These aren’t wedding bells, it’s true, but they remind me of wedding bells. I’ll be attending one of those joyous ceremonies in June, so I decided to make this card for the happy couple. With June, the wedding month, only a day away it seems I feel as though every pretty card could be a wedding card. Have you ever wondered why June is traditionally the favorite month for weddings? I wondered, so I looked it up. It’s an old tradition, beginning with the fact that the month of June was named after Juno, the Roman goddess of marriage. Also, folks were still fairly fresh from their yearly Spring bath, so it worked out nicely. I know! Thank goodness times have changed!
These pretty floral bells are from the JustRite Breath of Spring set. The sentiment is from Romantic Sentiments, and it’s encircled with a Seeds of Kindness border (out of stock). I colored the flowers with Copic markers, touched them up with Stickles Stardust Glitter, and then created layered frames with white cardstock and Memory Box Spearmint designer paper. I already had two white cardstock frames as a result of cutting Nestie shapes from them. I’ll generally save those negatives for possible future use, as in this card. I created two more frames with designer paper, and now I have their middles set aside for later.
You probably noticed on the upper and lower scalloped edge of the surface frame there’s a little border of white showing. To create that white edge I cut the Spellbinder’s Labels Eleven shape from the designer paper, then – see where the ribbon is – I cut the frame and moved it apart slightly. The ribbon covers the narrow gap.
I won’t let today’s post go by without taking a moment to pay tribute to the brave souls for whom Memorial Day was created. We thank the men and women who are currently in service as well as those who perished in honor. While many of us are having a three day weekend with barbeques or camping trips or extra time to get the yard work done, it breaks my heart to think of the sad reminder this day is to those who have lost precious family members or friends in the military. Please know my heart is with you. I recognize the pain of your loss and sacrifice. Everyone with a loved one in service, past or present, is a hero.
Take care and I’ll see you soon.
Stamps: JustRite Breath of Spring Borders & Centers, Romantic Sentiments, Seeds of Kindness Paper: Classic White, Memory Box Spearmint designer paper Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Blue Bayou, Copics for coloring Accessories: Ribbon, rhinestone, Stickles Stardust Glitter, Spellbinders Labels Eleven & Classic Circle Nestabilities, SU! border scallop punch, Scotch brand foam mounting tape