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Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Wedding Card

Hi there!

Below you will find the wedding card I created for two of my friends who are getting married in Vegas in a couple weeks.  This is both of their second marriage's so when she was describing the wedding/trip she told me she was going to be wearing a "plunging red dress".  When I searched through My Cut Search for "wedding", I stumbled across a couple images from the Summer Celebrations cartridge.  The first one I cut was more fun and screamed "Vegas", but...it didn't fit on the card I was going to use.  I planned on using a plain sheet of 8.5" x 11" white cardstock that I scored at 5.5".  The foot of the bride was hanging off of the card and so I had to go back to the drawing board.  I found the next image on the same cartridge and although it doesn't scream "Vegas" to me, I think it turned out nicely.

I recorded myself making the card and let me just tell you it was rough!  I started out and didn't have all my supplies in front of me and had to walk away from the camera.  Then I apparently didn't have the other files from the SD card deleted so the video was full and turned off on me.  Ugh.  I went through and deleted old video and started recording again.  The camera then decided it had enough and ran out of battery.  I charged it for 45 minutes and started recording again.  The camera stopped recording because again the memory had been all used up.  ROUGH!  So I deleted a couple more files and continued to record and finally got it done.  The video shown below is...funny.  There are a couple times that I make random weird comments that made me laugh so I hope it makes you laugh too.  I also found in iMovie '11 how to fast forward clips and this helped tremendously.  A lot of the video where I'm glueing the pieces on were fast forwarded.

Process:

The red piece of cardstock (which is the same as the red from the dress), went through the Cuttlebug folder but was too big so I had to do it in "shifts".  This didn't get the product desired but it is hid well with the bride and groom.  I layered everything together and then added a splash of ribbon for effect.  I thought I had it completed, but I ended up adding some liquid pearls to it for more of a classy feel.  The inside was stamped with a My Pink Stamper sentiment.

Here are some pictures:






Here is the video:


For some reason, blogger is not allowing me to embed it on this post.  I will go back and fix in a day or so.

Craft on,
Ian

22 comments:

  1. That looks fantastic Ian!! You are hilarious and have tons of talent.

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    1. Oh my goodness, thank you so much! :) I appreciate the compliments. :) You made my night!

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  2. I loved the video! Love the card too. It will get easier as you do it. We all have these days sometimes, but you did put a smile on my face so mission accomplished as far as I am concerned. To add the video: when you have your window ope to post blog, there is a square next to the picture button and you can click "My youtube videos" and a list of your videos will show.

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    1. Thanks, Melody! I look up to you a lot and your crafts and hope to one day be as good as you. :) Glad I could put a smile on your face. I tried to add the video and it couldn't find it. It was so weird. I'll try now, and you know what - it will probably work. haha. It only showed my shopping haul and Easter card when I searched. Strange, right?! I even searched for the link and it was coming up with some weird things! I don't even know...

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  3. Ian, this is an awesome card I never would have thought to use red for the background but it flows so nicely. I was excited when I found that cut on Summer Celebrations.
    Great video! Love it and wish I could craft that fast hee hee.

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    1. Haha. Yes, you and me both. Think of how much crafting we could get done! LOL! Thanks for the compliments. You are too kind and made my night. :) I am loving Summer Celebrations more and more!

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  4. love the card, love the video (and the angle better)!

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    1. Thanks, Carrie. You are too kind. Glad you liked the angle too. It's getting there. :)

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  5. Adorable card, I love the red on red look! I am a new follower of your blog and am looking forward to more of your creations. I would like to invite you to check out my blog and follow me too.

    www.scrappindhilly.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you so much! I wasn't sure about that much red last night and when I added the liquid pearls tonite I really think it tied everything together and toned down the red. Thanks for becoming a follower. Once I finish these comments, I will head on over and follow you too! :)

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  6. Beautifully stunning card!!! LOVE the colors, and I'm sure your friends will love it too!! Great job!

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    1. Aww, thank you, Jessica! I think they will really like it too. I'm excited to hear their reaction as I'll send it the day they leave for Vegas. :)

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  7. Hello friend! I'm a new follower to your blog! I absolutely love your card! Excellent for a Las Vegas wedding, they are gonna love it! Come and follow me if you get a chance!!

    PinkE
    Creations By PinkE

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    1. Thanks so much for following and coming to take a look. I actually was over at your site at the same time and am now following you. :) You do such cute work! Love the lion! :)

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  8. Very cool card!

    JudiLoves2Cricut

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    1. Thanks, Judi! I appreciate you leaving your MB name so I can put a name to a name. :) Thanks for stopping by!!

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  9. very nice card. I am new to blogging also. I have some posted of wedding album I made and never thought to post the card to go with it.

    http://anonymouscricuter.blogspot.ca/

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    1. Thanks, Tammy! I went and checked out the album. You did such a great job!! :)

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  10. Ian - this card is amazing - and great video too:-)

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    1. Thanks so much, Karon! Glad you enjoyed it. :) More to come!

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  11. Wow Ian, This is beautiful I love the colors you used. Beautiful Job!

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    1. Thanks, AJ! :) They loved it and I think I'll use the same cut again. I really do like the red so hopefully more friends will have a red wedding dress. :)

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