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Window Wedding Card — From Basic to Extra!

Hey Crafties!! How about a quick wedding card today? Some pastels and some delicate vellum pair nicely with an embossed wedding dress. But the window takes the card from basic to extra.

Wedding Window Card

Supplies:

How-to:

  1. Cut your cardstock.
    1. Pink 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ for cardbase. Scrap (1″ x 3/4″) for sentiment on front
    2. Very Vanilla 4″ x 5 1/4″ for the inside, 3 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ for the window frame
    3. Vellum 4″ x 5 1/4″ for the front
  2. Fold your 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ pink cardstock in half.
  3. STAMP!
    1. On the inside Vanilla piece, stamp the wedding dress with versamark and sprinkle with gold embossing powder. Heat until it melts.
    2. Using blushing bride ink, stamp the inside sentiment below the dress.
    3. On the small pink scrap, stamp “congratulations” with versamark ink and sprinkle with gold embossing powder. Heat until it melts.
  4. To create the window:
    1. Place (but don’t adhere yet) your vellum AND the small vanilla piece towards the top top of the pink front (card open!). Using the 2nd largest Stitched Shapes Framelits, run these 3 layers through your machine to cut the windows.
    2. Take the small vanilla piece again and run it through your machine again with the largest Stitched Shapes Framelits. This creates the frame for the window.
  5. Dry emboss your vellum.
    1. Adhere the ribbon around the front of the vellum.
    2. Adhere your Congratulations sentiment on top of the ribbon.
  6. Adhere your pieces!
    1. Adhere the vanilla piece with the dress to the inside.
    2. Adhere the embossed vellum to the front using glue dots. Be careful to line up the windows.
    3. Adhere the vanilla window frame over the vellum.

This week I’m playing along with the following challenges:

I hope this tutorial was helpful! If you are looking for other wedding card ideas, check out this colorful creation! Happy Crafting!

Birthday Watercolor Card
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Watercoloring until the Rain Stops and the Rainbow Appears!

With all of the rain we were having here in Pennsylvania this weekend, I was inspired to bring out my paint brushes and play with some watercoloring techniques.

watercoloring in lauras craft closet

I don’t often do much watercoloring. I can be a bit messy in my small craft closet ha ha! So when my inks and brushes emerge and I fill my beaker with water, you can bet I’m going to play for awhile and create more than just a single card!

First I found a few colors that worked well together.

SU stamp pads used for watercolor cards
I love this combo! Berry Burst, More Mustard, Lemon-Lime Twist, Bermuda Bay

Then, after playing around and testing how much ink was necessary to make the colors as bright as I wanted, I made a background with these colors brushed across and another where they were splashed and dripping down.

Embossing an image will resist watercolors (check out this dandelion card tutorial on how to achieve this easy technique). I started pulling out a few fun stamp sets that would feature this effect well. Here’s what I came up with:

I’m playing along with a few challenges today:

There’s always a rainbow after a storm. Happy Crafting!

Are you interested in getting the right tools for your own watercolor cards? Check them out below!

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