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CAS-ual FRIDAYS BLOG HOP
When I chose the CAS-ual Fridays Casual Comfort Stamp/Die Set for this Blog Hop, I planned on creating a more upbeat card. Recent events  forced me to change my mind -  unfortunately there are times when we need to send a sympathy card.
So, starting with an original photograph of a Calla Lily in my garden, I took one of the Casual Trees Fri-Dies that seemed to mimic fern leaves. I embossed a two-layer piece of card stock for a deep embossed result. Then, using the coordinating stamp, I colored the leaves with VersaFine Ink in the Habanero and Crimson Red colors. The interesting white veining is the result of the embossing technique.


Materials Used:
Cas-ual Fridays CASUAL COMFORT STAMP SET http://www.cas-ualfridaysstamps.com/Casual-Comfort-CFSS-14-002.htm?categoryId=-1
Cas-ual Fridays CASUAL TREES FRI-DIES  http://www.cas-ualfridaysstamps.com/Casual-Trees-Fri-Dies-CFSD-14-101.htm
VersaFine Ink https://www.imaginecrafts.com/learn-versafine

ALL BECAUSE TWO PEOLPE FELL IN LOVE...

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All Because Two People Fell In Love…


By: Mark Melnick Custom Wedding Invitations is big business. I wanted to try creating a unique version of my own and as I sat to design this project, I wondered from whence the tradition of “June brides” came. I did some research and was fascinated to learn the tradition dates back to Roman times. The Romans celebrated the festival of the deity Juno and his wife Jupiter, who was the goddess of marriage and childbirth, on the first day of June. In Victorian times, the tradition is thought to have continued because there were flowers available for wedding d├ęcor, and the scent of the flowers masked body odor. Romantic, right? Difficulty: Intermediate - Advanced Time Required: 75 minutes + drying time
Step 1. You will need two pieces of 110lb card stock cut to 5” x 10” for the invitation itself. Take the two pieces and adhere them to each other in the middle. The extra weight in the center will not only give the invitation a professional weig…