Simon Say Stamp - Happily Ever After Card
Hello Lovelies! I have a non-traditional Wedding Card for you today using some of my favorites from the Yay You release!
I love that the stencils here do all the coloring work for you, so most of my effort was spent figuring out how I wanted to layer all the pretty elements together, including that scripty sentiment.
Let's take a look at the key supplies that make all this pretty:
Essential Card Supplies:
For our foiled background, some additional tools!
Click here to view the full supply list or check it out the one linked in the gallery at the bottom of this post when you have finished exploring this card.
Here's to happily ever after! 🍊
HAPPILY EVER AFTER CARD -Foiling, Stenciling and Die-cutting
Card Base: 4 1/4" x 5 1/2"
Foiled Layer: 4" x 5 1/4"
Simon Says Stamp Pawsitively Saturated Inks - Lemonade, Citrine, Cantalope, Sherbet, Sprout, Fairway
Card Color Palette
Blossoms - Lemonade, Citrine, Sherbert
Oranges - Cantalope, Sherbet
Leaves - Sprout, Fairway
STENCILING AND DIE-CUTTING
Use the Shader 2 Brushes to color the leaves and oranges.
Color the orange blossoms with the Shader zero brushes
I forgot to stencil in the stems for the leaf "sprigs", so please make sure that you don't!!! I will fix mine later with a Copic marker when I realize my error.
Color some additional blossom, a leaf sprig and some individual leaves as shown.
Position dies over stenciled images and secure with low tack tape to maintain alignment while die-cutting.
Note how the darker colors add darker shades to each of the orange blossom elements.
Heat the foiling platform until ready (for the Glimmer System, the middle light turns green).
Cut a piece of gold foil to the size of the foil plate.
Place the Intricate Floral Background Foil Plate pretty side up on the heated platform and press the Timer button.
When the Timer button goes green, place the gold foil, pretty side down on top of the foil plate and layer the cardstock on top of that, covering with the Thin Shim and Clear Plate.
Run the foiling platform with foil plate, foil, cardstock, shim and clear plate through a die-cutting machine (I am using a Sizziz Foldaway).
Gently peel the foil away from the cardstock to reveal the foiled floral background.
Set aside the finished panel for when we are ready to assemble the card:
I experimented with the NEW Micro Dot Adhesive Sheets to adhere two layers of the Happily Ever After diecut together.
Cut the Dot Sheet to size and adhere to the back of the cardstock that is being die-cut
Once the Happily Ever After die-cut is completed, peel back the remaining layer of protective paper to reveal the teeny adhesive dots
Die-cut another Happily Ever After sentiment and apply to the back of the sticky layer to create a die-cut with a little more dimension
LAYERING AND ADHERING ORANGE BLOSSOMS
Trim "to you both" sentiment and using a Blender Brush to apply Lemonade ink to color the Sentiment Strip. Pop up with Foam Tape and adhere.
Since I did not apply Micro Dot Adhesive to the bottom of the layered "Happily Every After" die-cut, I used Bearly Art Glue to adhere it as shown on the card front.
Create an A2 card base using the Navy cardstock, apply foam tape to the back of the foiled panel and adhere to the card base to finish.
Foiling looks even better in person!
Stenciled orange blossom flowers for the win!
I hope you love this color combo as much as I do!
The sentiment die-cut is so pretty, with its swirls and loops.
A card to celebrate the start of a future together.