A Non-Traditional Wedding Card for Viva a Verve, May Sketch Challenge!

Hello Folks!

So many Weddings today are not Traditional.

It’s not a bad thing…couples are planning their own

celebrations of their unions, in their own way!

Other than Prince Harry and Meaghan…many couples

break further away from tradition than just a cake flavor

or choice of song for their first dance as a couple!

They make the day their own.

I admire that!


On to Today’s Card!

Here is the Challenge I entered!

Viva La Verve May 2018-a sketch challenge!



Here is my Card!



The one thing that doesn’t seem to change at Weddings…the Flowers!

Gotta have Flowers!

Here is the inside of my Card!


I stamped the flowers and used the Grapefruit Grove to color in the flowers!

Stock and Measures:


Mint Macaron-card base, 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ score @ 4 1/4″ fold in half on the score

Basic Black-flagged banner mat 1 5/8″ x 4 3/8″

Tranquil Tide-rectangle mat, 2″ x 3 1/4″

-front large panel mat, 4″ x 5 1/4″

Blackberry Bliss-mat across card front, 7/8″ x 4 ”

Rich Razzleberry-scallop circle, 2 3/4″

Whisper White-greeting circle, 2 3/8″

-inside panel, 4″ x 5 1/4″


Blackberry Bliss-greeting, inside sentiment

Pear Pizzazz-stems inside

Stampin’ Write Marker, Grapefruit Grove-to color inside flowers

Stamp Sets:

Petal Palette-greeting

Rose Wonder-inside sentiment

Love What You Do-inside flower


Big Shot-die cutting machine

Layering Circles Framelits-scallop circle, DSP circle

Stitched Shapes Framelits-greeting circle


Here is my Card, again!


I now have that non-traditional Card in my stash!

When Mr. Hubster and I married, we had it in the evening,

it was a second marriage for the both of us,

and the reception was held in a home of a good friend’s Mother. She did

all the cooking and she did buy the cake, but it was a relaxed and enjoyable time.

There were about 40 close friends and relatives.

I did wear a traditional dress with train, but it was from 1935 and Ivory from age.

I wore a gardenia flower on a hair comb, and carried an artificial bouquet, made with

gardenia’s and greenery. Simple, however we did have a church service, candlelight!

Ah! So many years ago!!! BUT, we did have our own simple ‘Gala’ to celebrate.

We did it our way!

So…Kudos to those that plan ‘their day’ ‘their way’!


Until the next Post…Blessings and Great Planning to you ALL!

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