Friday, April 12, 2013

Die-Cutter Wedding Card

This week at Card Crafter's Circle we invite you to create cards on the theme of:

(Use die cuts and/or Dry Embossing in your creations!)

Floppy Lattes Digital Designs ::All Digital All The Time

Our Sponsor this week is Floppy Latte Digital Designs, and they are offering our challenge winner a $6 certificate to shop at the Floppy Latte store.

I  chose to use the Doves and Heart frame from Floppy Latte this week.  The image was very "wedding-y" to me, which was handy as I need to have a wedding card soon!  ;-)  

Besides the other, more standard, die-cuts on the card, I die cut a piece of card stock and then adhered aluminum foil to it before dry embossing the panel.  I rubbed gunmetal colored acrylic paint over the panel, waited for that to dry, then darkened areas a bit more with black distress ink.  Once that was dry, I used my trusty nail file to sand the raised portions back to a shinier finish.  

The texture paste is my homemade version.  I use a combo of equal parts gesso, acrylic paint, and cornstarch (aka: cornflour or maizena).   I added a little pink acrylic paint to the paste to get the shade I used for this card.  I used a ratty kid's watercolor brush to bounce a light coating onto the card for the effect shown, however, this can also be applied with a pallet knife or used with a mask for even more dimension.   BTW,  this mix will keep for a while in a SEALED container (a couple of weeks, depending on how airtight the container is), but it will last a little longer if you put a piece of plastic wrap directly on the surface of the texture paste, before sealing the container.   A little goes a long way though, so it's best made in very small batches.   Also, you can add more cornstarch to get a thicker paste, however it will not keep very long, and may possible become crumbly when applied thickly (after drying).

This was a lot of fun to make.  Be sure to stop by Card Crafter's Circle to see what gorgeous things my teamies have come up with this week!  

Materials Used:
  • White, gray, cream, pink, Card stock
  • K & Co. Classic K paper pack
  • Doves and Heart frame from Floppy Latte Designs
  • Darice paper doilies
  • Spellbinders die: Lacey Circles
  • Spellbinders die: Labels Eight
  • Cuttlebug Embossing folder: Birds & Swirls
  • Distress Ink: Black Soot
  • Distress Ink: Pumice Stone
  • Martha Stewart Craft Paint: Gunmetal
  • Details sheer ribbon
  • Momenta metal corner
  • Studio Calico wooden hearts
  • Martha Stewart 5 leaf branch punch
  • Homemade texture paste
  • Inkadinkadoo Sketchy Flourishes stamps
  • Random Adhesives


  1. Hello and good morning, Your card is so beautiful l just love that shape and your embellishments used are perfect for our challenge at Forever Friends "Dies/Punches good luck and hope to see you again next time DT Member Sandra H xx

  2. This is a beautiful card, I love the dove image. Good luck.

    Michelle xx

  3. you clever sausage!! Love the heavy metal :-)))) another inspiring card sara. Crafty smiles, Teresaxx

  4. Hi Sara, this is is a fabulous creation much texture and interesting embossing .front and inside stunning .
    hugs Shirley-Anne

  5. What a gorgeous wedding card! I love texture paste and will be trying out your 'recipe'.
    Thanks for joining the Heavy Metal challenge at Anything Goes.
    Hugs Jude x

  6. Beautiful card.
    Thanks for playing along at Divas this week.
    Good luck.
    Debs xx

  7. What a stunning card and thank you for joining us at Creative inspirations with our anything goes with the option of a heart

  8. Gorgeous card. Thank you for joining us at Divas by Design this week.
    Sarah-Jane xx

  9. This is a beautiful wedding card and love the inside too!!! Great way to have introduced the metal too which fits our challenge perfectly. thanks for joining us at Anything Goes this time and Good Luck.
    Carol xx DT

  10. sorry it's taken me so long to get by! I just love this card! The added inking gives it such a wonderful feeling!

  11. Hi love your card!
    Thanks for joining our foreverfriends challenge! X Linda DT-FF

  12. Lovely wedding card - thanks for joining the challenge at Forever Friends, Lisa (DT) x


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