Thursday, July 10, 2014

Framed by Wedding Super Villains

Bane: (noun)
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...)


Framed Memories
~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


8 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh, can I relate to this post! You handled it beautifully though! Thanks so much for joining us at Craft-Room Challenge ~ Christi

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  2. Nancy, that flourish is beautiful!!! Love the empty frames background too - and it's a gorgeous wedding card. Makes me want to get married again just so you can make another one and send it to me! LOL!
    Lynn

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  3. Lovely creation.
    Thank you for sharing at Craft-Room Challenge;-))m

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  4. Thank you for sharing at Die Cuttin' Diva this week.

    Stay Creative,
    Georgiana
    • Carson's Creations •

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  5. love the sentiment and it is lovely. thanks for joining us at DCD

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  6. You certainly pulled it off Nancy.......a lovely card. Thanks for sharing with us over at Little Red Wagon this week.

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  7. This is a beautiful wedding card! I love those glittered flourishes. Thank for joining us at the Craft-Room.

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