Sunday, March 22, 2009

Vintage Wedding

The daughter of a good friend of ours was married yesterday. I, naturally, had forgotten to make their card before we left for Chicago. We arrived home 1 1/2 hours before the reception and I was tired and knew that my creative brain wouldn't work too well to put together an original card using their invitation like I prefer to do.

So I brought out a card kit I had purchased a while back that included a wedding card. I put it together, making a couple embellishment changes to add a little more Ginger flair to it. Not my best work, but it would have to do because time was ticking.
I showed it to Ryan and he commented.... "Aren't you going to use their invitation?"
Being the perfectionist that I am, I immediately felt guilty. (I knew I should have just done it in the first place)
So, I took a glance at the invitation.... it was practically all photo (two to be exact)
Hummm.... what to use?

A snip here and a glue dot there and this is what I came up with. (sorry, not the best photo since I held it on my lap right before we went into the reception)

I basically took their photo from the invitation trimmed it to size and placed the paper borders. I added the swirl, ribbon, brads and flowers. The heart clip on the top served double purpose as decoration and it held the $$ inside since I didn't put in a pocket.

I learned my lesson and I need to remember to make the cards well in advance so I don't get stuck again. (although I do have a back up made now if I ever get desperate)

Again, I hope they aren't too mad that I cut their invite, but it was for a good cause. The reception was beautiful by the way, with vintage decorations and soft muted colors.


Verlynn said...

Did you get pics at the reception? Would love to see them.

Natalie said...

Turned out great yet again!!