My son's 5th Grade teacher is getting married at the end of this month. I volunteered to create a card for her. I am on a time crunch since my promise day is Wednesday. Between fulfilling a promise to my pre-schooler and helping my 5th Grader create his favorite book character pumpkin, I was left with Tuesday night to create the card.
I made a little research on the would-be couple. Thanks to the web, I saw her wedding announcement. Thanks to my friend, Lindsay. for helping me out with the color theme of the wedding which are the colors of the couple's online wedding announcement.
I cut the wedding rings using Cricut Life's A Party cartridge. I cut 6 pieces of this image with one as a mirror image. I cut this on a gold Recollection cardstock. I stacked the 5 wedding rings on top of the other. I adhered a vellum and acetate to the back of the first layer. I adhered another acetate to the back of the mirror image. The vellum was stamped using a gem stamp from Studio Calico. I cut off the excess after I adhered it to the gem portion of the ring.
To create the windows, I used a circle die slightly smaller than the rings from the My Favorite Things Stacked Circle dies. I used the negative cut as a guide for positioning the circle die. I cut this on a navy blue cardstock and a cream cardstock which is the base of the wedding card. This is a card slightly larger than an A2 card. I embossed the navy cardstock with a Li'l Inker Designs embossing plate. My initial plan was to have the card front all covered with the navy cardstock. The embossing folder is smaller than the navy panel. I tried to continue the embossing but the plate shifted, so you know how that turned out, right? I was left with this navy cardstock that is slightly shorter than the card. This time, I was able to continue the pattern without any shifts. I would have pursued the sides of the panel too but since this is what is left of my navy cardstock, I just left that portion plain.
I adhered the navy panel to the card base. I adhered the mirrored ring die cut to the inner panel otf the card base. Working on the front of the card, I poured some clear Martha Stewart hear sequins to the center of the ring. I adhered the stacked rings to cover the window and create the shaker windows. I was using Ranger Multi Matte Medium to adhere this but I was having little luck on sealing the edges of the ring even if I applied a clear block on top of the rings while the glue is drying. I think one of the reasons why it is failing is because I have a groove in between the stacked and mirror imaged rings. I used a thin double sided tape, and finally, I can shake the card without any sequins falling.
This is a trifold card. I cut another card base using the same cream cardstock, with the score on my right. I cut the largest heart from the Lawn Fawn Stitched Hearts die on a Navy Pearl cardstock, also from Recollection. I stamped the panel using a garland stamp from Studio Calico. I used a Hero Arts Soft Vanilla dye ink. I adhered the heart to this panel making sure that the navy color is showing thru the ring window panel. I die cut the sentiment from Paper Smooches Always and Forever dies using the reverse side of the Recollections gold cardstock. I applied copper Wink of Luna to the words Always and Forever for highlight since these words are overlapping the ampersand.
For the middle panel, I stamped the names of the bride and groom, and added the homerooms of the kids for a personal touch. I didn't add the photo to this post. I want to save that portion for the couple to view first and hopefully, enjoy. I used a Concord & 9th Sophisticated Script stamps. I used the Misti Stamping Tool to re-stamp the letters for a bolder impression. These kinds of stamps are on trend now a days. To connect the letters, like it is handwritten, I put an acetate on the area to be stamped on. I position the letter next to the already stamped letter, making sure that the tip of that letter is covered by the 'to-be-stamped' letter. Then, I pick the stamp with a block or in this case, I use the Misti. The acetate stabilizes the letter since it is hard to sometimes hold these single letter stamps upright.
And what is a handmade card without a handmade envelope?
Congratulations, Miss Goehring!
Thanks for viewing my blog. Have a blessed & brilliant day!
Maria Giselle B.
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