Sunday, June 24, 2012

Old, New, Borrowed, and Blue

We have all heard that it's good luck for brides to wear something old, something new, something borrowed, and something new.  I saw a tutorial from Sandy Allnock on making this dress card and I knew I wanted to try it as a wedding gown. 

I only made two small changes from what Sandy did on her card.  I used a flower on the bow.  If it's a wedding gown, the bride had better have a bouquet, or at least a single flower!  I also changed the neckline.  I never have good luck with bling.  I usually turn a decent card into something trashy when I try to add it.  I couldn't make a lace trim neckline out of the particular lace I was using, so I used my scallop circle punch and Xyron to add a little subtle detail.  

Something old: the lace is from my grandmother's house.
Something new: the paper flower is from a pack I just got last month (or was it this month?).
Something borrowed: the idea- thanks, Sandy!
Something blue: the ribbon and the brad, of course.

This was a fun card to make and I encourage you to give it a try!  
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Cards shipped to OWH in 2012: 620 blank and 200 AnyHero (as of 4/24)
Cards shipped to OWH in 2011: 1695
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6 comments:

  1. I saw this tutorial! Very cute. I like your version too!

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  2. Great job with this darling card .... even though you might case someone's card, it's really better to change something and make the creation your own.

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  3. Kathryn, I love it!! You did an amazing job!

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  4. Hi Kathryn, this is delightful! The bridal gown is such a cute idea; I'll have to make one for my future daughter-in-law (the wedding is 7/28)!!

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  5. This is a darling card. I'd wear that dress in a heartbeat. :)

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