My husband and I are going to a wedding at the end of March and when The Paper Variety’s challenge photo came up, I thought now is the time to make that wedding card!
I took two pieces of inspiration from this photo: the marriage theme and the color green. The actual wedding invitation’s theme of hydrangeas gave me the other piece of inspiration for this card.
card size measures 5.5 by 8.5!
die & machine: Sizzix (paper sculpting lilac die)
cardstock, chalk: Stampin’ Up
stamps: Stampin’ Up (sentiment), Hero Arts (background)
glue stamp pad: Tsukineko
glittter flock: Hampton Arts
ribbons: Stampin’ Up (grosgrain, sliver cord), stash (sheer)
I re-purposed the lilac die from Sizzix into a hydrangea. I cut 4 of the base lilac shapes and trimmed them down to a more circular shape then overlapped the four circles to build a much larger circle. I hid the seams on the large circle using the many small flowers cut with the die. I cut the smaller flowers with a purple cardstock, chalked the edges a different shade of purple and chalked the flower centers a light blue shade. This gives the flowers more depth. I just kept layering on flowers of different sizes to add depth and then I sealed with a matte sealant spray. For the background I used my glue ink pad to ink up a leafy type background stamp really well. I quickly added sparkle flocking to the glue to give it texture and shine. Once my background was dry I adhered it to my card. I then glued the real stick in place and added the flower head over the stick using multiple layers of foam adhesive. I tied on some lovely ribbons for elegance and stamped my sentiment on a flag shaped tag. I chalked the edges of the card and flag for a final touch and adhered everything together.
Try re-purposing your dies to make a shape different than what they were originally intended for!