Today, I’m going to share how I put together this layered wedding shower card.
Here are the list of ingredients:
- Bristol paper or cardstock that can handle watercolors – I used 6″ x 6″ Bristol paper
- A few pieces of colored cardstock – I used gray, a light pink, a dark pink and yellow
- Flower petal hole punches – I used two here. You can use 1 if you want!
- Glue that dries clear – I’m using Designer Dries Clear by Art Institute
- Hot glue gun
- A scrap piece of ribbon
- 3 pearl beads, or any large beads
- Silver glitter – I used Art Institute glitter #83 Ultrafine Opaque glitter in Silver
- Little acrylic pebbles for beads of water. They are flat on one side and rounded on the other – “Dew Drops” #ddec12 Water on the Robin’s Nest website
- 1 piece of vellum paper or a vellum envelope you can cut up
- 1 gray colored pencil or just a regular pencil
I started with a little sketch of my design and sketched out an umbrella and the birds onto the Bristol paper.
Next, I water colored some very easy flowers onto one sheet of Bristol, made an umbrella, two little birds and a circular background with a branch for one of the birds to sit on.
After all the water color dried, I used a gray pastel pencil to quickly outline the flowers, the birds and a little bit on the umbrella.
I then cut out each little element and then decided where I was going to put them. Leaving room for the 3 flowers and little banners that I’ll be adding at the end.
I then outlined the circle in a layer of glue and put silver glitter on it. I also added some diagonal dashed glue lines that represent rain in the background. That got some silver glitter, too.
After that all dried, I used a hot glue gun to put all the elements on top of the flower background. The hot glue gives each piece a little “lift” because the glue sets quickly and doesn’t dry flat if you refrain from pushing on it. You could use glue dots, too… but I found this to be very easy.
I put down the circle, then the little umbrella, then each bird. I then added that little bow to the top of the umbrella and finally got to work on the flowers. Each flower has 3 layers of petals. The petals were made using a paper punch. The final touch on this step was to add the little dew drops to the umbrella and one on each flower.
I then glued down some little plastic pearl beads I had laying around into the center of the flowers. The last thing I did was hand write “A gift…” and “for your shower!” on two strips of vellum paper using a fine tip sharpie. I cut those out and folded them into little banners and cut the edges with a little V cut.
And it was raining most of the day, which was sort of perfect!
Hope everyone has a great week! Lots more glitter projects and some new card designs coming soon!