Sunday, March 10, 2013

Brandy's Bridal Shower Gift

Brandy's Bridal Shower

My fabulous friend Brandy is getting married in Jamaica in April.  I wanted to make her something that would go with the beach theme but did not yell beach.  Plus I wanted to make sure it would go with her home style.  It turned out perfect.
I used My Mind's Eye Lost & Found 2 collection.  I made the mat for a 5x7 picture with the background mat cut at 6x8, then a layer of cardboard which gave the picture area alot of dimension.
The gold trim I had in my stash.
I went to Michael's for the flowers and was so excited to find some with sand color in them. I used flat back pearls, a couple of buttons and the large flower center is G45. I painted all the metals with Cocoa and dry brushed with Antique White. The metals are Tim Holtz, Recollections and G45.

When I make a gift like this I try to make sure the cards match some what.  I used the same MME paper line, typed the Congrats on Word, the clock stamp is a $1 stamp from JoAnn's but had to use IamRoses flowers for the card,  I made the little corner brackets to fill in the empty space.  The bottom right corner was calling for the key.  The finishing touch is always the Martha 3 butterfly punch.  It turned out great. 
She loved them and can't wait to put her pictures in it.  Thanks for stopping by and come visit me at my Facebook page.  Robbin CrazedCrafter