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Written and Created by PaperCraftCentral Susan
These wedding greeting card 3 projects have a touch of vellum and embossing about them. I think using embossing and vellum adds a great deal to handmade projects and makes them very classy. Make someone's special day even more memorable with a touch of vellum and embossing of your own.
These wedding greeting card 3 projects have embossed elements on them, as you can see. I used the Dress It Up framelets from Stampin' Up! to make the pretty and long dress. The original shape stopped at the first tier of scallops, but I just cut a couple more skirts and lined them up to add length. I cut another top section for the little jacket, split it down the middle and popped it up on the dress top. Then I embossed selected pieces of the dress.
The groom's outfit is really two triangles with a small raise in the middle of the white shirt for the neckline. Fold a small rectangle of black cardstock in the middle and trim out the tie.
Further embossing was done when I cut the oval framelets for the left side of the gate fold card. I added the roses last.
I finished the card decorations off by stamping on a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock and wrapping it around the back of the card. That added strength too. Then I scallop edge trimmed the two sides and adhered them to the card front.
Bet you're wondering where the vellum comes in?
Well, I decided one of the wedding greeting card 3 projects was too 3-d to be placed in an envelope. It needed its own box! So I made one from vellum cardstock and embossed a couple of strips of vellum to add to the box top. I used my favourite white ribbon to tie a bow, then added some more roses and a few punched hearts with the names of the bride and groom tied on. Cutest effect ever! Lol!
Here's another project I made with ivory and confetti cream cardstock (all supplies are from Stampin' Up!) and the same Dress It Up framelit. Doesn't the dress look different? I made the groom's outfit with the creams too and gave him a soft suede tie. This couple is getting married on a beach so I stuck with the shells, starfish and crab from the By the Seashore stamp set. I used pearls too because pearls come from the sea, right?
There's some shimmer spray on the card and on the rays of the sun (made by masking off with a circle shape and sponging with Crumb Cake ink) and I sponged all the clothing pieces to make them more 3-d. I used different embossing folders on this card and found some Very Vanilla velvet ribbon that I thought looked beautiful and added even more texture appeal.
I know. You want to know where the vellum is, right?
The wedding was a wishing well wedding so my gift was going to be monetary. This time I made a scallop edged envelope out of vellum cardstock and slipped it into a little pocket of cardstock inside the card, so I could place my gift into it in safety. Then I stamped my Word Play sentiment onto vellum and added it over the shells I stamped directly to paper. I wrote my greeting on the strip of plain cardstock on the pocket later:
Colouring on vellum cardstock is also a lovely way to enhance wedding cards. I like how Frenchiestamps shows you how to do this:
So now you have some ideas for using vellum cardstock and embossing on your wedding greeting cards. I hope you enjoyed my wedding greeting card 3 projects and that you try these ideas out yourself!
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