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Over the weekend, (my crazy, crazy weekend) my friend Emily got married.  It was a beautiful ceremony and I was a big fan of the food.  It was catered by Chipotle.

Anyway, a wedding called for some crafts. Three of them, in fact.

The first one I’ll share is the card.

I decided to make a card depicting the traditional “Just Married” car. I didn’t stay at the reception long enough to know if they had a car like this or not. 🙂

Like most everything I make, it started with a sketch.

I had these pretty, glittery gold cards that seemed wedding-appropriate. I searched through my paper and found a similarly shiny/glittery white with which to make the car. I cannibalized my sketch and made it into a stencil, tracing each piece onto the papers I used for the final card.

I decided to use vellum for the windshield to make the smooching couple less out in the open. They need some privacy.

I used embroidery floss for the strings attaching the cans to the bumper.

I assembled the car on its own, and glued the kissy faces to the card, because glue + vellum = ugly.

Two little heads, floating on a card… There’s a poem in there somewhere.

I didn’t say it was a good one.

I was bummed that I didn’t have any silver paper (how on earth do I not have silver paper?!) but I remedied the situation by using a silver stamp pad and a stencil brush to color my grey paper silver so the cans would look like… cans.

On the inside, I used a glue stamp pad and a “Congratulations” stamp, and then glittered over it with “fire opal” colored glitter.

I’m kind of a glitter snob. In general I only like to use really fine glitter, and I prefer it in unusual colors.


Here’s the final thing:

Aren’t they cute? I used foam glue dots to attach the cans to the card so they stick up from the card a bit.

Then I used a vellum envelope.  I like that you get a sneak peek of the card without getting the full effect.

That’s it.

I never know how to end these blog posts.

The End.

0 comments on Just Married Card

  1. YES!! Amber, this was so beautiful, and it WILL be framed! Not to mention the box, which I’m saving for something special 🙂 You’re so sweet to put so much time and effort into our gift, we loved it.

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