Going to a wedding…

Recently I had occasion to need, not one, but TWO wedding cards and wouldn’t you know, both weddings had purple in their color scheme.  Well purple might not be my favorite color, but I recognize when I’m beat.  So I pulled out the watercolors and inks and set about to make it all work.

This bride and groom stamp from Stampendous is a favorite go-to when I need to make a wedding card.  Here are a couple of ways to use it.

For this first one, I scribbled on vellum with 2 shades of Copic markers and then used a Q-tip dipped in rubbing alcohol to moosh the colors all blendy like that.  After it was dry (and I did have to run the iron over the vellum to flatten it again, and it’s very important to do this BEFORE stamping and heat embossing the image or this happens.  That’s my ironing board cover)…

iron…I stamped the image on the vellum and heat embossed with white embossing powder.  I also stamped the “happily ever after” sentiment all over the card front and adhered the vellum to the card front so it shows through.  Wrapped a bow around it and went to the wedding!


I totally thought of this later, but it’s not too late for you.  If I had a do-over, I would hand-tint some white seam binding ribbon with shades of Distress Ink and water, and crumple-dry it.  Guaranteed cuteness!


For the next one, I kept it nice and simple!  I just stamped on watercolor paper, and clear heat embossed the image and the sentiment, and then randomly painted shades of violet and lilac all over the image.  I tried to shade the bouquet and his suit with a little extra paint just to help it all stand out better.  And I liked it left minimal like that so I just added a few pearl dots and mounted it on a card base.  Lori has some beautiful adhesive pearl beads in the store that look amazing glued to the dots on the wedding dress!  File that in your Need To Know!



Have an extra super day, and go make something purple.  Unless its a bruise.  Then don’t do that.

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This post was written by Norine on May 4, 2016

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it’s about that time….

It’s about that time of the year again….. time to start making Christmas cards. I thought I would go with a monochromatic simple theme this year. I got out some Tim Holtz dies and went to town! I used the Tim Holtz thinlet sets: paper snowflakes and holiday work script. Both of these sets are very useful - I see myself using them frequently as Christmas approaches.  I used cream and kraft cardstock, twine and tiny bells.  My favourite parts of the cards are the little touches of pearls and bling.


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This post was written by Jennifer on November 11, 2015

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