Hey, glad to have you join me! I’m starting a new Mini Series, all about weddings. This card would be great for a bridal shower, or maybe for an engagement party. It’s easy, and you don’t need lots of fancy supplies.
Here’s what I used to create the dress: a plate, and a candlestick. Anything round would work, but since I craft in my kitchen, I grabbed what was handy. You can see a 1/4″ gap between the curves, which I’ll get to in a moment.
First, I want to add some texture to this dress. This step is completely optional, but it adds a nice touch. You could also stamp some texture onto the dress with Versamark ink, if you don’t have an embossing folder like then one above. But I positioned the dress inside the folder, and held it in place with Post It tape while I ran it though my Big Kick. You can see that the folder didn’t cover the whole dress, but I cut off the bottom with my paper trimmer.
Next I trimmed down a piece of watercolor pink cardstock to fit the back panel of the card base, and attached it with tape runner. Now the next part, I forgot to get a picture of, but I cut a slit in the fold of the card with an Exacto knife large enough to slip my ribbon through. I glued the ends down on the back side with a hot melt glue gun.
I folded some silver metallic cord in half, and glued it under the sash with the glue gun. Then I tied a bow with pink ribbon and attached it to the sash. And, if you’ve ever struggled to make a tiny ribbbon bow, you know how hard it can be! The best solution I’ve ever found uses a fork to keep the bow straight and even. There’s a great tutorial here.
I trimmed the ends of the ribbon and the cord. I tied knots in the ends of the cording first to keep it from unraveling.
The sentiment is from JustRite, and I heat embossed it in silver. White would also have looked great. Do you have any weddings coming up? Let me know in the comments, and I’ll be back soon!