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