Good morning! We are back in Idaho, and the wedding was just beautiful. And in my completely unbiased opinion, my daughter was basically the cutest flower girl ever.
That’s my nephew with her. The cutest and most charming ring bearer ever. He wore an earpiece and dark sunglasses and carried a briefcase. Very serious business, the ring bearing. Hahaha. And my daughter threw her flower petals most vehemently. Get thee out of my basket. When she got to the stage, she walked up, said, “There’s petals on my skirt, and I can’t get them off!” Tried to get them off, then realized she was still holding the basket, which was now most unnecessary, and chucked it hard to the floor at her feet. Then she walked back down the steps and back up the aisle. I, in my toe-murdering clearance shoes, skittered up the side aisle and got to the lobby just in time to see the bride’s surprise at seeing the flower girl again. I told her she needed to go stand next to Aunt J while Aunt M came in, so she ran back up the aisle and stood with Aunt J. But then she got bored, came down in front of the stage, and twirled a couple of times. So I just motioned her to come to me.
Right then the baby got fussy, so I took him out to feed him as soon as the bride got down the aisle, and as soon as I got to the lobby, I heard my precious daughter screaming over and over, “I want to stand with Aunt Jessi!” So the whole family was in the lobby. I fed the baby and went back in with my daughter and sat on the back row while the hubs walked the baby around in the lobby. Then BC had to go potty, and then I just didn’t see any point in going back in. So I saw about 5 minutes of the wedding, but those 5 minutes were just beautiful. :)
BC danced her face off at the reception with my cousins’ kids (a whole dance floor JUST FOR MEEEEEEEE) until she finally crawled up onto her Daddy and fell asleep.
Traveling home was better than traveling to Texas. It got a little dicey getting our luggage from the shuttle to the check-in counter, and at one point a TSA agent was pushing a stroller and another passenger was pushing a suitcase, but we worked it out. We had three flights but no plane changes (I’m SO looking forward to the end of the stupid Wright Amendment in October so Southwest can actually have nonstop flights out of Dallas). And mercifully, no one dumped out our car seat all over the airport.
Our challenge colors this week at Dynamic Duos are Rose Red and Midnight Muse, really close to the colors of the wedding last week.
I stamped the smaller flowers from So Very Grateful in the two corners in Rose Red. On top of the white mat layer, I added the tag (more on that later). I stamped the big flowers in Midnight Muse and colored the flower parts (not the leaves) in with the Rose Red marker, then fussy-cut them with my Paper Snips and glued those down to the tag. I was trying to keep all the flowers on one diagonal, so I lined it up with the flowers in the corners.
I made two little roses using the Spiral Flower Bigz die, and I will tell you, it’s hard to get the flowers folded to the same size! But I’m sure with practice, I could do it. For the inside of each flower, I punched out a Whisper White flower using the Petite Petals punch, glued that in the center, and then put an In Color Dahlia (in Midnight Muse) in the center of each flower with a Glue Dot. I glued each rose to a Midnight Muse flower punched out with the Pansy punch. Then I stamped the big flowers from the stamp set in Rose Red twice and punched those out with the Blossom punch. I glued the rose/pansy combos to the Blossom flowers, then added those to the card using tape runner adhesive and Dimensionals. I put tape runner on the parts that attached to the tag, then double- and triple-stacked Dimensionals for the parts of the flowers that attached to the card mat.
I made the tag using the Scalloped Tag Topper punch. I have a hard time not using this punch on every card! I love it. I need to get the Angled Tag Topper punch, too. I cut a piece of Silver Foil Sheets to add some extra texture and dimension, then trimmed the end of that with one of the Adorning Accents Edgelits and embossed it using the Honeycomb folder.
The sentiment is from the photopolymer set Another Thank You. I didn’t use my Stamp-a-ma-jig, because with the photopolymer stamps, you can see exactly where you’re stamping.
I hope you like my card. I’ll need to make a box for it using the Envelope Punch Board so I can give it to someone — this one won’t go into an envelope or through the mail.
Head over to the Dynamic Duos blog and see the wonderful creations the other designers have made! And please play along!