Saturday, August 12, 2017

Miss to Mrs (Bridal Shower Card)

Hello Scrapping Cottage friends! Thanks for taking the time to stop and visit today. It's Mary Marsh here bringing you the Saturday edition of the Blog.

I mentioned last week that it's wedding season here in my town. Before the big day arrives for the bride and groom, first comes the bridal shower. They are always such exciting events to honor the bride.

Since I am invited to a couple of these showers, I thought I would start to create one of the cards to go along with my gift. So lets get started with some details on the dies I am showcasing today.

Step 1: This week I started my card by planning a layout for my card idea. I wanted a more elegant style card but nothing too fussy. This bride will have that elegance reflected in her wedding.
I then selected the dies that would fit what I had in mind. Since it's a bridal shower card, I chose the wedding gown die. And, then to make it all about love, I am using the love tags and sweet love borders dies.

The cardstock I chose is called blushing bride and I matched it up with some patterned paper of the same color. What an appropriate cardstock name for a bridal card.

Blushing Bride card base: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
Patterned paper layer: 4 1/8" x 5 3/8"
I assembled these panels and then placed aside to complete my die cutting.

Step 2: I made all my cuts on this step. The bridal gown, hanger and bow is cut in a pearlized gold cardstock. The tag and borders are cut in the blushing bride cardstock. I am always so impressed with how smooth the CottageCutz dies cut cardstock.
Step 3: Started adhering the die cut pieces to the patterned panel layer. I didn't add the tag and dress at this point because I wanted to stamp the sentiment first. I wanted to make sure I had the correct placement after the heart borders were attached.
Step 4: I stamped my sentiment in chocolate chip ink. This one works so perfectly for my bridal shower theme.
Step 5: I attached the wedding gown and hanger to the tag with dimensional adhesive. Angled it just a bit, mainly for card interest. I let the left side of the bow drape down on the tag and secured it there. I liked the more free flow look.
Step 6: To finish off my card I scattered some of the pink hearts that were part of the border die. As I looked at the border, I thought it would add a bit more elegance by adding some pearls down each side. I like the look and since the pearls are small it's not too fussy.
 Well that's it for me for this post. I hope I have given you an idea for a bridal shower card. There are 20 different wedding designs to spark your creativity. Check them out here. 

Dies I used to create card:


SugarShine Designs said...

Very fun congratulatory card today Mary!

Anja Ž. said...

Such a great idea, Mary!

Sukie said...

Such a gorgeous card! I love the border dies and how they frame your card! The color combination is so beautiful too! Very lovely card!

Pam MacKay said...

Very sweet card! Love the dress and border dies!

Jeanne said...

Great card Mary! I love how the tag makes the dress standout. And the hearts are perfect!

Lois said...

I love that sentiment! Your tag/card is so pretty with the heart borders down the side.

Janja said...

Such a beautiful card.