Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Wedding with a Swirl

For our friends' wedding, I did not want to create the typical wedding card of bells and hearts.  There is nothing wrong with those, but Holli and Ryan deserved something different and unique.  (I got this idea while looking at the wedding cards at Target.)  First, I covered the card with some green Basic Grey paper because the wedding was in October and I wanted fall colors. Then I cut out the green swirl using Storybook.  I covered the swirl in clear embossing powder and heated it to give it some shine and texture.  After adhering it to the paper, I added the rhinestones and the quote that says, "to have and to hold . . ."  On the inside, I continued the same colors and finished it with, "from this day forward."  I usually am a stickler for capital letters, but the lowercase letters seemed to fit this card perfectly.  I hope their marriage is as wonderful as their wedding was.  Congratulations Holli and Ryan!

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Metal Signs

I found this cute and spooky sign idea from Authentique Papers.  Start with a Metal Decor sign from Michael's.  It is part of their Celebrate It line and I found these near the wooden frames section.  I then layered two pieces of cardstock.  These are all just extra Halloween papers I have collected over the years and never used.  (The original idea used their own line of papers that I think looked great on their site.)  I used a foam brush and painted the edges black.  While those dried, I tied some black wire ribbon into bows at the top.  Then I used the We R Memory Keepers paper piercer to punch holes around all four sides of the papers to give them a little more texture.  I glued this to the middle of the signs.  Then I tied some various Halloween ribbons to the bottom half of the signs.  Using my Cricut, I cut out some orange tags and addeed some Soft Spoken embellishments from Me & My Big Ideas.  I love how these turned out because I used so many Halloween pieces I have had for years and never knew what to do with.  Think of the what you can make with your Halloween stash!