This week it’s my turn to be featured member for the Crafty Card Gallery. I decided to have a theme for the week, which as you’ve probably guessed by now is wedding cards.
This card is very easy to make, but as you can see, it’s quite elegant.
I used ivory cardstock – you’ll need your cardbase, plus another half sheet for the front. Emboss the smaller sheet using Spellbinders M-Bossabilities A2 Card Embossing Folder-Lovely Lattice. There are two designs included, I used the one with the dainty flowers.
If you’re using a Cuttlebug to emboss, the mix is a little different with these embossing folders. You need your A Plate, which is the main (white) padding plate, then add your card and EF, then next add the C Plate. That’s it. If you add anything else, the EF will snap in half. (Sorry, I don’t know the mix for other machines, only the Cuttlebug.)
As I mentioned earlier, there are two designs, so make sure the one you’re using is on the inside.
Next, using the same Ivory cardstock, cut a shape using Spellbinders Nestabilities Labels 6. I think I used the second largest size. Sponge around the sides using Spun Sugar Distress Ink. I then used the Fiskars Linked Hearts punch in the centre bottom of the label. I then cut a small piece of pink cardstock to put behind the linked hearts so they would show up better. (You only need a small scrap, and it won’t be seen from the back.)
I then stamped “Congratulations” with a Gina K Designs stamp (Lovely Labels 2 – which I “think” is now obsolete), then added some pearls below the stamp.
The ribbon was about $2 a roll from Sam’s Warehouse, which I think is probably similar but on a much smaller scale to your Michael’s. I added double sided tape across the embossed card, and ruffled as I went, tucking the ends behind the card topper. Once done, you can then add the topper to the card base. Using the same ribbon, I made a bow, making sure the ends were fairly long. I stuck the bow down with Zots, then twisted the ends of the ribbons, and when I was happy with the effect, again used Zots (like a glue dot) to attach them.
The card was finished off with pearls (as can be seen above).
Definitely an easy card, and it didn’t take very long either.
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Very elegant wedding card Cheryl – your pale pink and ivory is a beautiful combination. The linked hearts and pearls are just enough embellishment. I will look out for this punch as I’m sure it will be very useful in the future. TFS – hugs xx
OH MY GOD!! Gorgeous card. That ribbon really makes it so elegant Cheryl. I love the punched hearts too…there’s so much goodness here!
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It is a very elegant card!! Thanks for giving the tip about the Cuttlebug plate set-up. (It took me 5 minutes before I figured out that EF was Embossing Folder, because you were talking about the Cuttlebug “plates” by letters, and I was wondering what did I miss? What is the EF “plate”? Wow, that went right over my head there for a bit!! Then I thought OMGosh…that’s too funny, so thought I’d share that for the amusement of all…. LOL) Well, I have been sick, so I am not on all cylinders quite yet! That’s my story, and I’m sticking to it!! LOL Seriously, Thanks for sharing Cheryl, it’s a gorgeous card!