HSS "I Do" Wedding Theme Challenge #71 and Sneek Peek #1

Can you believe next Tuesday is the start of summer? Well with graduation season coming to a close Hand Stamped Sentiments is onto the next big summer events...weddings.

I got this card idea from a shower invite that was for a girl I used to babysit. I think I started watching her and her sisters when she was three and now she's getting married! That really ages you. Her invite was adorable so I wanted to replicate it. I was really happy with how it turned out. I used the name of another friend whos getting married this summer, so excited for her and the happiness she's found. Now, if you know Kelley, don't get upset that you didn't receive this invite, it is a complete mock, I just used her as my muse:)

I started with a 5x7 piece of Pink Pirouette card stock and ran it through the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder. (I just matched it up and ran it through twice to cover the entire area.) Next I ran my brayer, covered with Whisper White Craft ink, over the raised image. I printed my "invite" onto Vellum card stock and cut it into the dress shape. The final touch was to wrap two pieces of organza ribbon to form the corset and adhere it to the pink card stock.

For the favor, I cut Pretty in Pink card stock using the Petal Cone die. I used The NEW Flirtatious DSP for the scallop flaps. This is BRAND NEW and will be available on July 1 in the NEW Idea Book and Catalog. The organza ribbon from the invite was brought back to form a handle and to tie the top of the favor bag inside. Finally, for the flower accent I used the Fun Flowers die to create the 2 larger blooms and the 5 petal punch for the Peach Parfait flower. The Blossom Petals Builder punch was used with Pear Pizazz card stock to create the two leaves. I simply ran my bone folder at angles to give them some instant "veins". A large pearl from the old Pretties Kit was adhered to the top.

Here's a close up of the accent. If this has inspired you to create something matrimonial themed :), please join us at Hand Stamped Sentiments this week. Hope to see you there!

Paper: Pink Pirouette card stock {111351}, Vellum card stock {101856}, Pretty In Pink card stock {100459}, Flirtatious DSP {Available July 1,122360 }, Peach Parfait {119794}, Pear Pizazz card stock {119795}
Ink: Craft Whisper White {101731}

Tools: Sizzix Big Shot Die Cutting Machine {113439}, Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder {120175}, Brayer {102395}, Fun Flowers Bigz Die {121812}, 5- Petal Flower Punch {119880}, Blossom Petals Builder Punch {121808}, Mini Glue Dots {103683}, Handheld 1/16" Circle Punch {101227}, Bone Folder {102300}
Embellishments: Pretties Kit {retired}, 5/8" Whisper White Organza Ribbon {114319}


Karen said...

The shower invitation is beautiful! I made a similar little dress a couple of years ago for my granddaughter's birth announcement. I didn't use an embossing folder, but like that for an added touch of elegance.

Joan said...

That invitation is fantastic - I love how you arranged the ribbon at the top!

inkedx2 said...

This is fantastic Shannon!