All these samples are made using the Joanna Sheen Lace stamps
(1) This first card is a folded piece of Black A4 card, folded along 2 DL scored lines. I have seen this idea for a heart flap on the web so decided to create my own, so I drew a heart template and used it to cut out the heart on the front flap on the black card. Then I cut another heart from some lovely pearly card but before I glued it to the front, I punched a small hole for the ribbon to poke through near the edge on the side and another hole at the same height level on the right side of the middle part. I also punched another hole on the black heart at the same level again,ready to thread the ribbon back inside.
I printed out the details of the wedding onto some Ivoy paper cutting both this and a blank piece to the same size to fit in the panels. I stamped the Lace border along the top with black Ink then stuck them inside. Once I had done that I threaded the black ribbon making sure it is level and only then did I stick the Ivory pearly heart onto the front securing the ribbon and it looks neat, plus the ribbon over the middle panel means that extra printed instructions or other info can be added and stay neatly in place. I also added little pockets, these are cut to size a bit narrower, stamped and embossed with white powder, I edged mine with more black ribbon and stuck down with foam pads around the edges creating a pocket. All the black card on the pockets and the right flap have pinstripes that I made with a stardust pen.
(2) This is a 6 x 6" cream card with the inside pockets added with foam pads. The front panel is the small flower stamp on the Live each moment Lace stamp sheet stamped and embossed white onto a piece of black card. Then I layed a piece of Ivory spiderweb netting on the top and taping it on the back to hold it in place. I stamped the Lace border onto black card with white embossing powder, cut out and added it to the panel, after I added a strip of black ribbon, I glued it to the front of the card. I made a simple cream Rose to the ribbon. The Letters for Invitation on the fron are die cut with cream card using Tim Holtz Decorative Typeset Strip Alphabets die.
Inside I added a black card panel. Then I cut a piece of cream card the same width, stamped both the Lace Corners , trimmed to the shape then matt and layered onto black card and stuck it down with foam pads on the edges. I printed out the information, stamped the lace borders along the tops, added the black ribbon bow to finish it.
(3) This invitation used the Goals you reach stamp sheet. Again it is 6 x 6" cream card. I used an embossing folder on vellum to create the top panel. The lacey strip is also stamped onto vellum and cut out then stuck onto the embossed panel with thin DST, I added the red ribbon folding it round the edges and stuck it as one panel onto the card. The Wedding invitation was stamped onto vellum with Mahogany distress ink and embossed with clear embossing powder.
Inside, again like the previous invite, I added a panel with rounded corners. To get the exact border I used Mahogany distress ink to colour the edges of a panel and used that to mount the cream cut out panel onto and then timmed it. I stamped 2 of the corner lace stamps onto vellum cutting the corner edges a bit bigger I scored and folded inwards, rounded the corners then I added pinflair to the folded pieces sticking them down lining them up to the edges. Then I printed out the info, stamped the lace border onto each piece with Mahogany distress ink, rounded the corners again and popped them in the pockets once the pinflair was completely dry.
(4) This card invitation used the corner stamped onto a panel and embossed with white in each corner, then inked with Antique linen distress ink, then matt and layered onto red card leaving a panel at the bottom where I used a border punch. The layered panel and the words are also stamped, embossed and inked the same way. Pretty spoty ivory ribbon around the panel and as a bow were added then I glued everything to the card base.
The inside panel is a printout with the info and a printed border. I used the edge of the corner lace stamp to create the borders down the sides.. again with white embossing powder and inked with Antique linen ink.
(5) This card used the Take one step Lace stamp sheet. On other invites I've made before (with pressed flowers) I have used a piece of long card to fold this type of card, but I don't have any large white card sheets, so I used 2 6 x 6" cards stuck together creating 3 sides. I cut one side to create the bottom flap.I used a pale green/grey colour thin card to add the panels shown.. The front raised piece has tiny white polka dots which I thought looked pretty. I used both the hearts and the border from the stamp sheet on the front and inside
For the lacey heart on the printed panels, I stamped with versamark and used chalk to colour, I didn't have the right colour so scraped the dust of a few colours mixing them until I was happy with the shade and dusted the stamped image with a brush.
(6) This last card used the border from the sheet. I stamped and embossed it with white powder 4 times then inked with blue distress ink, cut them all out. On the 8x8" card, I glued a piece of white spider web netting cut to 6 x 6" in the middle of the net. The middle can be anything, decoupage, a photo, a sentiment... I chose to use a Rose I made. first I stuck down the borders using only 3 segmants from each border arranged as shown. Then I added the rose in the middle. 3 pearls in 2 corners balanced the words in the other corners. I added a few punched butterflies too.
Thank you for visiting my blog today, I hope I've inspired someone to have a go at using the Lace stamps to create your own invititions and cards.
See you soon