Saturday, January 31, 2009

A Wedding Gift

The wind is roaring outside and it's PLUS 4...strange weather! Inside, I'm trying to finish a small wedding gift. When this is complete, it will contain matching thank you cards and envelopes. What newly-minted couple couldn't use thank you cards?

I used Riding Hood Red, Chocolate Chip, and Close to Cocoa CS. The stamp sets I used are A Rose is a Rose and Wonderful Words. The brads are from Chatterbox. You can't see it in this photo, but the interior pockets and the back of the purse are stamped with the Bella wheel.

Since this is a wedding gift, I wanted to add extra touches here and there. To achieve that, I used dimensionals on the flowers, layered the ribbon, and sponged and distressed the edges. This is a tutorial I'll definitely be using again!

The tutorial for this project can be found at Paper Pleasing Ideas ( It's easy to follow and customize!

Now for some close-ups...if you'd like to see them even closer, just click on the picture.


Julia said...

Absolutely stunning! What an awesome gift. All those shades of brown look sooooo good together, esp with the red. I especially love how the roses turned out and how you popped them with the dimensionals. You rock!

Bev said...

OMW!!!! Gulp!! This is so gorgeous! I would never have thought of using those colours for the roses but it's stunning!

hugs Bev x

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Awesome gift!!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

P.S. Thank you for your sweet comment. I would consider a video tutorial, that is IF I could figure it all out..especially how to get it to show up on my blog. Maybe some day. :)