1. Something that causes problems or misery
2. Something that causes ruin
Also: a DC Comics Super Villain
I just wanted to make sure that the following sentence is correct:
Aaaagggghhhhhh!!! Wedding cards!!! They are the bane of my card making existence!
#1 - Check! YES they cause problems AND misery
#2 - Check! Wedding cards always require a MULLIGAN - sometimes parts of the card - frequently all of the card
My new mantra will be: Wedding cards are the super villains of card making!
My sister Gail requested a card for our niece's upcoming nuptials. Luckily she knew what she wanted. I made the card and put it in the "Omaha Stack of Stuff" for my next trip to Nebraska. Then my blood ran cold as I realized I TOO would need a card for the happy couple! Unlike my sister I had no idea where to start! Then I remembered a card I made for another Omaha friend. It was one of my favorite wedding cards ever!
Wondering if I could recreate it I went in search of the text/graphic... After an hour of folder after folder I decided to go with this. As soon as I finished this...of course I found the ACTUAL text/graphic I wanted to use.
So...I picked this sentiment and thought I HAD to add gemstone flourishes. I checked the Hobby Lobby ad and YES!!! Paper Studio items - ALL 50% off!. I made the trip to H.L. bought the sale gems...return excitedly to The Bubble...they were ALL WRONG! No way I could make them work. So I opted for die cut flourishes and glitter card stock. But all was not lost - in addition to a pair of discounted pearl flourishes I picked up some clearance items - all while using a gift card from my sista' Gailey!
ALSO - I tried printing on the glitter card stock using my printer....it NEVER dried. So I 'made do' with white card stock and Stickles.
I know if you have to explain something - it probably didn't work the way you intended....so here I go explaining the design paper... They are empty frames...get it? "New Beginnings"? Empty frames to fill with the happy couple's new memories... Lame? A stretch?
The UP side - I really like the glitter flourishes. Up close and 'in real life' it reminds me of sugar eggs.
I may have to call MULLIGAN! I certainly call WEDDING SUPER VILLAIN STRIKES AGAIN!
P.S. I promise no more wedding card ranting. (Until I have to make the next one...)
~Base card PaperTrey Ink Pinefeather card stock
~Layer of Bazzil magenta card stock
~Layer of American Crafts Yes, Please by Amy Tangerine
~Digital image die cut using Stampin' Up Apothecary Accents Framlit and my trusty Cuttlebug, magenta card stock 'shadow' behind sentiment
~Spellbinders Floral Flourishes die cut DCWV Glitter Card Stack
Challenges | Inspirations
Little Red Wagon - wedding/anniversary
Craft-Room - wedding/anniversary
Die Cuttin' Diva's - wedding/anniversary
Here's to villains, mulligans, and sales at Hobby Lobby!
Nancy in Iowa