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Saturday, September 15, 2012

Beautiful Bride to Be

As you probably know, my good friend Karen is getting married!!!!!! I'm SOOOO excited for her!!! She is absolutely the most deserving person of something great and wonderful!  
Since she's on a budget (aren't we all!), I decided to make as many things as possible, to cut down on some pretty heavy costs.  I started with the invitations, then the Bridal Shower invites, and now we're working on the programs.  She's also allowed me to put together her bouquets as I did for my very own wedding! So, without further anticipation, I bring you the Bridal Shower invites!!!!!!
I started by cutting 16 "Bride Silhouettes" using the Wedding Solutions Cricut cartridge.  I used plain white cardstock for the base and first layer, then a pearl white cardstock for the top layer.  I then ran the top layer through my Sizzix, using the "Swiss Dots" Cuttlebug embossing folder. I also added some sheer ribbon under the detail, to mimic tulle.  I topped it off with small, black satin ribbon and a tiny rhinestone.  

And here's a close up...

Then, I cut 16 A2 cards with black cardstock (the wedding colors are burgundy, black, and white), and used a corner punch on all the edges to round them off.  I also embossed the front of the black cardstock with another Cuttlebug folder.  To incorporate the burgundy, I cut out a top piece at 4x5 and rounded the edges on that as well.  i stamped the sentiment out of a Recollections Wedding stamp pack, and used a star corner stamp for the opposing corner.  I decided to add some more rhinestones to the front, as bling makes everything look a little better!!!!
I added the dress using 3d pop dots, to add some depth to the card. I finished it with sheer black ribbon tied with a small bow! Voila!!! Bridal Shower invites are finito!!!!!  Aren't they lovely?!?

Thanks for stopping in and have a LUCKY day :-)


  1. BEAUTIFUL!!! love what you have created for her, talk about wow factor, love the bridal dresses and they make such a huge impact on the dark background!

  2. such an amazing wedding card effect with the dress