A card for a Swedish summer wedding

Today it’s the national day of Sweden and I want to show you a summer wedding card that shows a couple in a typical Swedish landscape. I will also show you how beautiful it is to “paint” with embossing powder. 

  • Type of project: card
  • Occasion: wedding
  • Style: whimsical
  • Techniques used: heat embossing, stamping, ink blending, stenciling
  • Decoration: chipboard, diecuts
  • Main colour: blue, yellow
  • Media used: Distress ink, embossing powder
  • Equipment used: stencils, dies


I love creating landscapes using inkblending, stencils and silhouette stamps. I start doing the background; the green hill, the yellow field, the sea and the sky. Stenciling clouds in the sky.

Then I stamp the trees and the emboss them in white so they look like birches. Then I stamp the couple and the cat. The original stamp has wings on the couple, they’re fairies but I masked them out.

In the last layer I stamp the yellow flowers and foliage, embossing the yellow parts.

Last but not least I sprinkle different colors of embossing powder to match the background or in the leaves of the birch. This I do to ad sparkle, structure and shine to the landscape. I heat it from underneath. You must try this creative way of using embossing powder without any adhesive. Look how cool it is. It makes the sea glitter and makes the field more alive.

I draw a frame with a pen, hang a banner over the couple with their names and some doves holding it and a chipboard heart in between. I use glossy accent on the banner to make it pop up a bit.