Love Is…

Love Is…


Here’s another wedding card design – simple, but elegant.

I have several stamps with this beautiful verse, but none are big enough for a 5″ x 7″ card, so I used a digital image I purchased from a shop called Chickadee Art and Co on Etsy.  (I love the combination of fonts used here!)

The card stock is from the Recollections Shimmer Silver & Champagne pack, my go-to paper for wedding cards.  It has a beautiful, subtle shimmer which makes it perfect for “elegant” card designs.  (Difficult to photograph, though!!)  I chose a grayish taupe color on my computer for printing the verse.  The shimmer paper was mounted on Stampin’ Up Tip Top Taupe (retired?).

The embossing folder is called “5 in x 7 in Corner Scroll Background” by Darice.

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Diagonal Split Panel Wedding Card

Diagonal Split Panel Wedding Card


I came across this fun technique that features offset angles and some patterned paper to create an interesting, layered background panel.

Here is a video tutorial on how to do this technique, although I changed mine up a bit by matting my finished panel and changing the angle/measurements of my cuts.  I’ve also seen variations where the solid panels are popped up with foam tape and where the center portion is hand-stamped.

I used Bazzill “Whirlpool” along with black and heavy weight white card stock.  The patterned paper is called “B&W Wedding Words” by the Paper Studio.  I just love the dies from the “Shadow Box Collection – Mr. & Mrs.” set by Creative Expressions!

Here are two more cards I made using this technique:



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Embossed Wedding Bells

Embossed Wedding Bells


Two embossing folders were used to create this CAS, 5 1/2 inch square wedding card.  The bells were from the Sizzix Textured Impressions “Together Forever” set (#661488).  The background was made with the “Dotty Floral” folder by Apple Blossom Designs (#EFOB0056).  This folder is large – 6 x 6 inches.  (I trimmed my panel down to 5 x 5 inches for this card.)  The embossing effect on these folders is very strong, and so it is recommend that thick card in excess of 250gsm be used.  However, the card stock I wanted to use was light weight, so I lightly spritzed the card stock with water before running it through my machine which seemed to prevent it from cracking.  I used my Big Kick with the multi-purpose platform ( no shims/tabs) and 2 cutting plates.

The background card stock is from the Recollections Shimmer Silver & Champagne pack and has a beautiful, subtle shimmer to it (which you can see a bit better below).  I love this paper for “elegant” card designs.


I embossed the wedding bells on water color paper (I love the texture!) and added a few pearls to finish it off.

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Sealed With A Kiss Anniversary Card

Sealed With A Kiss Anniversary Card


(inside: In all you dream and in all you do, may the love you share bring joy to you…)

This amusing, kissing couple image is from a stamp set called “Sealed with a Kiss” by Paper Pretties.  Sadly, the online store closed, but I contacted the owner who actually still had the stamp set, and I was able to purchase it from her.  Yay!!

I used a die from the Spellbinders Labels 2 set (S4-162) to create my focal panel on this z-fold card.  I sponged GKD Dark Chocolate ink over/around my stamped image while the die cut was still in the die.  To create the z-fold card base, I scored my 8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inch panel at 4 1/2 and 2 1/8 inches.


The image was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Copic markers (woman: B32, B34, RV02, E57, E47, E13; skin: E50, E13, E21; man: E44, E59, E55, E51, E57).


The greeting is unnamed (#97219) by Inkadinkado.  The sentiment inside is called “In All Your Dreams” from Print Words by Annette Allen Watkins.  (I masked off the “happy wedding day” part of this stamp.)

American Crafts (#320337) patterned paper was used along with Recollections kraft and white card stock.

Z-fold cards fold flat for mailing.


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Hearts and Flourishes Anniversary Card

Hearts and Flourishes Anniversary Card


(inside:  Best wishes today & always!)

This CAS card features a die cut that was adapted from the cut file called “5×5 Hearts Flourish Card (design #116160)” by Daniela Angelova which I purchased from the Silhouette store.

The panel was cut from champagne shimmer card stock from the Recollections and was paired with gray and ivory both from the Recollections Coffee and Cream heavy weight card stock pack.

The greeting is from the Gina K Designs “The Wetlands” stamp set and was heat embossed with versamark ink and Recollections silver embossing powder.

You can see the greeting better with a little less light:


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