PTI | One Layer Stamped & Die Cut Wedding Congratulations Cards by Yana Smakula. Video Tutorial

PTI | One Layer Wedding Congratulations Cards

Hello, friends! Welcome back for another episode from my monthly video tutorial for Papertrey Ink from the “In The Studio with Yana” video series. I am sharing video tutorials on the 24th of each month, this is my 4th video, you can catch previous episodes here.

PTI | One Layer Stamped & Die Cut Wedding Congratulations Cards by Yana Smakula. Video Tutorial

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VIDEO TUTORIAL

Today I’m sharing one layer, mail-friendly wedding congratulations cards featuring a simple window design and drop shadow stamping. Watch my video tutorial below or on Youtube:

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CARD DETAILS

I started working on my projects by stamping heart wreath from the To Have & To Hold stamp set in Tropical Teal and Ripe Avocado inks onto A2 side folding note cards.

PTI | One Layer Stamped & Die Cut Wedding Congratulations Cards by Yana Smakula. Video Tutorial

I picked this particular stamp set for my cards because of it’s coordinating dies. The dies include not only the outer cut edge for the heart, but also the inner cut edge allowing us to cut the image out in 3 different ways.

To create a sentiment for this project I went with “So Happy For You. Congratulations!” message from the Bold & Beautiful Sentiments set. I stamped sentiments with the help of a stamp positioner and not only stamped them on the front, but also on the inside of the card making sure to maintain exact placement.

PTI | One Layer Stamped & Die Cut Wedding Congratulations Cards by Yana Smakula. Video Tutorial

To Have & To Hold set has a number of tiny florals and leaves that can be used to dress up the wreath. There are also coordinating dies available allowing us to cut these images out and pop onto the wreath. I wanted to step outside the box and use these in a different way.

PTI | One Layer Stamped & Die Cut Wedding Congratulations Cards by Yana Smakula. Video Tutorial

Why not turn an outline shape into a solid one? Using small flowers and leaves I stamped images inside the heart shape using same ink colors to create the illusion of a solid floral heart. You can also reverse this idea and stamp tiny shapes outside the heart outline and keep the inside white.

PTI | One Layer Stamped & Die Cut Wedding Congratulations Cards by Yana Smakula. Video Tutorial

After my stamping was done I walked away from my cards for about 10-20 minutes. This allowed the ink to dry completely. I needed the ink to be bone dry to ensure I would have clean heat embossing.

PTI | One Layer Stamped & Die Cut Wedding Congratulations Cards by Yana Smakula. Video Tutorial

I prepped my stamped card front for heat embossing with the help of an anti static powder tool, replaced it back into my MISTI, moved it up just a fraction of an inch and stamped the sentiment once again but using clear embossing ink. After adding gold embossing powder I heat set it and was left with a beautiful gold heat embossed image with a black drop shadow effect.

It’s best to shamp the shadow first and do heat embossing later (versus doing heat embossing and adding a shadow) as embossing powder creates a sleek surface that’s unable to absorb the ink. Therefore if you add a shadow after you heat emboss the image part of the ink will sit on heat embossing and you will run the risk of smearing it and ruining your project.

PTI | One Layer Stamped & Die Cut Wedding Congratulations Cards by Yana Smakula. Video TutorialAt this point the card design already looks fantastic and you can keep it as is. I however, wanted to step mine up, so I used a coordinating die and cut the inside of the heart out to create a window in the front panel. I re-adhered the die cut heart on the inside of the card to continue the design.

PTI | One Layer Stamped & Die Cut Wedding Congratulations Cards by Yana Smakula. Video Tutorial

I’d like to encourage you to pull out your stamps and inks and create identical or similar projects! Have fun stamping!

SUPPLIES

I’m listing the products I used below. Click on the link to go directly to the product. Where available I use compensated affiliate links which means if you make a purchase I receive a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you so much for your support!

PTI To Have & To Hold Stamp Set
PTI To Have & To Hold Stamp Set
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PTI To Have & To Hold Die
PTI To Have & To Hold Die
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PTI Bold & Beautiful Stamp Set
PTI Bold & Beautiful Stamp Set
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PTI Perfect Match True Black - Inkpad
PTI Perfect Match True Black – Inkpad
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PTI Perfect Match Ripe Avocado - Inkpad
PTI Perfect Match Ripe Avocado – Inkpad
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PTI Perfect Match Tropical Teal - Inkpad
PTI Perfect Match Tropical Teal – Inkpad
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Spellbinders Platinum Die Cutting Machine
Spellbinders Platinum Die Cutting Machine
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Hero Arts Heat Embossing Gun PW200
Hero Arts Heat Embossing Gun PW200
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Neenah 110 Lb Solar White Cardstock
Neenah 110 Lb Solar White Cardstock
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Misti Stamping Tool
Misti Stamping Tool
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Hero Arts Gold Embossing Powder PW100
Hero Arts Gold Embossing Powder PW100
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Versamark Watermark Emboss Ink Pad
Versamark Watermark Emboss Ink Pad
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ScraPerfect Crafting Pouch
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EZ Runner Grand - Permanent
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EZ Runner Grand - Permanent - Refill
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9 Comments

    1. WOW! Beautiful! LOVE the color — especially the teal. The mirroring of the inside of the card to the outside of the card is really interesting and different. And I really like the stamping around the “C” in “congratulations”. So very beautiful!! Thanks, Yana.

    1. P.S. I can see using the wreath for a Christmas card!!!

    1. This is a lovely card for any special occasion, Yana. Cutting out the inner heart is a great idea as is the slightly off set heat embossed sentiment. As for all the little stamped pieces for adding to the heart and sentiment–It’s another good way to continue the creating. Thanks for sharing the card and the video.

    1. Absolutely gorgeous cards!! I love the colours you used. Your video tutorial is fabulous too. Thanks for sharing

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