Intricate Dream Wedding Card With Vellum Underlay

Intricate Wedding Card

Hello.  Today I am sharing how you can use intricate die with a vellum underlay to add a striking elegant accent to cards.  This technique is perfect for making wedding cards and invitations.

If you are interested in the supplies used on today's project, please see the SUPPLIES section at the end of this post. 

We were in Chicago over Labor Day's weekend for a family's wedding and this was the card for the happy couple. 

Jenny and Ryan wedding card 09-03-17

I start by trimming the #110 white cardstock in half to create my A2 white card base first.  Then use the other half to die cut out the flourish frame and label.  Next I stamp the Dream Wedding cake onto the label and colored with Copic.  I absolutely love this Power Poppy's Dream Wedding cake!  So quick to color and the design fits beautifully with the flourish frame and that of the bride's simple elegant style. 

Using the flourish frame as a grid, I trace and cut out a piece of vellum and adhere it to the back of the frame.  Flip the frame over and adhere on the colored Dream Wedding cake label.

To complete the card, I randomly adhere on the pearls over the tip of the stitched flourish.  Then pipe the entire cake with Nuvo Glitter Drops (White Blizzard).  Not only does this give off a lovely sparkle to the cake, but a 3-D illusion as well.

TIP:  Be sure to let the glitter drops dried completely before inserting into the envelope.

Have you ever use intricate dies with vellum before?  Please take a moment to share with me in the comment below.

Thank you for stopping by my blog today.   May you have a lovely day ahead.


Rannah Romps said...

I love that frosting!!! Great Idea!! What a refreshing layout of the card.

Becky said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for sharing.

Verna Angerhofer said...

Beautiful wedding card and I love the die used and that gorgeous cake image. Your coloring is awesome.

Edwina said...

Christina, That is such a beautiful card! I love your die cuts and the cake image.
No, I have not die cut vellum but I have embossed it. It looks frosted. Edwina Brown

Lori Kobular said...

Beautiful and Lovely card! I love the dies you used for this card!

Donna said...

So elegant and intricate, very gorgeous Christina.

stampfoldandrepeat (Jeanie) said...

Wow, gorgeous card featuring a super pretty stamp! I don't really have an intricate die, so I can't say I've tried this before. But the finished card looks amazing!

Cara Malmrose said...

OOOOOOOH .... Christina, this is absolutely stunning. The pierced swirl give just enough texture and your colored imaged is oerect for this layout. And to answer your question, yes I have used vellum as a backing for an intricate die. I also have some nice shimmery vellum which I have die cut for use as focal or overlay pieces but I don't use it very often.
THanks for sharing!
(Hugs) Cara

Christine said...

The die is absolutely gorgeous, and what a touch of creativity to add the vellum behind it. I want to try that soon. The Nuvo drops are pretty, too, and I am curious about them, too.

Migdalia said...

Such an elegant & beautiful wedding card.I love the vellum idea, the intricate die and pretty stamp too!
Have a wonderful day my friend,
Crafting with Creative M

Char K said...

beautiful! I've never used vellum in a die that's intricate.

Lillian A said...

Oh so pretty, Christina, and I'm sure the new couple were thrilled with a special, hand-made card such as this. A very elegant touch with the vellum, intricate die cut, as well as the glitter drops for that striking touch. Superb creation, and hope you had a great time at the wedding.

Megan J said...

Hi Christina, a stunningly beautiful card for the happy couple, love the sparkle on the cake and the pretty drops in among the flourishes. I don't use very much vellum, hard to find down here without heading to a craft show... have a wonderful week... Megan

Donna Ellis said...

Such an elegant, yet sweet, card, Christina! Beautifully die cut, and the vellum touch is perfect! I love the sparkly cake and deep colors in contrast to the white on white design. I am leaving a much dreaded copy-and-paste phrase on my friends' blogs. Trying to get back into the groove of normal, everyday life. The recent events in Florida caused circumstances which triggered exacerbations of my diseases. Hoping that my hands heal, and strength returns soon - the rest of it can be coped with easily enough. Thanks for understanding my inability to accomplish very much - maybe in October? love and hugs, de

Marilyn said...

Gorgeous card!!

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