We love a party. My cousin Allie married in Jamaica and had her wedding reception here. So with a tropical theme in mind, Lenny and I wore clothes we had worn in Hawaii a few years ago. There were several others with the same idea, lots of sundresses and a few other men's flowery shirts.
So for this two page layout, I chose Stampin' Up!'s Sweet Sorbet papers from the past winter's Sale-a-bration. It is my favorite paper ever from Stampin' Up!
On the far right of the layout, I stenciled a border of leaves from a stencil I cut on the Silhouette. I'll have a lesson on creating your own stencils in my upcoming Scrapbooking with Stencils class. You can cut them on the Silhouette or the Cricut or any other electronic die cutting system. The leaves are done in light modeling paste colored with an ink refill. I love all the dimension and texture.
One of the nice things about cutting your own stencil is you have the design to cut out from paper as well. I cut a smaller version of the leaves to go with the flower on the left hand page.
The page also has a vellum pocket to hold the shower and wedding invitations.
Here is the process video on YouTube:
And here is the sketch:
I remember seeing on a TV drama one time this lady who snuck into weddings and pretended to be someone's aunt. There were always so many people and no one wanted to be rude and say they didn't remember Aunt So and So. I think that may be me in 30 years. I love weddings, particularly the receptions. :-)
Labor Day holiday weekend is here in the US. Hope you have safe travels and one last blast for summer!