I’ve not played Magic since I was 14 if not before that but this proposal using Magic the gathering cards is quite sweet. I especially like the fact that it’s a two phase proposal, you first get the ring out of your deck and then you put it under the other player’s control. They have the option to tap the ring to say yes.
Personally I’d probably play a couple of turns before I tapped the ring just to keep the tension up…
I’m of two minds on these roses, on the one hand they look awesome, on the other I’m not sure I agree with destroying books to make them… I’m not sure what it is about books that makes them sacred, but there is something about them that makes defiling them a cardinal sin. That said destroying a mass produced art work to create a unique one is okay isn’t it?
If you are Lazy you can just buy them on Etsy but I’ve copied the instructions here just in case the source link goes down for whatever reason.
Grosgrain Ribbon, ½ Width cut to 4 inch lengths
16 Gauge Wire cut to 15 inch lengths
Glue Sticks (low temp)
Step 1: Gather materials. If you are using vintage books or sheet music as your paper source make sure it is still flexible enough to curl with your fingers. The wire can be found at the hardware store, and is sometimes called “black wire” or “annealed coil wire.” Be sure you are using low temp hot glue because you’ll be able to feel it right through the paper petals as you work.
Step 2: Cutting. You will need to stockpile at least 5 different sizes of petals ranging from about ¾ inch wide to 3 inches wide. I cut freehand, and avoid templates, so that each petal is a unique and organic shape. Think of the shapes as little church windows or arches. Some can be pointy, and some can be rounded. For each flower you will need at least 4 of each size. Make more than you need.
Step 3: Shaping. I really feel that this is the most important step to create natural and soft looking flowers. Roll the edges of each petal, and pinch the base slightly. Each one can be done a little differently to give the petals character and roundness. I shape all of my petals before I even begin gluing anything.
Step 4: Rolling the center. You need to cut out one more shape for each flower, and this is for the coiled center of the rose. This shape should be about 2 ½ inches long with a rounded tip. Roll it up into a tube to create its shape. Unroll it and run a bead of hot glue along the inside and re-roll it around the end of your wire. Another dot of glue will hold it in place.
Step 5: Attaching petals. Begin with your smallest petals. Use a single dot of glue, about ¼ inch from the bottom of the petal to attach it to the stem. Your next petal should overlap the first. Continue adding small petals, rotating the stem as you go, always slightly overlapping the last petal you attached. This is where your artistry will come in as you continue to rotate and build. As you begin adding larger petals pinch the bases, as they are much wider. By pinching at the bases you will be rounding out the rose, and creating space between layers.
Step 6: Finishing. The sepals will be made of ribbon, which will also cover your final seams and create a nice polished look. Each rose needs two – 4 inch lengths of ribbon. Wrap them around the stem and secure to the undersides of the petals. Cut a ‘V’ into each end of the ribbons to finish.
Via 100 Layer Cake
I’ll be honest with you, if someone told me they were going to have a Super Mario themed wedding I would have assumed it would have been a rather tacky affair, maybe verging on kitsch, but definitely cartoony.
That’s why this photo set on Green Wedding Shoes surprised me. It’s not tacky, it’s not cartoony, it’s almost classy.
Sure it’s not your traditional white wedding, but I think it’s actually quite stylish. The wedding concept is apparently the work of Primary Petals.
This ring was posted on Deviant Art by TheBoog17:
The setting of this ring was custom made for a customer using our 3Design CAD CAM software and cast in 14k white gold.
The setting is designed to look like the symbol of an evil robot organization. The mask setting is two sided, and the prongs holding the Moissanite gemstone in place are the robot’s horns, which I thought was pretty cool.
The ring in this picture is blown up quite a bit, so as you can see the fine detail work is mind boggling.
Via Me So Nerdy
The Zombie Wedding cake topper above and the one below are from ZombiesbyZombiatch on Etsy, Sadly the one on the top looks like it’s sold out, but there are other designs. But who the hell would want a zombie wedding cake? Who the hell wouldn’t! Who killed bambi? have compiled a collection of Zombie wedding cakes they found online.
So apparently fashion designers Kaviar Gauche (Those crazy Germans) think that people (I would assume women but I’m not one to judge) would be willing to wear this G-String Wedding dress… I guess the bride is covered in a veil head to toe so it’s fine…
You can see the um… Dress… in action around 37 seconds into the video below…
via Incredible Things.
Want a traditional white wedding cake but but also want a chocolate cake? Well you can have your cake and eat it… This half and half cake was made by Shockley’s Sweet Shoppe:
This amazing wedding cake was made of White & Chocolate fondant; specifically halved for the bride & halved for the groom. Chocolate ganache delicately dripped down the chocolate side while a hand-pipped design decorated the other side. Fresh tuxedoed strawberries adorned the cake.
I wasn’t going to blog this, but then I pissed myself laughing at the fact that she had her hair done with a fork… There is a whole photo set at the The Disney Wedding Blog of this Little Mermaid/Disney Princess Themed Wedding. Go check it out. I’ll leave you with this image of the bridal party: