Hometown Greetings Wedding Card

We stampers love our layered city dies – they just keep getting better and better.  I’ve been using the Bethlehem Edgelits Dies a lot this year (you can see those projects here and here) a lot this year, but I’ve yet to create with the Hometown Greetings Edgelits Dies.  Today’s the day!  Any my card is not a Christmas card.  Here’s my sweet-and-simple wedding card:

Hometown Greetings Edgelits, Blooms & Wishes, Stampin' Up!, Brian KingMy card is inspired by two online challenges – the colors are from this week’s Just Add Ink challenge, and the layout is inspired by Allison Okamitsu’s CASE the Designer challenge at the Global Design Project.  Here are the banners for these challenges:

Stampin' Up! Color Inspiration: Lemon Lime Twist, Dapper Denim, Pool Party

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  • Hearts Come Home Bundle.  There are so many great bundles in Stampin’ Up!’s 2017 Holiday Catalog!  The Hearts Come Home is one of the standouts.  The sentiments in this set are DIVINE for the Holidays, but this isn’t a Christmas card, so I didn’t use the stamps – but you should still get them.  In the middle of all the homes and buildings in these layered dies, there’s a beautiful church – perfect for Christmas OR for wedding congratulations.  Here’s a look at the components of this super-fun bundle:  Hearts Come Home Bundle, Stapmin' Up! 146068And here’s a great video by Stampin’ Up! that shows you how versatile these dies are:

  • Layering the Edgelits Die.  While the dies in this bundle are meant to layer over top of one another, I used a small part of one die and cropped it three times for one, single look.  I cropped the church and little tree once with Thick Whisper White, once with Lemon Lime Twist and once with Crumb Cake.  I snipped off the little pieces from the Lemon Lime Twist and Crumb Cake pieces and layered them over the Thick Whisper White cutouts.  I glued those down and then cropped the image with an oval die from the Layering Ovals.  I simply glued that over a Pool Party cutout of the same oval for a perfect fit.
  • A Base of Best Wishes.  I love the repetition of the sentiment along Allison’s GDP card.  Her card inspired to me to create a panel of the repeated “Best Wishes” sentiment from Blooms & Wishes (what a gorgeous scripted sentiment!).  I created a lower panel on this card with these repeated sentiments.  Here’s a closer look:Hometown Greetings Edgelits, Blooms & Wishes, Stampin' Up!, Brian King

Stamp Sets:  Blooms & Wishes  Papers:  Pool Party, Dapper Denim, Lemon Lime Twist, Thick Whisper White, Crumb Cake  Inks:  Dapper Denim  Accessories:  Hometown Greetings Edgelits Dies, Layering Ovals Framelits Dies, Stampin’ Dimensionals

I hope you’ll pop over to the Just Add Ink site and to the Global Design Project site to see the cards by the design team members and to play along with this week’s challenge.

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  1. Genius Brian!

  2. I adore how you isolated the church from the dies and the layering of “best wishes” in the background is divine!

  3. As always, another cute and creative card. Love how you show us how versatile the dies can be. Thanks for sharing your creativity with us daily.

  4. wow, would never have thought of this…awesome wedding card!

  5. Very clever & creative card. TFS.

  6. What a grand idea, and you found the perfect script font!

  7. Your card is so cute and I like that you are showing the versatility of this set .

  8. A beautiful card! And I love the unexpected colors.

  9. This is simply wonderful! I adore how you layered the colors of the die! And the sentiment on the background is just so sweet!!! Love it so much!!!

  10. I love the repeated stamping too! Sweet card with the perfect twist of Lemon-Lime!

  11. This is fabulous Brian! I love that you’ve used the dies to create such a gorgeous scene and your angled, repeating sentiment is a brilliant design element too. Thanks for sharing with us at Just Add Ink this week.

    • Thanks so much, Jan! I appreciate your kind words – and the fun color combination at Just Add Ink. This was a fun card to put together, and I’m so glad you like it.

  12. I love this Brian

  13. This is a sweet and simple card – lovely dies. I really like the way you have used the wording in the back ground, it subtle and elegant. Chantell Just Add Ink

  14. I love this card! What a great way to use those edgelits!

  15. Gorgeous, Brian. I love how vibrant your card is with the bright white oval & church. Thanks for sharing with us at Just Add Ink this week. x

    • Thanks so much, Patrice! This was a fun challenge – so glad I could create this card with the colors your team chose. It certainly wouldn’t have turned out the same without your inspiration. What fun!

  16. Stunning card Brian. I love the idea of using these framelits for so much more then just Christmas. Actually with our current marriage equality debate raging in Australia at the moment, you have given a me an idea for a card. So thank you for joining us this week at JAI and thank you for the inspiration too!!

    • Yay! I’m so glad to have inspired you, Chloe. I’ve read about this issue in Australia – such a crazy way to approach a social issue. Thanks for the fun challenge this week.

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