Monday, June 24, 2013
June Monthly Challenge : Something Old, Something New, Something Borrowed, Something Blue
June Monthly Challenge
Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue... June Challenge at Inspiration Emporium http://blog.inspirationemporium.com/. This past Friday , June 21st, I celebrated my 33rd Wedding Anniversary. I've been dying to use my 3-D Accordion Album die by Karen Burniston. I've been seeing all these cool projects made with it so I decided to give it a try. I made my anniversary card.
My wedding song was " One In A Million" by Larry Graham ( my husband sang it to me while we were dating, so it became our song). Every year for the past thirty-two years we start our anniversary day with a dance to One In a Million ( yeah... yeah mushy... I know), so I decided to use the title on my card; I got married in a yellow dress and he wore a yellow shirt that matched my dress, hence the yellow background for my card. I used papers from DCWV's The Primrose Stack. I chose the musical note sheet and a couple of other sheets from which I fussy cut flowers, the bird and the butterfly. I inked all my edges with vintage photo distressing ink. I fussy cut two of my favorite photos from our special day ( something old) and adhered them to the labels. I Added some dimensional flower stickers from Jolee's Boutique ( something new) that matched the flowers from the paper perfectly. I place these in the corners of the frames adding depth. On the first frame I put "One In A Million" in white glitter letters from Recollections ( something borrowed). And I used pop dots to pop up a butterfly ( something blue)... that was fun !!
Often times I will have an idea of what I want to create but it's difficult to get it from my head to my hands, but this project "translated" well ... I was pleased with my first 3-D Accordion Album ... was a little tricky at points but I was pleased. I actually dreamt this project after looking through some of my stash! My husband loved it too !