Friday, August 1, 2014

Mixed Media Wedding Card for Helmar

Weddings are such special occasions. I created this card for our cousin who will be married in a couple weeks. I've used Helmar Fabric Glue to adhere layers of lace onto the card and show how I arranged and adhered the circle of lace beneath the flower.

Wedding Card

Tips and Techniques
In the past, I would have stitched the edge of the lace to gather before placing on the card. Instead, I've used Helmar Fabric Glue to arrange, position and adhere. I squeezed out some glue in the center of the doily as shown.

Next, I bunched the edge of the lace together with my fingers to form a half medallion and set it into the Helmar Fabric Glue. This adhesive works perfectly because it gives me time to work with the lace and position it just right, then sets within a minute or so to hold it in place. 

Before adhering the paper doily in place, I adhered a strip of lace across the card using Helmar Fabric Glue, just down the center of the lace where it would not be visible on the finished card. Then once the doily and lace medallion were in place, I adhered the smaller scalloped lace and ribbon roses using more of the Helmar Fabric Glue.

I've been working on cleaning out my scrappy area and had thrown some scraps of white cardstock into the trash. As I was designing this card, I decided to rescue those scraps to create my focal flower using the Sizzix Tattered Florals Die (Tim Holtz). I adhered the flower layers together using Helmar Super-Tac EVA Glue. If you're looking for stamens to use for handcrafted flower centers, check out the wedding floral department of your local craft store.

I know, I know - It looks like I've covered up most of that lace medallion I created; however, the layers add so much lovely dimension as seen here, and the card just wouldn't be the same without those details. 

Because I have created a mixed media background, most of my other elements such as the bow, flower, and die cut leaves are adhered with Helmar 450 Quick Dry Adhesive.

The base of my card front is a piece of patterned cardstock weight paper that I gessoed, painted. stenciled, stitched and distressed. After decorating I adhered it to my card base using Helmar Premium Craft Glue.

Helmar Products

Other Products
GCD Studios by Donna Salazar ~ Spring in Bloom 12 x 12 pad
Cardstock, white
Glossy Cardstock ~ white
Petaloo ~ CMC Canterbery Spray, white
Stamen - can be found in the wedding floral department of your craft store
Hug Snug ~ Seam Binding, white (Really Reasonable Ribbon)
Lace and Vintage Lace ~ Stash
White Thread
Liquitex ~ Gesso, white, clear
Caran D'Ache ~ Neocolor II
Grumbacher ~ Academy Artists' Watercolors
Golden ~ Light Molding Paste
Martha Stewart Crafts ~ Stencils, Eyelet Lace
DCWV ~ Template, EM-011-000010
Sizzix by Tim Holtz ~ Tattered Florals Die
3 Tailed Chrysanthemum Cut File ~ Silhouette Store Image
Doily Cut file ~ Created from PixelScrapper Image
Zutter by Donna Salazar ~ Distrezz-it-All
Martha Stewart ~ Mini Score Board
Sizzix ~ Big Shot
Silhouette ~ Cameo
Darice ~ Heat Tool
Viking ~ Designer 1 Sewing Machine

Thanks for stopping by today! I treasure your comments.

~ Blessings ~


  1. This is such a beautiful card! I absolutely love all of your work.

  2. Tracey, your card is breath taking and I am sure that the couple that is getting married will cherish this beautiful piece of art.

  3. Hi Tracey, love your card it is so elegant :)

  4. Hi Tracey
    I love this style, its so chic and the color and handmade flower is beautiful.
    You give me a lot of inspiration.
    Greetings, Danoesja

  5. Oh my goodness it's gorgeous!! I need to see if our Michaels has that fabric adhesive.

  6. This is sooooooo gorgeous! LOVING that flower!!!!!!!!

  7. Wow!!! A stunning card Tracey!! Beautiful colour (I love blue and white together) and so elegant!! Love this so much!! ox

  8. Tracey what a gorgeous wedding card. I love the blue color design with white, and the flower arrangement with all the other deco and laces are looking fantastic.

  9. Tracey these card is an absolutely dream. The colors and arrangement of laces, seam binding and flower are stunning. I like the paper too. Great creation.
    Best regards Petra


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