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Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Black & White Basket

Good Tuesday Morning to ya.

I haven't posted in a couple days because I've been working on a big project I'm about to share with ya. The administrator at the assisted living where my mom & I volunteer is getting married and the residents are throwing her a shower. So my mom and I wanted to go and help and also bring her a present. I was so happy with the way my baby basket came out a couple weeks ago that I decided I would try a wedding one.

Here is what I came up with....
The bride is using a black and white theme. But the cool thing is all her flowers are red for that splash of color. The colors look so awesome in this basket that I can't imagine how classy a whole hall would look decked out.
Here's a closer look.........
All the cuts came from the Wedding Solutions cartridge and layered and layered to give them depth.
The dress was cut at 6 1/4 on shadow, blackout and normal. I used a few adhesive rhinestones to pretty it up and some "skittles on the train. The back part is glitter paper so it really shines. I added a ribbon around the waist to soften it up a bit.
The tux was also cut at 6 1/4 on shadow. I used glitter paper for the lapels and bow tie. The buttons are skittles small and one large one. I shadowed the arms with a black Prisma. The white "shirt" I used white shiny paper from M's that looks like it has pinstripes. I think it looks so cool!
The glasses were cut at four and shadowed. All the paper on these are glitter. I again added some bling and found the ribbon at JoAnn's. The "bubbles" are mini "skittles".


The doves were cut at five. I used this swirly paper from M's so it looks like they have feathers. The black heart is glitter paper and a few rhinestones for pop. I used liquid glass to highlight eyes and line the wing.


These bells are probably my favorite. I cut them around four times I can't remember. All the paper on these are glitter so they really sparkle. I added rhinestones around the band and two for the dingy part. (love that technical term) and added the same ribbon from earlier to the top.


This heart was cut at 7 and shadowed. All papers here are glitter as well.


For the cake I used the swirly paper from the birds so it really does look like frosting. It has such a cool effect. The base is the same pinstripe paper from the tux. I added the touch of red on the hearts with stickles. The black "frosting" is also the glitter paper. I added a ribbon from my stash.


These are probably my least favorite. Just not much to them. I used some silver metal paper for the bands and stickled the diamond with Ice stickles. Added a shimmery ribbon and they were done.

This stamp was cut at 4 1/2. The papers here are all glitter to bling it up a bit. This one was a lot of fun. I cut it and was not happy with how it looked just cut as is. I wanted the flowers to be separate instead of one sheet of paper with lines cut in it. So, I cut the single flower on the same cart at 1 1/4 about 10-15 times and curled the petals with my thumb and secured them with pop dots. I added rhinestones for the flower centers. It's so much more interesting that way. I added some red ribbon to the handle and a few rhinestones for bling.
The stickles they are all adhered to are just wooden dowels from Hobby Lobby. I painted them white and black and attached the cuts with double sided tape.
Thanks for stopping by!

8 comments:

  1. WOW!!!!! you have created an awesome gift!!! love all the little details you added, the tux shirt and gown are perfect. :-)

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  2. Girl!! You have SOOOOOOO outdone yourself on this one! I hope you posted this to the Cricut MB. This is one fantastic basket! Kudos to you!

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  3. This is absolutely gorgeous!!! Great job!!!

    Jolynda8P

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  4. oh wow so glad I hung around to take a look at this. The bride will love it - all the items are just so special - I'm sure she will treasure them forever.
    Ann xxx
    http://thepinkelephantchallenge.blogspot.com

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  5. WOW - what a fabulous job - that is an awesome idea and you did it so well! I am sure the bride is going to be delighted!

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  6. What an awesome gift!!! It is stunning!!!

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