June The Month for Brides and Weddings
Why do a lot of brides choose the month of June to get married?
Here is your history lesson for the day…June is recognized as a romantic month in Roman history. The Roman goddess of marriage, Juno was very popular in Roman times and the month of June is named after her. Many Romans chose June as the month to marry because it was believed that she would bring them good luck during their marriage.
One of my friends saw a wedding card that I did last year using the Pop n’ Cuts card base and the Dress Form Pop n’ Cuts die and asked me to make a wedding card to give to a friend.
I love these types of requests, as I can usually get as fancy as I want and allow my creative juices to flow quite freely.
Stamps: Sweet Essentials (c-126457, w- 132085)
Ink: Memento Black Tuxedo
Paper: Basic Black, Basic Grey, Very Vanilla, Blackberry Bliss, Silver Foil, Gold Foil, Modern Medley DSP, Gold Fancy Vellum
Accessories: Big Shot, Card Base Pop n’ Cuts Die, Dress Form Pop n’ Cuts Die, Dress Up Framelits, Oval Collection Framelits, Labels Collection Framelits, Expression Thinlit Die, Delicate Designs Embossing Folder, Vintage Crochet Trim, 1/8” Very Vanilla Taffeta Ribbon, Flower Trim, Rhinestone Jewels, Pearl Jewels, Itty Bitty Punch Pack, Scallop Trim Border Punch.
Unfortunately, this die cut and matching framelits have been discontinued, however, I will hang on to them so that I can continue to use them in some capacity.
To make the base for this card, fold a 8-1/2″ x 11″ sheet of card stock in half lengthwise and line up the folded side with on side of the die. This will give you a double sized card.
So that the tables behind the bride and groom have a contrast to the Modern Medley designer paper, I cut 2 pieces of Basic Black from the Dress Form die from only the table and then attached with adhesive.
Then I started to fancy it up, extending the dress form to make the wedding dress and covering with flower trim.
The front of the card uses the Labels collection framelits to frame the sentiments.
The inside bottom of the card used the Labels Framelits dies to cut the Basic Black to form a frame, the Gold Heart Fancy Vellum was attached, the “Love” from the Expressions thinlits cut in Gold Foil and applied over the Fancy Vellum.
Even though most of the materials I used on this card are retired, I am sure that some of you still have the Pop ‘n Cut die and this is an example as to how you can use them.