold the card in so it won’t get so squashed. If you are interested in the dimensions please let me know and I will put up a post with the instructions in the next few days.
Cardstock – Glacier, White Cardstock, Pixie
Stamps – Artfully Sent Curlicue Frames, The Happy Couple
Inks – Versamark, Pixie, Flaxen, Glacier
Embossing folders – Quatrefoil, Dots and Scallop (new)
Seam Binding Ribbon (NLA)
Opaques – Licorice (NLA)
I will be showcasing more of this background technique for my next blog post, which is a blog hop featuring the February SOTM set which is the lovely and versatile stamp set A Happy Hello.
Have a good week and Happy Crafting