Make a Shimmering Wedding Card People Will Love

by Kyriakos Pachadiroglou

Kyriakos Pachadiroglou creates a wedding card using Creative Medium to create a shimmer.

Weddings are very special occasions and it is important to design the wedding card or wedding invitation with extra care. I wanted to create a card with a special look and feel. I decided to use White Memento Luxe and Iridescent Blue Creative Medium as the base colors combined with a lot of sparkle from different size of rhinestones. The colors are limited to white and light blue shades and are brightened with Sheer Shimmer Spritz to give it that extra classy look. All the embellishments are glued one by one using the On Point Glue that allows precise glue layering for very small details. As a finishing touch, I added the key in the center of the heart shape and weaved ribbon at the bottom then mounted the card onto a blank cardstock. This card would be a great gift to a couple in love on their special day.

Supplies

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  • Rhinestones – circle, heart
  • White satin ribbon
  • Metallic key

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Wedding Love Is In The Air

Simple Yet Elegant Wedding Card

by Nadine Carlier

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A simple yet elegant wedding card idea that can be used as an invitation or as a greeting card. See how in the video below.

Skill: Beginner
Time: 10 minutes

Supplies

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  • Inkadinkado Stamps
  • Basic Grey Stamp
  • Stampendous embossing powder
  • Heat tool
  • Cardstock – black, white

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Create Sweet Kissing Swans with Silhouette Stamping

Classic & Classy Congratulations Card

by Roni Johnson

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Here is a fun technique that will double your stamp collection—Silhouette Stamping! With the help of the VersaMarker you can take an ordinary line stamp and transform it into a lovely, classy silhouette image. This quick and easy technique can be used with virtually any line stamp you own. Give it a try, you’ll be surprised at the difference a bit of ink makes.

Skill: Beginner-Intermediate
Time: 30 minutes

Directions

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Step 1

Stamp image(s) on a piece of cardstock using VersaMark ink.

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Step 2

Immediately “color” in the entire image using the VersaMarker.

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Step 3

Sprinkle image with white embossing powder. Shake off excess powder. Heat melt the powders. You’ll be left with a silhouette of your image, in this case a pair of swans.

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Step 4

Mount the swans onto a black card base. Emboss and die cut ivory cardstock and adhere to frame swans.

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Step 5

A stitched frame was then colored using Shimmery Silver Delicata ink and mounted on the card using double stick foam tape.

Step 6

The sentiment was stamped onto a strip of vellum using Black Shimmer Delicata ink which was mounted over the frame. Add a bit of glitter glue to the swans to simulate water.

Supplies

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  • Cardstock – white, black, ivory
  • Just For Fun Stamps – Swans, Congratulations Sentiment
  • Darice – Embossing Folder
  • MyFavoriteThings – Stitched Oval Die
  • Adhesives – standard, double-stick foam tape
  • Glitter glue

 

Watch a How To Video on A Wedding Rose Tag

Delicata Rose Tag

by Mary Prasad

Shimmery tag made with Delicata Inks featuring a three dimensional Rose made by Mary Prasad.

Use three shades of Delicata Inks to make a shimmery tag that’s perfect for weddings or anniversaries. I did not include rose assembly in my video, but instructions come with the dies, or click on my name above to see more on my blog.

Supplies

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  • Cardstock – white
  • Stencil
  • Masking tape
  • Tag die
  • Rose die with assembly directions

With This Ring…

Embossed Leafing Technique

by Jennifer Vanderbeek

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Foil accents are red-hot right now, and there are plenty of different ways to get the look. This technique uses the heat embossing tools you already have to make unique accents for cards, décor, and other projects.

Skill: Advanced
Time: Depends on items being foiled

Directions

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Step 1

Set up a workstation with everything needed—time is critical for this technique, so each item needs to be arranged in the order used. I’m right handed, so working from right to left I have my die cut items, VersaMark pen, embossing powder (in a shallow container to contain the mess), heat gun, and leafing material (in another shallow container to prevent flyaways) along with a soft, clean paintbrush.

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Step 2

Coat a section of your paper with the VersaMark pen and dip it into clear embossing powder.

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Step 3

Emboss the coated section (holding the die cut with tweezers for safety), dip it back into the embossing powder, and reheat. Repeat until a thick layer of ‘molten’ embossing powder has formed. It’s best to set the heat gun on its stand and leave it running, just make sure nothing flammable (or meltable) is in front of it.

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Step 4

Place the hot die cut, embossed side down, onto a sheet of leaf, cover with the tissue backing and burnish—and by that I mean rub the embossed piece in a circular motion, through the backing paper until cool. If lifted too soon the leaf may not fully adhere to the embossing powder and the section will have to be reprocessed. Rubbing the back of the paper until it feels cool to the touch is generally enough time to ensure a good bond. Use the soft brush to sweep away excess leaf but don’t throw it away—those little pieces can be saved for other leafing projects.

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Step 5

Repeat around until the die cut is covered with leafing.

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Step 6

For my finished card, I stamped a flower with VersaMark Champagne Dazzle and embossed over it with clear embossing powder. The sides of the panel are edged in Delicata Celestial Copper and the same foiling technique was used along the torn bottom edge of the panel. It’s a little elegant and a little edgy all at the same time.

Supplies

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  • Cardstock
  • Tweezers
  • Heat tool
  • Creative Concepts – Rose Copper Leaf
  • Plastic containers
  • Paint brush
  • Spellbinders – Seth Apter Coffee Ring Etched Dies
  • Die cut machine
  • Close to My Heart – Morning Glory Stamp
  • Paper trimmer
  • Helmar USA – Premium Craft Glue, Quick Fix Permanent Adhesive Runner
  • Gold tassel

 

Selective Embossing Technique – Wedding Invitations

To Have and to Hold

by Roni Johnson

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Selective embossing is a beautiful way to bring added depth and dimension to an image by highlighting just a few areas rather than embossing an entire image where those select details might be lost. I have incorporated this technique into a mock-up wedding invitation for my son’s upcoming wedding which we will be celebrating in August!

Directions

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Step 1

Stamp desired image(s) on cardstock. Delicata Black Shimmer was used on the white card, and Delicata White Shimmer was used for the black card. Let dry completely. This is important because if it is not dry, the embossing powder will stick to entire stamped image.

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Step 2

Color in select areas of the stamped image that you would like to highlight using the VersaMarker. Sprinkle with embossing powder; shake off excess and heat to melt the powder. You will be left with an amazing image that creates a whole new dimension on your project.

I repeated this process on different pieces of the invitation. Here are the inside pocket, and the RSVP postcard:

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I liked adding the silver accents to dark ink. I can’t wait to celebrate this day with my son! Here are a couple more photos of the completed “mock-up”.

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  • ClubScrap.com – cardstock, Dahlia Rubber Stamps
  • Bazzill Basics – Shimmer Paper
  • American Crafts – Glitter Paper
  • Vellum
  • Printed text