I hope you enjoyed the Hawaii Ink Spring Catalog Blog Hop yesterday. We had such fun sharing with you and we are already planning our next hop…sure to have even more participants!
I am back today to give you a few more details on how to create this wedding card. You will be amazed at how quickly it comes together…no, really!! The 5/8″ Flower Trim is so elegant yet so easy to use. I simply cut two strips of the flowers off of the roll (one with 7 flowers, one with 6 flowers). I embossed a layer of Very Vanilla card stock using the Lacy Brocade Embossing Folder. It has carried over from the Holiday Catalog so if you don’t already have it, you NEED it!! I “framed the embossed layer with another layer of Very Vanilla to give it a little strength since it need to support the flowers. I stamped a 3/4″ strip of Very Vanilla with the sentiment from Crosses of Hope in Basic Gray and the cut the little flag in the end. I attached it to the embossed layer first. Then, I placed some small strips (approximately 1”) of Sticky Strip on the card stock near the edges, pulled off the red protection layer and laid the piece with 7 flowers down. Next I made a shabby bow using this tutorial from LeAnne Pugliese. I tied it with a Vintage Faceted Button and some Linen Thread, with the thread knotted in the back. I topped the button with a Basic Pearl. Once the bow was completed, I put some more Sticky Strip pieces along the edge of the first flower row and attached the piece with 6 flowers leaving a small space between the two rows of flowers where I wanted the bow. I then “smooshed” the bow in between the rows onto the Sticky Strip. The whole embossed panel is attached to the main card base using Dimensionals.
Here is a close-up of the bow. You can see how it is centered in between the two rows.
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Stamp: Crosses of Hope; Paper: Very Vanilla; Ink: Basic Gray; Accessories: Big Shot, Lacy Brocade EF, 5/8″ Flower Trim, Vintage Faceted Buttons, Linen Thread, Basic Pearls, Dimensionals