"May your Happily Ever After begin with a beautiful today"
First off, this card is for 3 challenges:
- Sunday Stamper-Week 163 - Build Me Up Buttercup. Hels has asked us to build our own flower embellishment.
- Our Vintage Affair. The July challenge is a card or altered item done in a Wedding theme and of course, vintage.
- MMM Challenge 7 - Vintage Shabby Chic, Torn or Crumpled
- DP is Butterfly Garden Collection pack. For you locals, I bought it at Carsand-Mosher
- border lace, pearls, & tulle from Michael's
- the flower is made from the same DP, using Tim Holtz Tattered Florals die as the base, then tearing circles of DP, for the top two layers. Flower edges were inked with Distress Ink, Vintage Photo, folded up a bit, and glittered up with Distress Stickles in Tattered Rose and Scattered Straw. Before gluing to card I arranged some tulle on card, and then attached flower.
- the butterfly was cut out from same paper and popped up; glittered up with Distress Stickles Tattered Rose
- Nesties Petite Ovals Large
- photo corner punch
- sentiment stamp is from Stampin' Up! the Ever After set.
- the Vintage Bride & Groom image is from this site: BlissTree. It looks like it originally came from this site: Chicks57 on Flickr, but it doesn't appear to be there anymore.
- folded some tulle around photo and tucked underneath photo and then glued down onto card.
I hate math. I had problems all through school with math and numbers. When I make cards, I kind of wing-it or eyeball the sizes. "If it ain't crooked, it ain't handmade" is what I always say!
So, I have problems with envelopes; my cards don't fit most of the time. I know, I do have a Scor-Pal, and someday I will figure out how to make envelopes. This is why I married an engineer! He's good with numbers. Maybe I'll get him to figure it out for me!
Anyway, I found these bags. They are perfect and I like the look of them. They are not like the lunch bags you buy at the Supermarket; they don't have expandable bottoms. I can't say where I "found" them. Let's just say, when I toast my bagel in the cafeteria at work, they have a basket with bags to put your bagels in.
Have a look:
You can decorate them to match your card, and I think they are vintage looking. I used the Spellbinders Fancy Tags die, so you can write the bride and grooms names. Punched a hole with my slot punch and added ribbon. Better than an envelope!
Here's a good video. Billy Idol singing "White Wedding". Great "get-up-and-dance" song! Great exercise! Sing along if you want to! You know you do!
Thanks for stopping by! Have a look around and leave a comment before you go! Have a great week and stay cool!
I'm very excited and honoured! This card was chosen as one of the Top 3 in the MMM Challenge 7 - Vintage, Shabby Chic, Torn or Crumpled! Thank you so much, and to Jacqueline for an awesome challenge!