Designer's Tip: The Kaleidoscope Embossing Powder and Vintage Pink Embossing Tinsel add lovely sparkle to the wedding gown. There are two techniques you can use for the gown. Stamp and cut out the gown, then emboss the whole thing with embossing powder. Or, emboss the entire surface of a (5”x3”) piece of cardstock, then stamp over the sparkly surface with StazOn® ink and cut out. I used the latter, but you can use either technique. In the instructions I say to use the first technique for the dress and the second for the other, smaller elements, since it’s easier to emboss first rather than cutting out and embossing tiny pieces.
- For the Front: Place the card with the fold at the left. Cover with Kindred Spirits floral corner paper with the floral corner on the bottom left and cut 4 7/8”x6 3/8”. Using the full (36”) length of ¾” wide pink crepe ribbon from the ribbon set, tie a double knot with the ends, leaving about 1” long ends. Place across the floral corner paper, positioning the knot about 1 ¼” from the left. Cut the long ends about ½” longer than the paper. Zot™ the knot to the paper. Wrap the cut ends around to the back and secure with Zots™ or glue.
- Cut a long label from white cardstock using the cutting dies. Stamp the matching long decorative stamp onto the label using the Labels & Greetings Stamps and Pink Pastel Fluid Chalk Ink. Mat on Kindred Spirits brown dot paper with a 1/16” border. Stamp “Congrats!” using Jet Black StazOn®. Cut the label just to the right of the greeting. Glue to the floral corner paper even with the right edge and about ½” from the bottom, overlapping the ribbon a little. Glue the whole front piece centered on the card front. You should have a thin border of white all around the card.
- Cut a large label using the cutting dies and pink paper. Stamp and emboss the matching decorative oval on the label using VersaMark™ and Super Fine White Embossing Powder (embossing pouch helps but is optional). Glue the label to the card front centered 1/8” from the top. Cut 6 swirls from white cardstock using the cutting dies. Glue them on each side of the pink oval as shown. Using a craft knife and cutting mat, open your card flat on the cutting mat. Carefully cut around the stamped inner oval line to create an oval-shaped window.
- For the inside: Cover the inside with multi-stripe paper, with the stripes horizontal. Cut a large oval label from Metallic Silver paper using the cutting dies. Mat on Kindred Spirits brown dot paper, with a 1/16” border. Glue to the card centered, 1 ¼” from the top.
- Stamp the long gown girl on white cardstock with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink. Color her skin with the Spectrum Noir Pale Hues Set, FS3 and FS2, using PP1 for blush. Color her hair with Browns Set, GB8 and GB10. Cut out the image. Stamp the image again on white cardstock, this time using Jet Black StazOn®. Cut out just the gown. Pat the VersaMark™ ink pad all over the gown (over a piece of scrap paper). Over a second sheet of scrap paper, place the gown and cover with Kaleidoscope Embossing Powder. Shake off excess and emboss the gown with a heat tool. Glue over the original cut-out image.
- Cut a 1½”x2” piece of white cardstock and cover with VersaMark™. Cover with Vintage Pink Embossing Tinsel and emboss. Then, stamp just the waistband onto the sparkly surface with Black StazOn®. Stamp an additional 4 flowers. Cut out the pieces. Glue the sparkly waistband to the gown and set aside the flowers. Stamp and cut out a white cardstock flower for the hair. Cut out one of the sparkly flower centers and glue it to the white flower, then glue the flower to the bride’s hair as shown.
- Cut a small scalloped circle from pink paper using the cutting dies. Emboss the matching circle frame with Super Fine White Embossing Powder, using the Greetings & Labels stamps. Stamp “With Love” in the center with Black StazOn®. Mat on white cardstock with a 1/16” border. Glue to the card 2” from the bottom and ¾” from the right.
- Cut off two green leaves from the vine ribbon in the ribbon set. Cut two 1 ½” inch lengths of ¼” wide sheer lilac ribbon. Glue the ends of the ribbon to the card 3” from the right and bottom. Cut the ends in a “V” shape as desired. Glue the leaves layered on top of the ribbon as shown. Foam tape the bride centered so that her top half shows through the window on the front of the card, and the ribbons are coming out of her hand on the left side. Glue the 3 remaining pink sparkly flowers over where the ribbons are coming out, so that it appears as a bridal bouquet.