August 2016 Guest Designer: Stephanie Klauck

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Hi everyone, it’s Stephanie here and I’m super excited to be guesting on The Ton stamps blog for the month of August. For today’s post I knew I wanted to use the Haute Wedding Dress stamp set. I love girlie stamps that I can have fun with and this one let’s me be a dress designer!

I decided to create two cards, both with a bridal theme. One of the cards is for a bridesmaid from the bride and the other is for the bride from the bridesmaid. I thought it would be fun to show how easy it to make them completely different even though it’s the same stamp.

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For the bridesmaid card, I stamped the image onto white cardstock with black ink and then I coloured in the dress with aqua copic markers. I gradually lightened the colour as I went down the dress until it faded into the white. I love the elegance the aqua ombre adds to the dress. I then carefully coloured the top area of her dress with a Versamarker to apply embossing ink. I sprinkled some silver sparkle embossing powder on and before I heat set it used a dry paintbrush and carefully removed any embossing powder outside of the black lines of the dress. Once the embossing was set I added some clear sparkle to the rest of the dress with a clear glitter marker.

To create the bride, I stamped the image onto white cardstock with black ink and then used some light cool tone grey copic markers to add a bit of shading to the dress to give it definition and make it look dimensional. I then used the Versamarker and added a line of embossing ink along the top of the dress and along the bottom and added the same silver sparkling embossing powder as I did on the bridesmaid card. I heat set it and then I added clear glitter to the rest of the dress with a clear glitter marker.

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To create the brides veil, I put a piece of vellum over the image and lightly traced the shape I thought worked as veil. I then cut it out with my scissors and added embossing ink all the way around the edge. I added fine detail silver embossing powder and heat set it before adhering the veil to her head with crystal clear gems.

I wanted the bride and bridesmaids to be the focal of the card, so I cut each of the panels down and added them to a white top-folding card base with a silver glitter cardstock mat behind each one. I also added some clear sequins to each of the card fronts and then left them as is. I just think they look so elegant and pretty with minimal detail on the card front.
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For the sentiments, I stamped the image onto each of the card insides (one in aqua and one in light grey) and then I stamped the sentiments over top with black ink.

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Thank you so much for joining me today on the blog! I’ll be back next week with another card to share. πŸ˜‰

6 thoughts on “August 2016 Guest Designer: Stephanie Klauck

  1. Maggie B says:

    Hi Stephanie ~ I LOVE how you creatively added the veil to the bride on your second card. It truly is stunning! The ombre ink on the bridesmaid’s dress looks absolutely wonderful and the finishing touches of silver to both ties everything together so nicely. I adore this stamp and have used it several times; it’s SO elegant. I am definitely going to give the veil a try! Thanks for the inspiration and for sharing your talent with all of us. ~HUGS~

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