Sunday, 11 March 2018

Purple Lacy Wedding

Hi there

Last year I made some wedding invitations and bridesmaid invitation cards for a friend.  I took the photos at the time but never got around to sharing them.

She's getting married this month so I thought now was a good time to share them.

The brief was that the colour theme was Cadbury purple and, after a few mock-ups this was the design we agreed on...

I started with some white cardstock panels die cut using a stitched rectangle die.  I then stamped each one in VersaMark with this gorgeous lace stamp and heat embossed in white.  Next came the tiring part, ink blending each panel, this being the emboss resist technique.  My right bicep certainly grew in size after blending all these!

I then cut some strips of vellum and heat embossed the word 'Wedding' in white and wrapped these around the panels, securing on the reverse.  The panels were adhered flat to the card bases and I finished them off with some silver gemstones in the centres of the lacy flowers.  I blended all of these using one of the mini Distress Ink cubes.  They certainly go a long way as, although I bought a spare, I'm still using the original one!

The bride created her own inserts.

Materials used:
  • Stamps: Wow! - Lace; Clearly Besotted - Happily Ever After (used the word 'Wedding' and masked off 'Day')
  • Ink: VersaMark; Distress Ink - Wilted Violet
  • Embossing Powder: Wow! - Opaque Bright White
  • Die: MFT Die-namics - Stitched Rectangle Stax
  • Vellum from stash
  • Accents: Hobbycraft - 2mm silver gemstones

Challenge entries:

Addicted to Stamps and More - Challenge #282 - Make Your Mark (Ink sponging/blending)
Time Out - Challenge #104 - Bold (you don't get much more bold than a purple wedding, and they match the challenge graphic! lol)

Here is the fun design for the bridesmaids' invitation cards :D

I printed the wording and die cut each with the same stitched rectangle die as the invitations.  Below the wording I embossed the rings in silver, these also from the Happily Ever After set by Clearly Besotted.

The panels were then matted onto some purple cardstock and adhered flat to the card bases.

Thanks so much for visiting today.  I'll be back later with a long Blog Hop post, you'll certainly need a cuppa for that one! :)


  1. These are stunning, Anita! Gorgeous embossing with the lacy stamp, very dramatic with the purple. x

  2. Wow, your ink blending and the white lace create a lovely contrast. Thanks for linking your creation up for our "Make Your Mark" challenge on the ATSM Challenge Blog! Cathy

  3. These are just stunning Anita, that purple is divine and I can't believe its not purple cardstock. Your a blending Queen!! Your friend must have been over the moon with these, the lace stamp is beautiful and those bridesmaid invites are hilarious. I'm so glad you shared these with us at TIME OUT!!

  4. Fabulous Anita the first cards so very elegant and eye catching and the second for the bridesmaids well just perfect. You are the Queen of style.


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