Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Summer Weddings

Let's make a Wedding card!

1. First choose your card stock. (I used a healthy sheet of textured green)
And make sure you are painting on quality watercolor paper (nothing is more fun to cut or paint on than a fine 140 lb. cold press cotton paper!) Yummy!
2. Now with a blunt tipped brush dipped in red, paint 2 heart shapes. Remember to add some shimmer to your paint if you like that sort of thing! :) Fun!
3. Use your handy-dandy heat tool to dry the paintings quickly. And then cut out your newly created hearts.
4. For the card you'll need a smaller sheet of white 80lb card stock and a slightly larger sheet of translucent vellum. I used a 4 1/2" square sheet of white card stock and the overlay is about 5" square. put a dab of adhesive to hold the 2 sheets together.
5. You can pre cut the edges of the vellum using a pair of scalloped edge scissors, or you can skip this step until after you stitch it.
6. Using sticky adhesive (I like Xyron) place your hearts on the vellum and stitch some stems around them. This will hold all the layers together.
7. Now you're ready to assemble your card. Stick the heart layers on the textured card blank, stamp "grow" with black acrylic paint on silver metallic card stock. Pop that on with some adhesive and a staple (to hold the wire stand on).
8. Finally pop in a decorative brad at the corner and stamp "together" inside your card.
9. You did it! :) Great job!

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