Monday, June 13, 2016

Shabby w/ burlap wedding/engagement cards.

In my last post, I was trying to catch up sharing a few things I've made over the last few months. I succeeded in getting only two things posted. I'm just too wordy! I had to quit with those two as my post was already too long!

So here is another share - an engagement card and wedding card that I made for my nephew and his fiance (now married!).  The engagement card was made over a year ago, and I just finished the wedding card in time for their May 15th wedding. I tried to match the wedding card fairly closely to the engagement card, as my "niece in law" said she wanted to display them both in a frame!

Here they are, posted side by side:


I wasn't sure what their style was, so used some burlap to make the card look a little shabby and grungy.. who doesn't like that? Their wedding colors were purple and gray as my niece in law said that's the only two colors they could agree on! 



The insides had verses I found on the internet, and I printed them out in the same font and used a lot of brown ink disressing on both cards. I used more burlap inside, and little strings from the burlap under the buttons. I managed to find a couple more of those pretty vintage buttons with purple gems in the middle, that I had used on the engagement card. I really wasn't thinking ahead when I made the engagement card, as to saving things to use on their wedding card. It was just pure luck.


 I love making handmade envelopes and used the WRMK Envelope Punch Board for both. The cards were both 5x7 so I made the envelopes big enough to hold the thickness of the card. I used some goldy beige glitter paper for the engagement envelope, some gray satin ribbon and one of my shabby paper flowers that I made using matching scrapbook papers. The tabs with names I printed on my computer and then cut them out with fancy edge scissors and distressed the edges. Here's a close-up of the engagement envelope. I sure love how it turned out.


For the wedding card envelope, I used white glitter paper. It wasn't as fancy as I was on a rushed time frame to get it done! I made a tag so that it was similar to the engagement card envelope and used the same purple ribbon (though it looks blue in the photo), and at the last minute found a bunch of white tulle to tie around it.

Here are a couple of more close-ups of the cards. I really do love how they turned out and love the look of all the burlap. See those vintage buttons on the top? They were so perfect for this card!



 I used vintage images I found on Pinterest that were free for personal use. I tried to keep them similar. I had decided on the "dance" theme for the wedding card, as my sister told me they had taken dance lessons together just so they could dance at their wedding.......... so I wanted a vintage image of a couple dancing. Do you know how hard it was to find a good vintage image of a couple dancing, in the same era as the couple sitting on the moon?? Very hard! 

 And here's Jacob and Julie dancing at their wedding!




Until next time.............. stay cool! Was 105 here today..... in Oregon.... on June 5th?  Crazy!

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14 comments:

  1. These are absolutely beautiful Marilyn! I love them!!

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    1. Thank you so much Michele! I'm sorry I took so long to thank you.. I didn't receive notice that you had commented for some reason. Blessings I'm sending your way. Marilyn

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  2. Marilyn, these are stunning! They are truly works of art - no wonder your niece-in-law wants to frame them. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog! I'm signing up to follow you now!

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    1. Thank you! You made my heart go pitter pat! I'm subscribed to your blog to now and am loving it. Marilyn

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  3. You are so talented, Marilyn. Your cards are just beautiful. Thank you for your visit to me and your kind comments. About my pictures, I have always been in love with the old Victoria magazine and how they shaded and darkened their photos in the magazine. The new magazine is pretty but not the same. I have tried a little bit to get that look..Happy Weekend to you..Judy

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  4. Oh wow Marilyn! These cards are so pretty! The detail is amazing, but it's clear to me now that everything you do is pure perfection. I'd want to frame these too!

    xxx

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    1. Thank you Doreen! I do love making these types of cards with all the little details! I'm glad they are appreciated!

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  5. Such beautiful cards - and envelopes too - they will certainly be treasured keepsakes!
    Helen xox

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    1. Thank you Helen. I love making the handmade envelopes out of fancy paper. They add so much to a card.

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  6. Hi Marilyn, I wanted to thank you again for your visit, and no I didn't make those lanterns, I ordered them from the PaperLanternStore.com and they were so cheap. They have a lot of beautiful ones. Julie and Jacob (love that name, same as my grandson) look so happy. What a wonderful time embarking on a new life. Have a wonderful 4th..Judy

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    1. Hi Judy... I ALWAYS enjoy visiting your wonderful cottage! I'll check out that lantern website as I have a fondness for paper lanterns for some reason. I have gathered some patterns to make some but so far, haven't gotten around to it!

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  7. Your cards are really special.. how nice that you can make such nice things to send to people.. like an art gift! I bet people frame them, too. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

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    1. Hi Teresa,
      I don't think I'm half as artistic as YOU are! but thank you for the comment. I do loving making cards for people.. I've always loved sending things through the mail, ever since I was a little girl... and love receiving them too! Not the same as an email!

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  8. Their in-house catering is remarkable. The food was delicious. So many of our guests (including and especially the foodies) have told us it was the best food they'd ever had at a wedding. The service at wedding venues too was impeccable but not overly formal.

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