Thursday, April 23, 2009

I'm all giddy about the wedding we're attending this weekend! We're at the stage (or I guess, old age) in our lives where we really don't have too many friends getting married anymore. Divorced seems more like the case now. yikes. I met the cute couple 3 years ago when I went on a trip to Korea to see Jeff and it just so happened it was the 2 weeks I was visiting when their relationship began so it's just all the more cool to get to see them get married. So, on a happy blissful wedding note, I wanted to share this little wedding gift I put together this week.

I've gone a little vintage for this wedding. Well, a lot vintage. Right down to my dress, shoes, jewelry, handbag and of course, the card/gift. It was right around the time I bought my vintage style dress that the DCWV La Creme stack was released in all it's gorgeous vintageness. It was perfect for what I had in mind. All of the papers I used on this project are from that stack except the cream card base( I think it's a Wausau brand specialty paper) and the insert paper inside the card that I have no idea where it came from but I'm SO glad I had it.

I won't bore you with all the little details but I will list what products I used and explain a couple new-to-me techniques that may be of interest. First, I stamped the wedding bells with black ink, let it dry, and then traced the image with a fine-tip Zig glue pen and quickly spread black fun flock over the image and pressed it in. You then let it fully dry and shake off the excess flock. Voila, it's that simple and matches the beautiful flocked paper on the front of the card. Getting the insert paper inside the card to stick was another challenge. I finally found Tombo multi-glue (the green cap) run down the inside seam will actually hold the paper in. It's about the only adhesive that will hold the paper in. Trust me on this. And last, the envelobox. After I tied off that wide wired ribbon on the card, I realized there was no way it was fitting in a regular envelope. I had planned from the start to use the tutorial on the Scor-Pal website to make my own matching envelope, but there were NO instructions for making an "envelobox" -- at least not for the size card I had made. So, I searched the internet. And searched, and searched. I can't believe no one has done a Youtube video on how to make these. So, I improvised using the Scor-Pal envelope tutorial. It's basically adding 1/4" to the measurements and adding 4 extra 1/4" score lines. Jeff is going to help me make a video tutorial for this so stay tuned....

Now the products:

DCWV La Creme stack
MS doily lace border punch
EK scallop border punch
MS dotted scallop border punch
Offray ribbon(cream and black)
Hero Arts pearls
SU! rub-ons
Spellbinders Nestabilities
Stampendous "Bells of Love" and "Bride and Groom" and Fun Flock
Scor-Pal (tutorials for envelope and square box also used)

1 comment:

  1. So very pretty! Have a great time at the wedding too!