Monday, 31 October 2011

Wedding Gift Card Holder

My friend Jane made this at my Christmas Card making Day yesterday.  She has loads of weddings coming up and wanted to make wedding gifts instead.  This is a little money/gift card holder.  Most couples want cash these days, so this makes a gorgeous little keepsake. 

To make this, Jane used Baja Breeze cardstock (4" x 7") and scored at 1" and then at 4 1/2 ".  She then folded it up.  The 1 1/2" part becomes the pocket, so she attached 2 light blue brads to hold it together.  The En francais background stamp was used on Very Vanilla cardstock using Crumbcake ink.  She then inked to edges with Crumbcake, too.  She got to try out our brand new lettering stamp set called 'Letter it'.  We arranged the letters to read A & T instead of T & A (for obvious reasons!)  She used Soft suede ink for that weathered look.  We didn't have an 'and' so we improvised and coloured in the 'and' from the Merry and Type set and cut it out and stuck it on top of a couloured in letter!  She finished it off with some lovely Baja Breeze seam binding Ribbon and stuck on some pale blue pearls, which I think really make it.

The new technique here, is the way we coloured in part of a stamp with the matching marker and stamped only the word or part of the stamp that we wanted.  A special trick is after you have coloured it in, you breathe on it to reactivate the ink  before stamping.

Good work, Jane.  Your friends will love recieving that on their special day.


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