I get inspiration from so many places… clothes, home decor, and, frequently, wedding cakes. I follow several different cake artists on Instagram (some of my favorites are @whiteflowercakeshoppe, @kakedbykatie, @hopscotchcakes, @sweetambs, and @rbicakes). Sometimes I look at some of the cards in our industry and think OH MY GOSH… how is that gorgeousness just made from PAPER? Well, I get the same reaction seeing some of the ridiculous artistry that goes into these cakes. I can’t believe that feast for the eyes is just plain old sugar and butter. My project today was inspired by some of the beauty that I’ve seen in the wedding cakes on Instagram by those talented artists.
If you’ve followed me for any length of time, you know that a textured, white background with a pop of bright floral colors is one of my favorite cardmaking techniques. I love using intricate cover plate dies to create monochromatic texture on a card background. For this card, the Spellbinders Sweetheart Swirl die was just the ticket. It’s a massive die, so I was able to create a more traditionally-sized A7 wedding card. I die cut the solid backer from some white card stock, then ran it through my die cut machine again using the separate intricate swirl die along with the oval to cut out the center. I love that you have so many mixing and matching options with this die set!
After I’d adhered the super intricate die cut to my white card front (looks just like lace!), I pulled out some florals that I’d colored during the most recent Daily Marker 30 Day challenge. I love those challenges, in part because of the “excuse” it gives me to color things that aren’t assignments on the daily, but also because I have a fantasti stash of colored images all ready to go for a quick card! For this little arrangement, I’d do some no-line Copic coloring using my favorite Altenew set: Beautiful Day. I stamped the florals first using Inkon3’s Fadeout ink, then colored them with Copic markers and die cut the images using the coordinating dies. I arranged them in a little nosegay in the corner of my card and popped them up with some foam adhesive.
For the greeting, I used Altenew’s Celebrations stamp set…. the fonts in this set are just gorgeous, and I thought this frilly, lacy, romantic card would be perfect for a bridal shower card. I stamped the greeting onto a strip of card stock using some black ink, then popped it up with some more foam adhesive. Finally, I added a few Moonlight Rhinestones from Honeybee to add some sparkle and to fill out the bouquet. Bright white and pops of color adds up to a winner for me!
Well, that’s all for me today! I hope you are having a marvelous week. Thanks for visiting!