Today, I’ll be sharing how I made a wedding dress shaped card using a beautiful digital stamp and cardstock! The best part is that you can customize this card to any size and color you want, and it fits a variety of occasions: weddin
g shower, engagement or wedding.
Let’s gather our supplies!
- Flower Fashion Digital Stamp set by Paper Garden Projects
- Score tool
- Copic Markers
- Quickie Glue pen
- Sentiment stamp (Year of Flowers: Rose, Papertrey Ink)
The first step is to resize the dress digital stamp using Photoshop or Photoshop Elements.
I want my card to be fairly large, so I am going to print onto a 8 1/2 by 11 inch piece of cardstock. I made the image as large as I could while only using half of the cardstock. I centered the digital image on the right side of my blank 8 1/2 by 11 inch canvas.
Once the image is printed, you will want to score the cardstock to give it a nice, crisp edge. Since I was using heavier-weight cardstock, I didn’t need the edge to stay connected for one whole side, and was able to score just to the left of the veil. I had to turn my cardstock to an angle to make the score just along the veil portion, so it was not lined up against the top of my score board. Since the bottom of the dress is a fairly straight line, the angled score does not affect how the card will stand up.
Once you are finished scoring, it is time to cut out the card shape. I followed along the edges of the design roughly. Once the rough shape was cut out, I went back with some detail scissors to cut closer to certain parts and create more curves along the card edges.
After cutting, it’s time to color! I had fun coloring with my Copic markers, using pinks and purples, along with green for the leaves. Below is a photo of the markers that I used for this card for anyone who may be interested.
The final touch to the outside of the card was adding some glitter, adhering it with a Quickie glue pen. I put the glitter on the veil portion of the image to help differentiate between the dress and veil, and also to mimic the transparency of the veil.
I decided to make this a wedding card, so I stamped a sentiment on the inside of the card. I love that I have plenty of space to write my greeting.
Thanks for taking a look at my project! I hope you’ll check out Paper Garden Products gorgeous Floral Fashion digital stamps and create your own special card!
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