Thursday, September 27, 2012

Petite Pairs Wedding Card

Today's Lesson From The Craft Room:  There Are Ups And There Are Downs
I've been on a bit of an emotional roller coaster ride lately.  Without getting into the details, let's just say a few tears have been shed and a few additional gray hairs have joined their friends on my head!  As I experience these ups and downs I am actually beginning to believe in the opposite of Newton's Law - I believe that what goes down, must come up...or at least can come up, if you just give it a bit of time.  There are times I can feel so low - feeling like there is no way I will find myself smiling or laughing again.  And then, with the passage of time - sometimes minutes, sometimes hours, sometimes days, I become aware of the curl at the edges of my mouth - an upward motion that sometimes turns into a giggle and even heartfelt laughter.  Yes, I know Newton's Law will likely visit me again - my up will turn into a down...but Michelle's Law will also be back to transform that down into an up - I just need to believe.
Today's card was actually a submission I made for a magazine...that didn't get accepted.  Oh well - I WILL keep trying :)  I began with a Crumb Cake card base and used my sewing machine to attach three layers of vintage lace to the card.  I then used Very Vanilla satin ribbon to create a faux bow.  In the center of the bow I placed a combination of a decorative label punched piece of card stock. a heat embossed vellum flower from Mixed Bunch, and a punched out sentiment from Petite Pairs.  This card makes me think about all of the textures of a bride's gown.  I hope you like it!


Hank hendricks said...

Beautiful the way you decorate it..thanks you share it with us.Gift Card envelopes.

Lorraine said...

This is beautiful and sweet. You've given me yet another idea to run with. Thanks! Hope all is well.