Wedding card with flamingos!

A step by step tutorial on a fun wedding card with flamingos!

Who said that the winter is not a good time for weddings! Last week we were asked to make a card for a wedding. And we thought that we should make a fun and colorful one! Winter can be fun and colorful too you know!


The background

So for the color pallette we decided to go with bright warm colors. Bright orange and hot pink! It’s a combination that reminds you of exotic sunsets at the beach! But we thought we could make it work for a winter wedding card! So for the card base choose a simple white cardstock. This way you will be free to play with your vibrant colors on it. Make a panel from the bright orange paper slightly smaller than the card base. And then make an even smaller one out of an orange pattern paper. This way you will create a monochromatic yet interesting background.


The focal point

The lovely flamingos will be the focal point of this card. So use a flamingo die to cut two out of the hot pink paper. To create the scene you will need two mirror flamingos looking at each other. To achieve that effect just flip the one on its back. To make the flamingos stand out even more just place them on a piece of vellum paper. This way you will make them pop without covering up your beautiful background pattern paper. And since this is a wedding card and love is all around, create a heart out of the vellum to put the flamingos on top!


The sentiment

Now for the sentiment we wanted to create a fun effect. Use a “congratulations” die to cut the word. To give a little dimension cut it two times and stack the words perfectly on top of each other. At this point we realised that we needed something pink on the card to match with the flamingos and keep everything in balance. So we die-cut the word “congratulations” once again, but this time out of the pink paper. We stack it on the back of the other two words but not perfectly aligned. So this way you are able to see the pink die-cut just a bit and it creates the illusion of a drop shadow! Adhere it on the card with a tiny bit of a liquid glue and the card is ready!! So what do you think? Is it winter appropriate?!!

Thank you all for stopping by! Have a wonderful and crafty day!


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