Summer is coming up fast, and with summer, weddings are a for sure thing. I have several this summer and thought I would get a jump on making some special cards.
I love The Ton’s Haute Wedding Dress stamp and die. It’s like making your own paper doll clothes and playing dress up. The result are always so much fun.
Since I had several cards to make, I broke out my MISTI and first stamped all the images on Smooth Bristol Strathmore paper in Antique Linen Distress ink. I then created a mask for the girl with the die (sold separately) and stamped a scripty background stamp in different distressed inks. Once the background was dry, I took the Tim Holtz Papillon Background stamp and stamped additional script in white pigment ink. I then blended some distress inks around the edges to draw the eye to the center. Here are my four girls in various stages of production.
I took my zigs and colored the hair and skin. Then came the fun part, I stamped the same image on 4 other pieces of paper and used various methods to design the dresses, die cut them out, and fussy cut the body portion off.
Let’s take a closer look at the dresses. Dress #1 was pearl white heat embossed and then colored with Color Burst. Once the dress dried, I took my Recollections Color Splash Watercolor crayon and Tim Holtz Mini Stencil to give the dress some texture.
For Dress #2, I used Distress Oxide inks colored the dress, then I used a stencil (same as above) and layered the color with Picked Raspberry Distress Ink. Once that dried, I took some texture paste with the floral Tim Holtz Mini Stencil and put it over the dress. When the texture paste was dry, I used a small blending tool and the Wilted Violet Distress Oxide and lightly blended the color on top of the flowers.
Dress #3 is another dark pink and I gold heat embossed the dress first. Then I used some ink to blend the color of the dress, making the folds of the dress darker. Once that was dry, I added Nuvo Glimmer paste over it with the same stencil as above. I love how sparkly the dress becomes with this paste.
The final dress, Dress #4, was made with gold embossing powder, Color Burst and then some Heidi Swapp gold spray, because everybody needs a little gold on their special day.
I added the sentiments with the MISTI to ensure I didn’t miss stamp them, clear embossed the sentiment to help it stand out and then added some embellishments. Its hard for me to pick my favorite, let me know which one you like the best.
I hope you enjoyed these cards and thanks for stopping by. I also entered the above card in The Ton’s April Challenge.