Back to the 1920s

Happy Belated Canada Day!

Hope you all had a fabulous long weekend! Hubby and I were invited to attend a theme wedding – a 1920s wedding. So cool. I had been pinteresting ideas for about 6 months and finally put together the PERFECT outfit with 1 1/2 days to spare.

Hubby found a zoot suit at the costume place in town – SO ridiculously easy for him. I finally found a cream dress with black lace at the thrift store and added a black scarf to create the look of a low waist.  Then it was all about the accessories! Fishnet stockings, lace gloves, long beads, flapper headband, and a cigarette holder.  Porcelain doll-like makeup meant dark eyeliner, smokey eyes and bright red lipstick. The hair was, however, a mystery to me, so I opted for lots of ringlets and I think I pulled it off.

Here we are being tough gangsters:

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And here I am doing a little showing off of my outfit:

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We had an absolute blast at the wedding, did lots of dancing, and got lots of compliments! I must say that I absolutely adored going “back to the 20s” and have decided to bring some of the 20s into my everyday life…the bright red lipstick in particular 😉

For the wedding card I wanted to do something vintage to reflect the 1920s theme. I started with the Very Vanilla cardstock and used the Music Notes wheel, then I splattered it with Chocolate Chip re-inker. To give it an even more aged look I sponged with Crumb Cake ink all over and particularly around the edges.  Since the polka dot paper is actually white, not vanilla I sponged all over it with Crumb Cake ink too. I used the En Francais background stamp on Crumb Cake cardstock and inked around the edge of it too.

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The Champagne glimmer paper cut with  the dotted scallop ribbon punch gives it just the right amount of bling. The greetingt is from Seasonal Sayings and was the perfect vintage-inspired sentiment.  Don’t you think?

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