Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Designing to my heart's content!

I was inspired and ready to hit my studio yesterday after seeing decorated cookies designed by Pretty Please. They were so cute that I just had to make bride and groom cards with them! Paper, pearl and glitter pens make these cards really fun to decorate. Here's how I made them...

I started by cutting hearts using my Cricut machine with cartridge, "George and Basic Shapes" by ProvoCraft. I first welded together two of the the basic heart shapes to make a 4" full card base. You can get 2 cards or 4 fronts out of a sheet of 8-1/2" X 11" cardstock. I cut them out of Tiki Hut and Ivory Coast. I also cut single hearts in  Brighton Beach WhiteSweet Cheeks, Black Granite and other colors to make the outfit/card front.

I hand cut the card front hearts in the shape of off-the-shoulder dresses and tuxedo jackets and adhered to the bases. Lastly, I embellished the outfits using paper, pearl and glitter pens. This is the fun part. Add pearls, rhinestones, buttons, and ribbons to make each card an original.

For the bride's dress, I used our Pearl Pen in Ice White to make the dress bodice detailing. I also used our Gelly Roll Glitter pens (love them!) to add stitching lines between the pearls. A rhinestone in silver color completes the coordinating diamond necklace.

The Bride

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The groom's tuxedo jacket and white shirt includes black shiny buttons made by applying Paper Pen in graphite. I flattened the top of each pearl-shaped drop to make buttons.

The Groom
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I used our latest set, "Blissful Blossoms" to create a printed design on this next dress. I stamped the rose design using Memento Angel Pink on our Sweet Cheeks cardstock. I traced the rose buds using a glitter pen and then added pearls using Paper Pen in Apricot. The apricot color matches our Sweet Cheeks cardstock nicely. Grosgrain ribbon in Sweet Cheeks was used for the off-the-shoulder straps and bow.

The Maid-of-Honor
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These were so fun to design! Wouldn't it be fun to make one for each of your bridesmaids? They would make really cute "thank you" cards for your attendants. How about your daughter's friends on prom court? Each one can be an original to match the girls' real gowns!

And now for the honeymoon....
I couldn't resist! Oops a daisy... I turned the heart upside down and made a super cute bikini top and bottom using our latest release stamp set, "Oops a Daisy"!

The bikini top...

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and matching bikini bottoms...

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I hope I've inspired you to make a few of these wonderful heart-shaped cards, too! Get your creative juices going. You can really have fun with these. I think I might have been smiling the whole time I was making these little works of art!

To learn about all of the supplies used for each card, visit out Idea Gallery at Each card's ingredients are listed.

Smiles, Bobbi

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