It’s approaching the traditional wedding season so I thought I would create a quick and simple wedding invitation that could also be used for weddings and for anniversary celebrations. I was inspired to switch it up a bit because my husband and I will be celebrating our 35th wedding anniversary in a couple of years. Quite the milestone these days. I love sparkle so I knew the Sheer Shimmer line was the way to go with this design.
Time: 1 hour
Cut a 4.25 x 6” white cardstock panel. Use tape to mask off one-third of the panel. Use Frost Sheer Shimmer Stix to apply one or two layers of sparkle to the panel. When you remove the mask the frosty shimmer will become more apparent. Let this layer dry completely.
Stamp a large pattern design over the frosted area using VersaMark ink. I used a zentangle-looking swirl pattern.
Sprinkle the pattern image with White Embossing Powder, shake off excess and return it to the jar. Heat the embossing powder to melt. You now have a lovely, shimmery white underneath the textured embossed area.
Affix grey sparkly ribbon to the bottom of the embossed design using Tear It! Tape.
Color two hearts with Sheer Shimmer Spritz. In keeping with the simple, elegant design I used Pewter and Frost.
Cut a dark grey cardstock panel 6.25 x 12”; score at 4.5” and 9”. This creates the tri-fold panels.
Use Tear It! Tape to adhere the panel to the front of the card.
Affix the hearts to the card front using double stick foam tape.
Prepare cardstock panels for the inside of the card using Frost and Pewter Sheer Shimmer Spritz.
Print and die-cut information about the upcoming nuptials or other celebration as is the case in the example.
Apply Morning Mist VersaFine Clair to the edge of each die-cut using a sponge dauber. This will give the edge some contrast. Affix the die cut information to the inside of the card.
The outside of the card has the two hearts and the ribbon.
Add more sparkly ribbon to the inside panels as the final touch.
- Cardstock – white, grey
- Deep Red Stamps – Festive Grunge
- May Arts – Metallic Pewter Sparkle Ribbon
- Double-Stick Foam Tape
- Computer Generated Text
- Spellbinders – Die-cut Labels