This post was sponsored by Simon Says Stamp. Thanks, Simon!
Wedding cards are some of my favorite cards to make, though at my stage in life, most of our friends are married and have been for quite awhile! Wedding cards, to me, mean that I can be unapologetically free with flowers, sparkles, and basically all things girly, because as I was repeatedly told during my own wedding planning: the wedding is mostly about the bride. (Ha!) My cards today feature some of my favorite things: white on white, sparkles, texture, flowers, and pops of vivid pink. Let’s get started with the details!
When I am working with small images like the ones from Sweet Garden Blooms, I like to stamp and die cut lots of the images before actually starting work on my card. This ensures that I have plenty of little bits and bobs with which to assemble my finished card, and bonus: it usually means that I have leftovers with which to make another project! I knew that I wanted a floral wedding cake, with lots of white on white and pops of vibrant pink, so I stamped the Sweet Garden Blooms using Carnation, Peony, Rose, Taffy, Charcoal, Spring, Dublin, and Lucky Pawsitively Saturated inks onto Hammermill cardstock.
For my first card, I die cut the elements from the Fancy Cake set and the Decorated Cakes die set, both from more Hammermill cardstock, and layered the pieces together with liquid adhesive. I also die cut a circular frame using the Thin Frames dies as a way to ground my cake to my card front.
For my background, I kept things simple, running a slightly-smaller-than-A2 sized panel of white cardstock through my die cutting machine using the Blossom Field Embossing Folder. I also sprayed the embossed panel with some Hero Arts Iridescent White Shimmer Mist to make the background even more festive and special.
I arranged all of my die cuts on my embossed shimmery panel using both liquid and foam adhesive, then trimmed down a sentiment from the Union of Love sentiment card set. I am really loving these sentiment card sets lately; they are perfect for adding a super quick and simple sentiment, especially on a busy and detailed project like this one. I added a few Milk Glass gems to fill in some of the empty areas on the card front.
My second project features the leftover Sweet Garden Blooms flowers. Stamping and die cutting so many small blooms at the very beginning added a bit of extra time onto my project, but it was worth it to be able to quickly create a second card to add to my stash!
Because I didn’t have a ton of the stamped flower die cuts left over, I decided to use the very generously-sized Happily Ever After die as the focal point for my card. I die cut the detail layer from some white glitter cardstock and the outline background layer from some heavyweight vellum. This vellum layer helps to make that super detailed layer pop without adding lots of extra bulk to this delicate card front.
I trimmed down another panel of white cardstock, trimming some cardstock off of the one side, then ran it through my die cutting machine using the Blossom Field Embossing Folder. I oriented this embossed background on the left side of the A2 card front, leaving a strip of flat cardstock on the right for a bit of added interest to the background. I adhered the large Happily Ever After sentiment die cut using clear foam adhesive, then tucked the leftover florals around the sentiment die cut using liquid and foam adhesive. I added an extra sentiment from the Union of Love sentiment card set, popped up with foam adhesive, and a few Milk Glass gemsfor some more sparkle!
Well, that’s all for my projects today! I love pushing myself to use leftover die cuts to create an entirely new project, and I hope you’ll try it too! Thanks so much for stopping by, and have a marvelous day.