Monday, June 21, 2010
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Before I get to the details of today's card, I wanted to thank everyone who has been leaving me such wonderful comments on my entry for this round of Gallery Idol 2010. My circus card seems to have struck a chord, and I am so thankful for all the support and good wishes! There is still time to vote, and if you'd like to see me go on to the next round (the Finals!) please use the voting widget in my sidebar or click HERE. It's been a wild ride so far and I'm crossing my fingers that I'll get to keep going!
The lovely ladies at the Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge have chosen one of my favorite all-time movies, Father of the Bride, as this week's inspiration film, with the added challenge of using something "blue." I was inspired by the scene near the end of the movie, in which Kimberly Williams' character stands at the top of the stairs waiting for her dad (Steve Martin) to watch her throw her bouquet. Of course, he misses the grand moment, and I remember being just as disappointed as he was.
I also discovered an interesting new challenge, called Twisted Thursday, which offers a fun twist on each challenge. This week's was to incorporate something "old" into the card. My something old - an old piece of designer paper I found in my stash - actually dictated the colors of my card. I thought a good jumping off point would be this week's Mojo sketch, and I started with my bouquet. To create it, I began by cutting very thin strips of green card stock for the stems and wrapped them in some pretty white organza ribbon. Next, I punched out many, many little white flowers and tiny leaves, adhering them into the shape of a bouquet, adding tiny pearl centers. My "something blue" was a single, sweet blue bloom. After embossing the white background, I assembled the card, positioning the text on the designer paper so that the "Forever" was most prominent...sigh. I do love weddings. No one I know is getting married, so maybe I should convince hubs to renew our vows?
BEAN NOTES: Designer Paper (unknown); Stampin' Up Whisper White, Basic Gray Bashful Blue, Wild Wasabi, and Kiwi Kiss Card Stock; SU Vellum; Sizzix Embossing Folder; Big Shot; SU Curly Label Punch; White Organza Ribbon (generic); Dark Silver Organza Ribbon (generic); Foam Tape HAPPY BEANS: SU Punch Pack; Kaiser White and Dark Gray Pearls