How to Create a Layered Wedding Card With Stenciling

Stenciling on pattern paper adds depth, dimension and interest.

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How to Create a Layered Wedding Card With Stenciling
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Let's create this pretty 5" x 7" wedding card with Graphic 45's Time To Celebrate collection. See supply list for details.

Let's create this pretty 5" x 7" wedding card with Graphic 45's Time To Celebrate collection. See supply list for details.

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We'll also use Distress Inks and blending tools to color the edges of the papers and for the stenciling.

We'll also use Distress Inks and blending tools to color the edges of the papers and for the stenciling.

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Gather the chipboard pieces and papers. (Measurements in the following steps.)

Gather the chipboard pieces and papers. (Measurements in the following steps.)

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Cut a 4 1/2" x 6 1/2" piece of the 12 x 12 Congratulations paper. Rub Cracked Pistachio Distress ink through the stencil onto your paper.

Cut a 4 1/2" x 6 1/2" piece of the 12 x 12 Congratulations paper. Rub Cracked Pistachio Distress ink through the stencil onto your paper.

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You only have to do the right side like this.

You only have to do the right side like this.

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Shift the stencil down and to the right just a bit, then trace through the stencil with a Cracked Pistachio Distress marker to create drop shadows.

Shift the stencil down and to the right just a bit, then trace through the stencil with a Cracked Pistachio Distress marker to create drop shadows.

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This is the effect you should get.

This is the effect you should get.

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From 8 x 8 Party Perfect, cut a 4 3/4" x 6 3/4" piece. Cut out the bride from 8 x 8 Congratulations. From Time To Celebrate, cut apart butterflies, flower & the bride & groom. Other measures to come.

From 8 x 8 Party Perfect, cut a 4 3/4" x 6 3/4" piece. Cut out the bride from 8 x 8 Congratulations. From Time To Celebrate, cut apart butterflies, flower & the bride & groom. Other measures to come.

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Cut an ivory card base for a 5" x 7" card. Adhere the Party Perfect paper.

Cut an ivory card base for a 5" x 7" card. Adhere the Party Perfect paper.

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Adhere the stenciled piece next.

Adhere the stenciled piece next.

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From the patterns & solids paper, cut a polka dot strip 1/2" x 6" and another 3/4" x 6" using the solid side as a mat. Cut black/lace strip from Time To Celebrate. Lattice punch a 2" wide stripe.

From the patterns & solids paper, cut a polka dot strip 1/2" x 6" and another 3/4" x 6" using the solid side as a mat. Cut black/lace strip from Time To Celebrate. Lattice punch a 2" wide stripe.

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Cut two pieces of solid pink side of patterns and solids to create mats for the bride and bride/groom cut-outs.

Cut two pieces of solid pink side of patterns and solids to create mats for the bride and bride/groom cut-outs.

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Ink edges of cut-outs then shape for dimension by folding wings and cupping leaves.

Ink edges of cut-outs then shape for dimension by folding wings and cupping leaves.

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Assemble the card front as shown, adding some chipboard pieces to upper left.

Assemble the card front as shown, adding some chipboard pieces to upper left.

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Tie a 10" piece of seam binding through the chipboard tag and tie a bow. Do the same with waxed twine into the chipboard button. Use foam tape to raise certain pieces for added dimension.

Tie a 10" piece of seam binding through the chipboard tag and tie a bow. Do the same with waxed twine into the chipboard button. Use foam tape to raise certain pieces for added dimension.

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Here's a closer look.

Here's a closer look.

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You can add adhesive pearls to dress up the card even more.

You can add adhesive pearls to dress up the card even more.

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Don't forget the inside of the card. Use the leftover papers and cut-aparts.

Don't forget the inside of the card. Use the leftover papers and cut-aparts.

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Ink edges and adhere to inside of card.

Ink edges and adhere to inside of card.

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You're card is done!  For more projects and inspiration, please visit my blog at AnnettesCreativeJourney.blogspot.com

You're card is done! For more projects and inspiration, please visit my blog at AnnettesCreativeJourney.blogsā€¦

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