Diorama Wedding Card

Diorama Wedding Card

When asked if I would design a special wedding card for an acquaintance of my sister, I quickly agreed, before really knowing what she wanted. I guess I love a challenge! After a brief phone conversation and texts to learn more about this wedding taking place in a botanical garden, I followed up with a picture of a mock-up to make sure I was on the right track. The finished card had to include a silhouette of the bride and groom with their dogs.(This silhouette was also being used on the cake topper.)  I am happy to say that she loved it, and I was off to complete the project. So here it is.

The card front

On the front of the card I used an embossing folder from the SU Sale-a-bration catalog, along with some retired Irresistible Designer Series Paper. Two hearts were punched out, decorated, and popped up on dimensionals. The sentiment is from the Rose Wonder stamp set and accompanying die. Some ribbon and flower dies complete the front of the card.

When you open the card, the Diorama pops open to reveal a wedding scene. The pop-out diorama panel was embossed with the SU Woodland embossing folder. The branches and some of the flowers were die cut from the Seasonal Layers thinlits, and others from the retired Botanical Blooms set. The scene in the background was stamped (from the Mediterranean Moments stamp set) on the inside front of the card before adhering the diorama panel to the inside. And lastly, the silhouette of the bride, groom and dogs, which I cut out using my sister’s Cricut Maker, was added by adhering it to a small square of card stock that was glued to the inside of the card base.

The inside top of card


Finally I would like to thank Frances Martin for this idea. She has a tutorial on making an A2 diorama, using a different embossing folder, but the process for making this 5″ x 6 1/2″ card is basically the same.


Special note, because the card size is larger than an A2 card, it would not fit through the Big Shot to be embossed. So, I took a large mallet to the embossing folder to emboss the panel. Another method, I learned about later, is to run a heavy rolling pin over the folder to emboss it. Even though it didn’t emboss as deeply as if it was run through the Big Shot, it was still deep enough for this project.

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