Lace Wedding Card

Seems to be a year of weddings for me. This is my 4th card – but it was actually requested by a coworker who liked a card I made previously. I made this card a while ago in pink (Blushing Bride) and you can see the original post here. I quickly made this card yesterday and thought I would share it with you today.

I Love Lace WeddingIt’s so pretty and I really love the lace.

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I Love Lace
I Love Lace

For The New Two
For The New Two

Stazon Jet Black Ink

Stazon Jet Black Ink

Wisteria Wonder Ink

Wisteria Wonder Ink

Vellum Cardstock
Vellum Cardstock

Whisper White Cardstock
Whisper White Cardstock

Wisteria Wonder Cardstock
Wisteria Wonder Cardstock

Gold Baker's Twine
Gold Baker’s Twine
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For The New Two

There are 3 weddings coming up this May – only one of which we can attend. So I got busy after some much needed Caly-time today to make some. This first one I created is for my friends, Jessica and Eric, who I also made bridal shower invites and a banner for previously. I wanted to carry over the lace theme to make it all cohesive for them. So I chose Blushing Bride as my card base. This time, I used Blushing Bride ink to stamp the I Love Lace background stamp on Whisper White card stock cut to 4″x 5.25″.

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I also cut a piece of vellum to this same size to layer on top of the laced piece. On the vellum, I stamped a sentiment from the For The New Two wedding stamp set using Jet Black Stazon Ink (his ink is permenant and is great for stamping on vellum). It’s so elgant!

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I got some pink twine with gold accent (I’m reusing from the Valentine’s My Paper Pumpkin Kit that I got from my mother in law) and used it to bring the vellum and lace piece together. There was nothing else holding down the vellum piece so I decided to add two gold brads as well.

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I never really know how something is going to turn out and I think this is as much as I can do with this card without overdoing it! I think Jessica will love it!

For the New Two - Eickhorst

A Lace and Gold Bridal Shower

This May, I’m going back to Kansas City to be a Matron of Honor for my friend, Jessica. Things have been a little crazy with work and the overtime doesn’t seem like it going to end anytime soon. With a freeze on time off, I’m not able to attend her shower or bachelorette party in March. So as a contribution, I volunteered to make her shower invitations. Jessica’s dress is going to be pink and the bridal party’s dresses are going to be gold. So to tie the two together, I decided to make a lacey, blushing bride/gold invitation for her.

While I waited for the location, I drafted up the template on Microsoft word and cut my card stock. The Blushing Bride card stock color is perfect. I used a standard 8.5×11 piece and cut it into 4 equal parts. Then I used the I Love Lace background stamp and stamped each base using Blushing Bride ink.

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Then I stamped my signature on the back of these bases.

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Once I got confirmation of the location, I printed the invitations on some 60lb Shimmer Paper made by Recollections that I purchased from Michaels. Let me just say…my printer hates you, Shimmer Paper. You may be pretty, but you’re annoying. Very careful, I ran each invitation (44 to be exact) through my BigKick and cut out each invitation using my Top Note Bigz Die. That wasn’t exactly fun either…but oh my…I LOVE how it cuts. You can’t see it too well, but there is stitching all the way around each piece cut by the die.

I took some gold Encore Metallic ink and antiqued the sides of each invite with gold to give it some more dimension.

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You can see the gold and “shimmer” of the paper as well as the stitching I mentioned better in this picture:

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Once this was done, I put the invite on the card base and decided I wasn’t happy. It needed more (because it’s never enough). So I grabbed a pretty border punch and punched each card base just on the sides.  It was worth it!

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I waited until the invites were received to post this because I didn’t want to spoil it for the bride. Jessica got the extra copies in the mail today and says that she LOVES them so I’m happy and fulfilled in every way with this project. I’ve been working in my 5 inch heals for her wedding to break them in and hemmed my dress today. So to get news that she loves these invites really makes me great about investing the time I did into these shower invitations.

Here’s the final card:

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This invitation is for display only – if you do not receive a hard copy, you are not invited – please do not crash the party! LOL!

Hope you all enjoyed this!