Wednesday, October 12, 2016

Picture Perfect Day Wedding Card


Today I wanted to share a simple card that looks anything but simple!  I love the effect that a multi-step stamp can bring to the table with just a few shades of ink; the results are so life like they jump off the page!

When I sat to make this card I pulled out the standard pink colors of a rose but after an initial "test" stamp (please tell me I'm not the only one who does that...) I decided I wanted more impact and not the "norm".  Sweet Sugarplum is such a beautiful color I chose it first than built the other colors around it.  This card also gave me the opportunity to use my MISTI to ensure I had the perfect alignment for my bouquet.  I think the color result was stunning and I must admit I found it hard to part with this one :)

  1. Begin with a piece of Whisper White card stock.  Using an alignment tool such as the Stamp-a-ma-jig or a MISTI first stamp the flower image marked #1 in Pink Pirouette ink.  To make the process a little easier stamp all 3 images at the same time before moving on.  Make note of the small arrow portion built into the stamp for easy alignment; just make sure its facing the same way in all 3 images and you'll have a perfect stamped image every time!
  2. Next, align the flower image marked #2 over the first stamped imaged and stamp using Sweet Sugarplum ink.
  3. To complete the rose, align the flower image marked #3 over the first two stamped images and stamp using Elegant Eggplant.
  4. Before stamping the leaves, create a mask from a post it of the rose using image #1.
  5. Place the mask over the rose you'll be stamping leaves next to and stamp image #1 of the leaves in Pear Pizzazz ink.  Again, its best to stamp one color of the leaves at a time.
  6. Align the leaf image marked #2 over the first stamped image and stamp using Wild Wasabi ink.
  7. Finally stamp the final image marked #3 over the first two images with Always Artichoke ink.
  8. To add a little shimmer to the roses, add  Clear Wink of Stella over the images.
  9. Add a sentiment to the bottom of the Whisper White card stock using Versamark and Silver embossing powder.
  10. Back the stamped layer with Silver Glimmer Paper and make the card base with Elegant Eggplant paper.
  11. Don't forget to decorate the inside of the card to add a finishing, professional touch!

That's all for me today!  I hope I've given you a little inspiration to try a multi-step stamped image. They are truly a game changer and once you get the hang of them, so easy to use!

I hope you have a wonderful day!  Don't forget to subscribe to the Holiday newsletter; this Friday marks Week #2!
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