Wedding Day Cherish – Tutorial #199


Hello out there . . . .  .. .   I hope your Easter Holiday was super special yesterday.  I cooked the traditional ham and spent the day with my husband, Russ.  The Easter Bunny no longer visits my house since we have no little ones at home.  I miss working my way through a chocolate bunny with some Peeps on the side, lol.  Anyway, I got some much needed down time and feel really refreshed today.

For some odd reason I no longer have a card stash of my own to give to people, Gasp!  I know, you would think I would have tons of cards lying about, but no.  My friends and family are the most neglected people when it comes to cards.  It is like the Mechanic that has two broken down cars or the CPA that had to file an extension for his tax returns.

Well today I am going to try to start putting some cards back for personal use for special occasions.  I thought I would start with a wedding card.  It is Spring and we are invited to a wedding that is taking place next month.

Let’s get started.  :)


Stamps: Stampin’ Up To Have & To Hold, Illuminations
Paper: Stampin’ Up Whisper White & Basic Black
Ink: Stampin’ Up Not Quite Navy, Kiwi Kiss, Basic Black, Baja Breeze, Night of Navy
Accessories: White Gel Pen, Versamark Pad, Clear embossing powder, Heat gun, Prismacolor Markers, Stampin’ Up Markers, Sponge, Silver Brads, Photo Corner and Ticket Corner Punches, Black Ribbon, Curvy Cutter, Big Shot Die Cut Machine, Texture Embossing Plate

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I stamped the Cherish stamp on a 3″ x 5.5″ piece of Whisper White Card-stock by first loading my stamp with Versamark and then loading it with Basic Black ink before stamping.  I heat embossed the image using clear embossing powder and a heat gun.



Stamped the Bride and Groom by first loading the stamp with Versamark and then loading it with Basic Black ink before stamping it.  Heat embossed it using clear embossing powder and a heat gun.



Cut a 2″ circle with my Curvy Cutter out of scrap card stock and used it as a mask for my moon. 


Holding the moon mask in place I sponged Baja Breeze around it making sure not to get it on the Bride and groom.


Sponged Not Quite Navy ink at the top of the card stock still holding the mask in place.


Sponged Kiwi Kiss ink at the bottom of the card stock around the Cherish image.


Sponged Night of Navy ink all around the outside edge of the card stock.


Sponge Basic Black ink all around edge of the card stock not covering the Night of Navy ink entirely.


Colored in the brides flowers with a Barely Banana marker.


Colored the grooms suit and created shadows on the bride’s veil and gown with a Cool Grey 10% Prismacolor marker.


Deepened the shadows on the bride and groom with a Cool Grey 30% marker. 


Colored the images hair in with a Creamy Caramel marker.


Decided the Kiwi Kiss ink was too yellow and bright so I sponged Baja Breeze ink over it.  Remember Yellow and Blue make green.  This is one of those times where that rule worked in my favor.


Used a ticket corner punch on my main image panel and the black card stock panel beneath it.   Added white dots to the sky area for stars and a few dots on the flourish at the bottom of the card stock to simulate flowers.


Used my Big Shot die cut machine and a texture plate to emboss the white panel.


Assembled card and added black ribbons and silver brads.


Added photo corners in black and white on the left side of the card to balance it out a bit.


Here is the finished card measuring 5″ x 6.5″.  This card is much more elegant in real life, where you can see the embossed white panel better.


I hope this tutorial has inspired you to expand your occasions card stash.

Until my next post. . . . . . . . . . . . .



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25 responses to “Wedding Day Cherish – Tutorial #199

  1. Beautiful Wedding card. The lucky couple that recieves this will be thrilled. :)

  2. Absolutely gawgus! It was reassuring to learn that you too sometimes don’t like the look of a choice of ink. Appreciate the hint on how to correct that. I am in awe at your ability to combine two sets and create such lovely pieces! Thanks again Michelle. We don’t have little people at home either and I don’t need to eat my way through any kind of chocolate! Our day was together and it was good.

  3. I love this card, as I love all of your cards! Thank you so much for your time and tutorials. They are all so terrific!
    Hugs, Leslie

  4. Oh I love it!Amazing.. I love that stamped image. The way you complete the card is also amazing… Wow! Learning a lot from your tutorials.

  5. Michelle,

    This card is beyond amazing! I don’t have either one of those sets, but you are making me ache for them! Great job!!


  6. I love your techniques and step-by-step enties. I’ve been thinking of trying them out but I’m a little scared of doing so. Is there a reasurrance I can have that I will not mess up my whole card? I mean I see how you do it, but the few times I’ve tried it, it doesn’t look like yours at all and I end messing everything up and my cardstock too thin. Maybe I’m using the wrong one?

  7. that is great! top job

  8. a real beauty :)) your a champ ;)) xx

  9. Now I wish I knew someone who was getting married so I can make this great card. Perhaps it can be used for an anniversary as well. It is so imaginative and beautiful.

  10. WOW! WOW! WOW! This is GORGEOUS!

  11. Just beautiful as always you just amaze me!!

  12. Really beautiful.

  13. What an AMAZING card! I LOVE it!

  14. Lovely card, Michelle!

  15. Shelly Schmidt

    Wonderful wedding card- Nancy has this set- i will have to borrow it! I am the opposite- as you know from seeing my pantry-I make cards and cannot give them away or send them out……… I miss the little ones and the baskets at the holidays- we went to Ky, and had a nice visit with my parents and my brother. My brother has little ones-(2 and 5), so we had a delightful time watching them hunt for Easter Eggs! I put $$$ in them instead of candy thinking that would encourage the older ones to participate, but it did not work. Back in Wheaton and it is 35 and raining…….

  16. Girl what you can do with a stamp is just mind blowing to me :), I just love what you did with this stamp, this card is gorgeous. And I am so grateful you go into so much detail for us.

  17. Wow Michelle, I really like this wedding image you created! It’s so earthy and outdoorsy, and still romantic; exactly how my own wedding was four and a half years ago! Thanks for sharing!!

    Karen from Michigan

  18. What a beautiful wedding card. So impressive. Thanks for sharing the tutorial with us!

  19. Evelyn----Ks.stamper

    Michelle this is so beautiful. I have the SU set, but not the bride and groom but have one that I think might work, off to see what I can come up with. Thanks so much for all your tutorials love them.

  20. Very nice!!!

  21. As always, you rock my world! :) It’s awesome to see you come up with designs that I wouldn’t ever come up with. I *love* this idea… and I think I can make something similar with what I have on hand. Woo Hoo!

  22. This card is just beautiful. You are so talented.
    Love, Lin

  23. This is one of my favorite cards you’ve made – but I think I say that with each one!

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