Wednesday, November 19, 2008

This is What Love Looks Like

I was asked to make a wedding can and card for a very special friend of a very special friend. The wedding colors are pink and brown and I know from their site on "the knot" that she likes polka dots. The background lights in the photo reminded me of polka dots as well.

My friend supplied the photo so that was my inspiration.  I printed it out to be 3.5 x 5 but it still left a small white border so I cut it off top and bottom, thus the straight edges.  (I know it looks crooked but it wouldn't stand up any other way.  It fits on nice and straight.)

They looked so in love and they were on a cruise so I knew this had to be fun as opposed to elegant. In addition, I always include a scroll with ideas for using the can after the wedding.  The bride is a fun young lady so I wanted their gift to be fun as well. I think they'll feel comfortable leaving the can out so they can use it according to the suggestions on the scroll.

The cute paper is American Crafts adhered with Scor-Tape, of course! The ribbon wrapping the handle is from the wedding dept. at Target. Such a bargain at 15 yds. for $2.99. The checked ribbon came from Michael's and the ribbon on the card is Martha Stewart.  That tool is a paint can opener...nice, new and shiny to open their gift....money is going in there so want to make it easy for them to get into their gift.

I ran the card base through my Cuttlebug embossing just the bottom half with the Swiss Dots folder. I think you can see it if you click on the photo. I just cut some remnant strips of the double-sided DP and layered them covering the layers with the MS ribbon. I used my craft knife to cut slits in the spine of the card and ran the ribbon through and around the front. The top ribbon on the card is adhered with 1/8" Scor-Tape.

Hope they have a long and happy marriage!

Blessings and Happy Stamping!

Charlene
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1 comment:

Mel M. M. McCarthy said...

How cool! and stunning. I love that you tailored the DP to her love of polka dots and it is such a classy look. She's sure to adore it! :O)