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Happy wedding day card with Annemarijn

Hi! My name is Annemarijn, 26 years old and living the happy life in Amsterdam with my boyfriend and our two cats. I’m beyond excited because this is my first Design Team post for this blog and I made a very cute card for you today. As inspiration I used the mood board colors from this month. I love how bright and colorful this moodboard is so I had to use it. The card I made is a happy wedding day card with cute lawn fawn stuff. Because one of my crafty friends is getting married tomorrow. I’m going to tell you how I made the card.  First I stamped the veil and the hat from bicycle built for you with memento tuxedo black ink and then I masked them and stamped the mermaid and merman from mermaid for you on top of it. I removed the mask and stamped the other images. I also stamped some coral from mermaid for you with distress oxide abandoned coral . Then I cut the images and I colored everything with copic markers . For the mermaid I used some quickie glue pen and dipped her in pris
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