Sunday, October 30, 2011

Elegant Response to two Challenges

This card fulfills the challenge over on The Friday Mashup (http://www.fridaymashup.com/2011/10/fm30-recycle-renew-reuse.html) and Stamping 411's sketch challenge (http://stamping411.blogspot.com/2011/10/saturday-sketch-challenge-227.html). {My computer won't let me make the links... sorry!} Anyway... over on The Friday Mashup, the challenge is to recycle, renew, and reuse, and I can't wait to tell you this story! My husband and I got a wedding invitation to our niece's wedding. I kept her wedding invitation because I thought it would be so cool to to create a wedding card for her by using her wedding invitation... so that's what I did! I started with a base of Very Vanilla. Then I used one of the flaps from her wedding invite. It's this gold embossed floral, swirly thing... very elegant, very pretty. Then, I used a ribbon that my friend Susan's brother's friend gave to Susan, who shared it with me (did you follow that?). I used the Congratulations stamp, punched it out, and then I punched out more of the wedding invite to put behind that, and I know that's really hard to see in this picture. Sorry! I used Dawn O.'s great tutorial for the bunny ear bow to make this bow. Oh! I also colored in the skinny oval around the congratulations with Soft Suede.
Thanks for looking!

10 comments:

Notes by Nina said...

Beautiful and elegant, very nice.

Lisa said...

Wow, beautiful card Lisa! What a great way to recycle materials and I bet it made the card even more special for your niece!

Thanks for another great card for The Friday Mashup challenge!

Kasey said...

Hi Lisa, Great idea to reuse the wedding invite card, she obviously loves it as she chose it for her invitations.

This is so lovely just a tiny addition of ribbon and sentiment and let the beautiful paper speak. Gorgeous.

Thanks for Playing.

Cheers,
Kasey ~ in Oz
Friday Mashup DT

Tammy Fite said...

Beautiful,and what a great way to recycle!!

Heidi Baks said...

The ultimate recycle -- this is awesome! Thanks for joining us at the Friday Mashup.

Hi, I'm Lee Conrey! said...

Simply breathtaking. What a wonderful idea and such a keepsake.

Tiffany Bauer said...

Beautiful!! Thanks for playing along with us over at the Stamping 411 Blog!!

Holly said...

Gorgeous!! What a great idea to use the wedding invitation for the card for the bride! This is another fab card! Thanks for joining us at the Friday Mashup this week.

Patti Chesky said...

This is recycling in its finest form. It's gorgeous!

Selene Kempton said...

Totally stunning!