Monday, August 16, 2021

Forever Blossoms Wedding Card

 Hello my friends! Oh my goodness, I hope everyone out there is safe! This year has been one of unprecedented fires. Another huge one flared up Sunday evening in West Kelowna and it is not good. I know of many friends that had to be evacuated on very short notice. My daughter's in laws had to leave so they are staying with the kids. Fortunately they went over to help them get everything out safely. The cat was scared so he was hiding but they finally got him. I cannot imagine having to evacuate and not be able to find Bailey. We are supposed to be receiving rain but that also might include lightning which we definitely don't need! Stay safe out there everybody!! We are thinking about you......

So on to today's card. We were out at the lake last week and of course I took some card making supplies with me. I was asked by my friend's daughter if I had any wedding cards. She is going to a wedding this coming weekend. I didn't have any with me but I did have one in my stash at home. It was one that I wasn't crazy about which is probably why it is still in my box of cards. I decided to make a new one and see if she wanted it. I got the idea from one I saw on Pinterest but as is my style, I totally changed it.

I love a monochromatic card so that is what I went with. I started with a piece of Basic White cardstock that I cut a circle in using the Layering Circles Dies. After I cut out the circle, I embossed it using the Ornate Floral 3D Embossing Folder. You always want to die cut your cardstock before embossing because if you did it the other way around, you might flatten your embossed layers when you do your die cutting. I attached this piece directly to a card base of Basic White Thick cardstock.

I stamped my sentiment from the Forever Blossoms stamp set using Basic Gray ink. I stamped in the upper part of the circle window so that would leave room for the flowers that I added. I always get nervous when I have to stamp on a card that is partially assembled. There is no room for error in this situation so that is usually when I mess it up. Thankfully, I got it the first time.

I then added my flowers and leaves to the lower left "corner" of the circle. I cut the leaves from the Forever Flourishing Die set. I used vellum for the larger leaves and Basic White cardstock for the smaller leaves. I cut out the flowers from Basic White cardstock using the Floral Hearts Die set. I attached all the leaves and flowers except the center flower using adhesive. I used a dimensional to attach the center flower.

I felt there was something missing so of course I had to add some ribbon. I tied a bow using the White Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon and attached that below the flowers using a glue dot. That completed the card. I sent a picture to my friend's daughter and she was thrilled with it.

What I used for today's card:

Forever Blossoms Stamp Set

Basic White Thick Cardstock

Basic White Cardstock

Vellum Cardstock

Basic Gray Classic Stampin' Pad

Layering Circles Dies

Floral Hearts Dies

Forever Flourishing Dies

Ornate Floral 3D Embossing Folder

White Crinkled Seam Binding Ribbon

Thank you so much for stopping by today. I hope you enjoyed this card. I especially hope the bride and groom like it and that they have a fabulous wedding celebration. Fortunately the wedding is over at the lake and there is nothing on fire in the immediate area yet. There is a fire close by but it is not a huge danger right now. It would be amazing if it stayed that way.

Stay well and keep creating!


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