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Wedding ~ Wonderful Moments

The Wonderful Moments is a new stamp set in the Stampin’ Up! Catalogue that is perfect for wedding cards and so much more.  I made this wedding card for a swap with other demonstrators on the Alaska Stampin’ Up! Cruise.  I coloured the bride image with the Stampin’ Up! Blends alcohol markers (see more about the Blends markers here).

Because I wanted to keep the bride’s dress white, I needed another way to highlight the image.  Of course, I coloured in her hair and skin (love the skin tone Blends for this) and the flowers.

To highlight the image:

  1. I stamped the image in Memento Black ink.
  2. I coloured the image with Blends markers (hair, skin and flowers, and bow) and let it dry.
  3. Then I used the Light Smoky Slate marker to trace a faint line around the whole image.
  4. Then I used my Colour Lifter to slightly fade out the tracing line.  If you look closely in the larger picture you can see the line and it just makes the image pop.

If you look closely in the close up image, you can see the faint gray line around the image.  To see this technique with a BLUE outline (and some Blends Colouring tips) check out this video I made.

All the products I used on this card are listed at the end of this post, as well as a list of some of the extras I did on this card.

But first, I just wanted to show you the image of the stamp set as is great for more than just weddings.   I love the birthday girl that can hold balloons or gifts or flowers.  And there is an expected mom image too!  I don’t think we have had image of a pregnant woman before.

Also on this card, I  love  the “veil” I put on the bride using the Polka Dot Tulle ribbon.  I just used some glue dots on her hair bun to create the illusion of a veil.  It isn’t visible in the photo, but I also added a halo of glimmer with the Wink of Stella pen around the edge of the veil and also along the edges of the dress and the bow on the dress.  It adds a nice shimmer to the image.  Also giving shimmer to this wedding card is the embossed words and the silver edged ribbon.

The final touch on this card is the rounded corners.  I used the new Detailed Trio Punch to round the two opposite corners on each of the layers to give a softer look to this wedding card.