Dinosaur Wedding Stationery by Jackie Banham

 

 

You will need:

  • Shaving Foam
  • A4 Storage Box
  • Wooden Skewer
  • Alcohol Inks
  • White Card
  • Sizzix Dies Prehistoric, Merry Moose and Retro Repeat Mixed Media
  • Sizzix Embossing Folder 3D – Woven
  • Banner Die
  • Thin Black Cord
  • Blue Foiled Card For Layering
  • Odd Bits Of Pink, Blue and Green Card for Dinosaurs
  • Parchment Paper
  • PC for Text
  • Alphabet Dies
  • Sizzix Cracker Die
  • Yellow Ribbon
  • Gems
  • Fine Liner Pen
  • Foam Pads

 

Shaving Foam Backgrounds 

  1. Squirt the shaving foam into the storage box covering an area big enough for your white card 11.5cm x 15cm.
  2. Even the shaving foam out using a wooden skewer.
  3. Using three different coloured alcohol inks, drip into the foam.
  4. Swirl the ink in the foam with the skewer to mix the colours. Be careful not to over mix as you will just have a dirty looking mess.
  5. When satisfied with the colour distribution, lay a piece of your white card onto the foam. Press firmly to transfer the inks onto the card, then peel away the foam. If happy with the result, clean the foam from the card. The ink pattern will be left on the card.
  6. Place to one side to dry.
  7. You can do another print with what remains in the foam or add more ink and repeat.
  8. The foam can be used many times before being replenished.
  9. Make enough backgrounds for all your stationery.

 

Save the Date

  1. Place a 11cm x 14.5cm background into the embossing folder and pass through your machine.
  2. Cut down to 10.5cm x 14cm.
  3. Cut the T-Rex from blue foil card and construct
  4. Choose a font on your PC to print on a sheet of parchment. Type the following information – Save the Date, date of the wedding, name of those getting married, wedding invitation and menu.
  5. Space and size your working on the A4 parchment leaving plenty of room between each. Then print.
  6. Cut the strip with the date and name together across the page. This will be used as a wrap.
  7. Cut the “Save the Date” using the banner die. Cut a second banner die out of white card.
  8. Wrap the wording strip around the embossed foam inked background, close to the top, leaving around 0.5cm above. Glue the parchment to the back of the card.
  9. Punch a hole in both banner strips and tie the black cord through.
  10. Place the banner in the T-Rex’s mount and adhere.
  11. Cut a piece of blue foil card as the base for the foamed background, stick together placing the foamed background onto the foil card.
  12. Place the T-Rex topper on the card using foam pads, making sure all the wording is visible.
  13. Please a scrap waste start from the retro repeat mixed media die in the top right hand corner (On the parchment) and attach a gem to the centre of the star.

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Place Names

  1. Die cut the Stegosaurus in green card and construct.
  2. Die cut the retro repeat strip in white card.
  3. Die cut the place name from the alphabet dies.
  4. Cut a piece of the foam background 7.5cm x 10cm and fold in half so card measures 7.5cm x 5cm.
  5. Using the fine liner pen, zigzag around the edge of the folded card.
  6. Stick the retro strip onto the front of the folded card on the left hand side.
  7. Stick the name to the centre of the Stegosaurus.
  8. Adhere the Stegosaurus to the top of the folded card, using glue on the feet only.
  9. Place a scrap star from the retro repeat mixed media die in the top right hand corner. Attach a gem to the centre of the star.

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Menu/Wedding Breakfast

  1. Die cut the Brontosaurus and construct.
  2. Die cut the tree from the Merry Mouse die set and construct. Die cute the tree foliage again in green. Add a section of tree foliage to the Brontosaurus’s mouth.
  3. Insert a piece of foam background measuring 21cm x 15cm into your PC, making sure the patterned side will be printed on.
  4. Design the Menu and Wedding Invitation text on the PC so that each occupies half of the foam background and print.
  5. Cut in half, separating the two topper and save the wedding invitation until later.
  6. Using the fine liner pen, zigzag around the edge of the Menu card.
  7. Cut the Menu strip from the parchment paper, previously printed as above, so it wraps around the listed details on the foam background in portrait. You may need to fiddle with this a bit so that the courses are still visible on the background.
  8. Wrap the wording around the embossed foam inked background in portrait. Glue the parchment to the back of the card.
  9. Adhere the tree to the menu, positioning under the Brontosaurus and slightly overlapping the edge of the card.
  10. Adhere the Brontosaurus onto the card using foam pads.
  11. Cut off any overhanging Dinosaur.
  12. Place a scrap star from the retro repeat mixed media die in the top right hand corner (on the parchment). Attach a gem to the centre of the star.

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Wedding Invitation

  1. Die cut the T-Rex and construct
  2. Retrieve your printed Wedding Invitation from earlier and using the fine liner pen, zigzag around the edge of the printed card.
  3. Cut the Wedding Invitation strip from the parchment paper, previously printed above, so it wraps around the wedding details printed on the foam background. You may need to fiddle with this abit so that the details are still visible on the background.
  4. Wrap the wording around the foam inked background in portrait, glue the parchment to the back of the card.
  5. Cut a piece of blue foil card as the base for the foamed background. Stick together, placing the foamed background onto the foil card.
  6. Position the T-Rex on the invite using foam pads. Place a scrap waste star from the retro repeat mixed media die in the middle left of the menu. Attach a gem to the centre of the star.

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Wedding Favour Cracker

  1. Die cut the cracker in pearlescent card and reinforce the folds.
  2. Attach your snap to the centre of the deconstructed cracker.
  3. Glue the cracker tabs and attach to the open side, completing the cracker construction.
  4. Cut a piece of foam background long enough to wrap around the centre of the cracker leaving some of the blue visible at each end.
  5. Die cut this piece with the retro repeat strip of your choice.
  6. Using the fine liner pen, zigzag around the edge of this die cut centre piece.
  7. Adhere the die cut strip around the centre of the cracker.
  8. Cut two pieces of ribbon long enough to knot and leave nice ends.
  9. Tie one end only, insert your wedding favours into the open end and then tie.
  10. Place a scrap waste star from the retro repeat mixed media die at each centre of the ribbons. attach a gem to the centre of the star.

Hints and tips!

  1. The font I used is called Auttie Script.
  2. The shaving cream can be the cheapest you can find.
  3. I used wet glue throughout.
  4. Always design and print on paper first before you commit to printing on the parchment or the foam inked backgrounds.
  5. I distressed my dinosaurs using ink pads but you don’t have to do this.
  6. When printing the Menu and Wedding Invitation details, i justified the wording to the right and left, which kept space to place the dinosaurs.

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Thank you for reading!
Jackie Banham

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