Dressed to Impress Wedding Card

Phew.

My mom left on Thursday, in a way putting an end cap on the first (almost) half of the year. As much as another goodbye is the last thing I wanted, I feel like I have some closure on what has been a tumultuous year at best. For the first time in 2012 I feel like my life may be returning to normal.

I’m not sure I know what that looks like anymore.

Anyhow. That has nothing really to do with today’s post.

One of the “ups” in the last 6 months was a wedding. I’ve talked about it and showed you the cookies we made. Today I’m showing you the card.

So. I made this card. I wanted to make something personal for my close friends, something that would reflect them in some way. So I made little wedding outfits.

I started out with some jewelry wire that I twisted all around to create hangers. It’s not hard at all, but it looks sort of impressive. The only tools I used were wire cutters and a pair of small round-nosed pliers. Those are the most useful pliers if you want to make something out of jewelry wire.

I made the dress to resemble Elizabeth’s dress. My mom altered the dress, so I saw it several times. If you look really closely, you can see that I layered a patterned vellum over the skirt.

For Nate’s garment, I took a few more liberties. If you know my friend Nate, you know he’s an avid hunter. So while he didn’t actually wear a camo vest & tie, I think deep down it represents his true self. It’s what his aura was wearing.

I don’t know what I’m talking about.

I glued the pieces of each outfit together, and used double-sided tape to get the hangers to stick on the back. Then I used mini foam glue dots to bump them up from the surface of the card. Done!

I hope this inspires you to create some cards for the weddings you’re going to this summer!

Oh! And my friend Emma from Frost on Flower Digital Photography took their photographs, and got a picture of my gift. I had planned to take a picture of it for you and forgot, but she saved my butt. :) So here’s that picture:

I’m kind of obsessed with these paper roses as gift toppers, if you didn’t notice from this post and this post (tutorial on the second post linked.) I was excited to find this Shabby Chic paper at my local Michael’s, and I even snuck a little camo paper in there just for fun. :) Anyway. Hope you enjoy!

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