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.
I never know how to end these blog posts.