Hello my crafty friends! I hope you all have had a lovely weekend, I had family come into town so I’m currently trying to schedule ahead. For today’s card spotlight I’m going to be showing you a wedding card I made using the April 2017 My Monthly Hero kit which, to be honest, is still my most favorite kit they have released. I really loved the Grecian dress in the set and I thought it would make a really pretty wedding dress for a wedding card which, at the time, I had very little of. Let’s move one to see more!
With this card I did something I had never done before- I used ribbon. I had purchased these ribbons to make cards for my Aunt’s wedding Thank You cards, that I wound up not using. Both the white glitter and the gold striped on the top were ones I got a Michaels. I saw a tutorial from Jennifer McGuire on YouTube. It was how to cut the card up, a top fold card, and split it and put ribbon in the middle to hold it together. I did have to trial and error this technique before I came to this one. The Champagne cardstock is from a Michaels Hot Buy fancy white paper pad. I picked a section of the champagne shimmer cardstock and the card, about a half inch section, and I marked the half inch with little tick marks. I then put the champagne paper on top and glued it to the top fold card base. I then went to my Fiskars trimmer and cut that section out. Here comes the tricky part, at least for me. I lined the bottom half up with the back part of the card. Once I knew it would work, I removed the lower portion, flipped the card over and used 1/4″ Scor Tape which I purchased on Amazon and taped the ribbon down. Then I trimmed it by lining it up to the bottom of the back part of the card and cut it slightly shorter. I then put Scor Tape lined up against the bottom half of the ribbon and one more strip right above that and stuck the bottom half on. The next part is something I need to figure out how to do better. I wanted to cover the exposed ribbon so I took a spare piece of white paper and cut it at the same spots as the other pieces are and glued it down. Not the most graceful way, I’m sure but at the time I made this I was still majorly learning. I’m always learning, but you get the idea. Now let’s talk about that dress 😍
I had the dies for this dress but me being, well, me, I decided to fussy cut it. I did this really simple coloring of it using Gansai Tambi Starry Watercolors. The dress itself is #904 Champagne Gold and for the sash I used #903 Yellow Gold. At this time I didn’t really have nice paint brushes, but I used the Michaels brand and they worked quite nicely. I honestly cannot remember for the life of me where the ‘Cheers’ sentiment is from but I do know I used the Recollections Silver Tinsel embossing powder to give a bit of contrast to all of the gold on the card. The inside sentiment is spliced together from sentiments in the kit. At this time in my cardmaking journey, I was trying different ways of laying out sentiments that had to be sliced together so you don’t have to worry about keeping the straight line. I like the two different fonts, it makes it feel a bit more special.
What do you think of this card? While it is definitely not my neatest card, I am still really proud of it and trying a new technique that I found kind of scary. I hope you have a creative week ahead, and will enjoy every minute of it. 💕