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Special Wedding Card


Hi everyone, Heidi here, today is my first post as a permanent member of the Kennedy Grace Creations design team. I’m thrilled to be here and I hope to bring you lots of fun projects in the upcoming months!

Today I have a not so ordinary wedding card for you all! And of course there is a story to it: a couple of days ago my father in law asked me if I could make a wedding card for a couple that is going to get married on one of the Dutch islands. I have been to this island and I know that there is a lighthouse on the island, so I asked him if it would be okay when I would incorporate a lighthouse on the card and he said yes! On the island are also bushes of which I do not know the English name: it looks like rose-hip, dune-rose or some other kind of wild rose with fairly small flowers. The flowers are usually white or pink but since this is a wedding card I felt the flowers should be red (and that would match the lighthouse nicely). So, the idea was born and the fun part could begin!

To get this card started I die cut two squares from white card stock. On one of the squares I lay out my design with the stamps that I wanted to use. I needed to have enough room for the sentiment and also a die cut circle, so that I could create the lighthouse in the background. After that was done I stamped the lighthouse from the Viva Decor “At the Seaside” stamp set with Versafine “Onyx Black” ink onto the second square panel and created the rocks under the lighthouse with a stamp from Kaisercraft called “Crackle” and using my MISTI stamping tool. 

I also stamped one of the sentiments from the Kennedy Grace Creations “Beautiful Blooms - Sweet Rose” stamp set beneath the circle with the same black ink. To create the illusion that the lighthouse is on a high point on the island I used a Dutch Doobadoo stencil called “Clouds” and some Memento “Summer Sky” ink and a foam applicator tool to give the illusion of clouds in the background. I also edged the inner side of the circle with this blue ink.


For my next step I stamped the two little flowers from the same Kennedy Grace Creations stamp set as I used for the sentiment (“Beautiful Blooms - Sweet Rose”) onto a separate piece of Canson Extra White 1557 paper. I stamped both flowers 6 times, to get 12 flowers in total and included 3 of the buds that are also in the stamp set. I love it when you can use a stamp set in multiple ways, this way you can get so much more out of your craft supplies!

After all the stamping was done I started colouring all the flowers, the lighthouse and the rocks I created. I used my Faber Castell Polychromos in the following colours: 121 / 225 / 185 / 111/ 168 / 173 / 172 / 177 / 231 / 232 / 146 and 101 (White) to burnish.
When the colouring was done I fussy cut all the flowers out and started to put this card together. I used a linen textured, white coloured card base, created a slightly bigger stitched square matte from matching red card stock and glued that red square to the card base with liquid glue. The I foam taped the two white panels together with one millimetre thick foam tape, creating the illusion that the lighthouse is more in the background. These two white panels are adhered to the red square with liquid glue.

Then I started arranging the cut out flowers at the bottom of the circle, adhering them with Ranger Medium Matte and cutting of parts that where in the way, but saving the leafs so that I could place them in other spots where I could use more greenery. The two flowers above the word “Wishing” are adhered with three millimetre thick foam tape to create more distance from the background scene.

And for my finishing touch I used some of the Kennedy Grace Creations “Moonbeams” sequins in different sizes. I love these sequins (they ad sparkle and shine but adjust in colour when you put them on different colours of background paper)!!

Have you ever created a not so ordinary wedding card? I would love to hear about it!
In the meantime I wish everybody a creative day!


Love and Laughter,
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