Fairy Tale Wedding

Good morning Monday!

Do you have many weddings to attend this summer? Here is a beautiful wedding card for you! I just love this horse and carriage die template from Tattered Lace! This card is not difficult, but it does take a bit of time because of all the layers. Enjoy!

Happy Crafting!

Eileen

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Supplies: Once in a while stamp, staz-on Black ink, vellum, 110# white cardstock base cut for 5″ x 7″ card, 140# cold press watercolor paper, baroque stencil, modeling paste, embossing folder -swirl design, glitter, Spellbinders labels 17, Nestabilities Amazing Paper Grace Becca Feeken Ornamental Crest Etched Dies, Tattered Lace horse and carriage, Sue Wilson Dies – Scandinavian Collection – Copenhagen, rhinestone and pearl brooch, stick pins, foam tape, hot glue, dries clear adhesive, faux pearls, faux rhinestones, glitter paper, micro-fine clear or white glitter, candlelight paper, white cardstock, white tulle

Directions: We will work from the base of the card up to the top layer. Cut your card base from heavy white cardstock, cut silver glitter paper matt, cut next layer from candlelight paper and emboss with swirl design, cut Sue Wilson die from white cardstock with adhesive paper on it. after it’s die cut, peel off the adhesive cover and coat die cut with clear or white glitter. Use modeling paste on watercolor paper and sprinkle with glitter, set aside to dry. When dry, die cut piece with labels 17, use the die cut metal template to trace the shape onto the glitter paper and cut out by hand. This will give your watercolor piece a lovely size matt. Stamp sentiment on vellum, dry with heat tool and die cut with a smaller labels 17. Cut the Spellbinders ornamental crest die from white cardstock and cut in half. Layer all your pieces as shown with hot glue and foam tape to give it dimension. Be sure wrap tulle around your layers and make your bow, then adhere to your card base. Cut the horse and carriage die from candlelight paper and then cut 3 more times from heavy cardstock. Glue the layers together with the candlelight paper layer on top. Put dimensional foam tape on piece and some wet adhesive and glue into place. Stick the pins through the bow and attach brooch with hot glue. Embellish with faux pearls and rhinestones! Give to a dear friend this summer!

Happy Crafting!

Eileen

 

Heartfelt Creations Semifinalist!

I am so excited to announce I have been chosen as a Heartfelt Creations Design Team Semifinalist! This has been long term dream of mine!

Below are the three projects I submitted! Birch Bark and Roses, 2 Lovely Doves Wedding Card and He is Risen Dogwood Card. You can click on the pictures to enlarge them. If you keep scrolling, there are other blog posts with supplies and directions for two of these projects.

Please take a moment to vote for me! Here is the link to the Heartfelt Creations Blog Post about voting for the semifinalists! https://www.heartfeltcreations.us/blog/538/21-joyful-springtime-paper-crafting-ideas-sneak-peek-2017-design-team-semifinalists-announced

 

Have a lovely day and thank you for visiting my blog and thank you for voting!

Have a crafty day!

Eileen

2 Lovely Doves Wedding Card

Ah…. love! Pretty soon wedding season will be upon us! Get ready by having a gorgeous card available! Tulle, lace, feathers, roses, what’s not to love?!?! Here is one that I made recently as part of my application for the Heartfelt Creations Design Team! It’s an elegant, amazing easel card! Easel cards always surprise people! They aren’t hard to make, but the wow factor in giving them is priceless! This one features two Heartfelt Creations doves and a cascade of flowers from the new Flowering Dogwood Collection and my own special addition, a secret special message pocket on the back.

I wanted the look to be soft and romantic and I wanted the focal point to be the doves. Because of this, I made simple flowers and vines with no stamping details and no stamens in the flowers. I water colored them with Memento Ink and Distress Ink. The doves are stamped with jet black Staz-On ink and backed with real feathers. So without further delay: Supplies, directions and more photos are below!

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5” x 7” Wedding Easel Card

Supplies: HFC Classic Rose stamps and Dies, Classic Rose Vines Die, Regal Borders and Pocket dies, Flowering Dogwood and Doves stamp and dies, Snow Kissed Tag Die, Heart die (discontinued), dries clear adhesive, hot glue, Cold Press 140# watercolor paper (I use Strathmore), 110# White cardstock, Candlelight paper, Memento Ink: Angel Pink, Distress Ink: Mowed Lawn, Vintage Photo, Picked Raspberry, Staz-On Jet Black ink, a variety of lace, chalk white seam binding ribbon, white rose ribbon, feathers, white tulle, baroque stencil, modeling paste, super fine cool white glitter, scoreboard, paper trimmer, die cutting machine, flower shaping tool, water brush, one inch hole punch, distress tool

Directions:  Cut one 4.5″ x 6″ piece of watercolor paper and stencil baroque pattern on it with stencil, modeling paste and pallet knife. Carefully remove stencil from paper and sprinkle with super fine glitter. Set aside to dry. Assemble an easel card: Cut a 5”x 7” hinged at the top card base from heavy weight 110# white cardstock. Score top piece in half and bend forward. Cut one piece of 5” x 7” heavy weight 110# white cardstock, adhere to bottom half of folded piece- you now have your easel card base. Cut 3 pieces 5” x7” of candlelight paper. Adhere to top panel and bottom inside panel and underside of the folded panel. Cut classic rose shapes from watercolor paper to make 7 flowers (1 large, 2 medium, 4 small) Color middles with Angel Pink Memento Ink. Shape while wet and set aside to dry. Cut 3 classic rose vines from watercolor paper, color with Mowed Lawn Distress Ink and a water brush. Shape and set aside to dry. Cut one Regal Border from Candlelight Paper and glue to front panel layer. Measure and cut ribbon and lace, adhere to front panel and front of bottom panel. Distress the stenciled piece by tearing off the bottom at an angle and distressing all sides and layer on card front with adhesive. (I use an electric “distress it all” tool) Using watercolor paper, stamp and cut out two doves using Staz-On jet black ink, adhere white feathers to the backside with hot glue. Cut the heart out three times and glue them together, the top layer should be candlelight paper, the under layers can be basic white cardstock. Cut cascading dogwood flower and color with water brush and distress ink. Assemble flowers, cut apart rose vines. Make a triple bow from white tulle, adhere with hot glue. Adhere everything else as shown.

Final optional step: Make a personal message pocket on the back space. Cut a piece of candlelight paper 3 ½” x 5” and using a one inch hole punch cut a half circle from the right side of the 3.5” length. Decorate with die cut of choice, flowers, vines and lace, then adhere to the back of the card (see picture). Cut a tag from Snow Kissed Tag Die, use seam binding ribbon through the hole on the tag to help put it in and out of the pocket. Write your personal message and put the tag back in. Now give it someone special for their special day!

Happy Crafting!

Eileen

PS: candlelight paper can be found at Michael’s craft stores.

 

Congratulations!

Hello everyone!

Good morning! Wow, I have been making cards like crazy for an upcoming vendor fair. Here is one of my favorites!

Supplies: Spellbinders Peony, Rose Creations, Rose leaf, Decorative square die, embossing folder, pearl shimmer paper, 6″x 6″ 110# cream cardstock base, gold poster board, Distress Ink- picked raspberry, antique linen, vintage photo, peeled paint, mowed lawn, forest moss, faux pearls, vellum, congratulations stamp, staz-on timber brown ink, paper glue adhesive and hot glue, faux pearl and rhinestone embellishment.

Directions: Cut all the layers for your flower and leaves. (I used all the Rose Creations dies and two of the largest peony dies to make my flower bigger. I cut off the jagged edges of the peony petals to make them match the Rose Creations die better.) Spray pieces with water with a mini mister and ink with distress ink, shape petals, set aside to dry. Cut base and all matt layers, cut shimmer paper and emboss with chosen design. Layer your card, attach bow and adhere to card base. Glue your flower together with hot glue and add it to the top of all this beauty. Embellish bow with a gorgeous button. Double matt the inside. Done! 🙂

Have a creative day!

Eileen

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Congratulations!

Good morning!

I have a simple, yet elegant red & white shimmery congratulations card to share with you today!

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Supplies: Spellbinders Rose Creations, Impression Obsession floral heart, memory box foliage, Justrite Congratulations stamp, Memento Tuxedo black ink, 110# white cardstock for base, 140# cold press watercolor paper, vellum, red spray ink, perfect pearls pink spray ink, grape distress ink, stickles glitter (for center of rose), rhinestone bling

Directions: Make a 5″ x 7″ cardbase from white cardstock, cut a second piece of cardstock 4.5″ x 6.5″ and distress the edges. (I used my Zutter Distress it all tool.  Cut all your Rose pieces- cut two of the smallest and next smallest for a full middle. Lay your heart die  on the upper portion of your smaller piece of distress cardstock, die cut. Ink your heart and roses petals with red spray ink, pink perfect pearls ink, and when dry, edge the rose with distress ink grape. Shape your flowers using a stylus or a bone folder. I used a bone folder. Adhere layers together, I use hot glue so it goes fast and stays in place. Put some stickles in the center of your rose. Cut foliage from vellum. Do a dry run with your placement- so you have everything where you want it before you glue it down. Use pop dots to raise up distressed panel. Use wet glue or spray adhesive for the heart. Put hot glue at the bottom corner of the heart, lay your vellum leaves in place and put your flower on. Stamp your sentiment, add some rhinestones for bling! Done! 🙂 Simple. Elegant.

Enjoy your day!

Eileen

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Wedding Gatefold Card

Hi Everyone! Summer wedding season is just around the corner! Here is a gatefold wedding card to celebrate the special once in a lifetime (hopefully) occasion! The supply list and directions are at the end of this post.

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Wedding Black and White Gatefold OpenWedding Black and White Gatefold with band wrapWedding Black and White Gatefold BacksideSupplies: White cardstock, black cardstock, vellum, Justrite wedding stamp, Sue Wilson dies-Gemini Pavo, Cheery Lynn dies- wedding silhouette, leaves, Spellbinders dies- Victorian accents, Spellbinders lables 34 embossing folder, Rose Creations, Memory Box butterfly die, Magnolia dies rose leaves, edge punch, adhesive, bling – rhinestones, pearl and tulle bling, tulle (for the veil). Adhesive, mounting foam, hot glue

Directions: Your finished card will be 5 1/2″ x 7 1/2″.  Cut white cardstock 11″ x 7 3/4″ score at 2 3/4″ and 9 1/4″  fold the sides into the middle. Put the Pavo die on the 2 1/4″ section and die cut. Repeat for other fold. Cut matching black sections. Emboss white cardstock with folder. Die cut Cheery Lynn wedding silhouette, mount to vellum. Using mounting adhesive, mount the wedding silhouette in the middle. Decorate with flowers and ribbons, tulle, and rhinestone bling. Die cut white side pieces with Pavo die, adhere.  Cut a black matt for the backside 5 1/4″ x 7 1/4″ mount. Cut a white matt 5″  x7″ mount on top of black matt. This will create a lovely space for writing a special note. For the bellyband, cut a strip of white paper 11″ long and 1 1/2″ wide, wrap around- it will be about 2″ too short- cut a 4″ black piece and use a fancy border edge punch and trim both ends adhere to the white piece. Decorate the front with die cuts, vellum leaves, tulle and pearl floral pics, stamp your sentiment, layer your pieces and adhere. Put your belly band around your card and you are finished! 🙂

Here’s to beautiful weddings this summer!

Eileen