Saturday, June 8, 2013

Drunken Stampers Challenge 131 - My Best Friend's Wedding

Good morning and happy Saturday to you! It's time for the latest Drunken Stampers challenge: #131 - My Best Friend's Wedding!

Our challenges for this term are based on movie titles, or you can use the theme (blue), or go all cray cray and use both!! LOL! This week is Team Midnight Margaritas turn and this is what I came up with:

Here is what the inside looks like:

There's a whole bunch going on on this card, so let me break it down for ya! First I stamped the cake stand, cake and birds on some scrap white card stock. I made sure that the birdies were kissing when I stamped them! Hee hee! Then I stamped the cake and birds again on Strathmore water color paper, adding the tiny circles to the cake (it's a separate stamp!) After I colored them, I fussy cut and glued them over the stamped images on the white card stock, then glued a bit of scrap paper under the stand to give it something to sit on. After die cutting the image from the oval die, I took that same die and put it inside the lacey oval to make a frame (using some washi tape to make sure they didn't move while cutting). It's cut from paper with a weathered wood design on it. LOVE how that came out! The back panel had the edges inked then distressed, sort of a nod to cut off jeans shorts! I stamped and heat embossed the sentiment in white, added foam squares to the frame and adhered, then adhered the cake image flat against the blue panel, so it looked like a picture in a frame. (Well, that's the look I was going for anyway! LOL!) Finished the inside and boom, done!

This challenge was perfect, as I have a girlfriend who is getting re-married later this year. Since this is a second marriage for both of them, they are going REALLY casual. Like, shorts and flip flop casual. (Oh! That's why she mentioned cut off jeans shorts!) And her colors are beachy blues (hence the reason why I picked these different shades to use on my card!)

Anyhooo, that's it in a nutshell - a rather large nutshell! LOL! Thanks for reading through my windbag of a post, and please don't forget to stop by my fellow Midnight Margaritas to see what fabulousness they came up with! Have a great day!

Stamps: Paper Smooches - Hubby and Wifey
Ink: Memento - Tuxedo Black; Versa Mark; Staz On - Jet Black; Clear Snap - Chestnut Roan, Creamy Brown; DI - Broken Glass
DP: MME - Dolled Up
Card stock: Recollections
Strathmore water color paper
Adhesives: SA by 3L - MyStik, 3D foam squares: Elmer's extra strength glue stick
Accessories: Marvy Uchida markers: Grand Calibur, Classic Oval Lg & Lacey Ovals Nesties; Tonic/TH distress tool; Stampendous white embossing powder, heat gun


  1. WOW that's a super awesome card!! You have patience girlfriend!! Love the colours, the textures, the layout...just fab!!

  2. wow! amazing card. love the coloring and I so admire you for always decorating the inside. that deserves an award!!!

  3. This is adorable! You do awesome things with PS stamps...and I love how you decorate the inside as well...and your coloring is perfect!

  4. This is so cute. I love that bird couple-how sweet are they!

  5. I love it! And how perfect for them - you even got the denim in there, which is AWESOME POSSUM since Donna didn't say it ;) And definitely cray to use both movie & theme. Sheesh!!
    (BTW, I finally decided what to order from PS - clouds dies! and Green Acres, Chubby Chums, and Reflections (I think...floral set!)) I had to delete about half my cart before I checked out, lol)

  6. Fabulous card, super cute one for the challenge. super job on getting the birds perfect.

  7. This is adorable, Chris! So fun and so perfect for your friend's upcoming nuptials. Love all the detail on your stamping and coloring, and that wood-print die cut fancy frame is just fabulous!

  8. I love LOVE LOVE that you decorate the inside of your cards-- I normally don't do that! However, you inspired me and I did stamp just a sentiment inside a card I will share tomorrow:) HOOOOOORAY!

    LOVE this card-- super cute! Best wishes to the happy couple!!! Ecc. 4:12b

    1. Wow, I've inspired you? I'm am flattered and can't wait to see what you did! Thanks for the kind words! ((hugs!))


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