I’ve been saving this card to share with you, and today, as World Card Making day, is perfect timing. A cousin of my dad’s is getting remarried this weekend, and they are honeymooning in Hawaii. My mom asked for a wedding card for them with a Hawaiian theme, and since the wedding was going to be casual, not too fussy. I was completely stumped! I searched the net for inspiration and found it after some hunting, sourcing the right paper and a few paper cuts. Here’s a hint…origami!
Isn’t this THE cutest card!!
I folded some patterned paper into Hawaiian shirts!!
I started with the Groom’s shirt. I took a few practice sheets (I used computer paper to practice to get the folds right, it’s about 20lb weight paper). Then I had to find a patterned paper that 1) looked Hawaiian and 2) wasn’t too thick that I couldn’t fold it.
I think it’ll take some more practice to get pattern placement, but I’m thrilled with how it turned out. I cut a bow tie from some teal paper, and the colours of the card base were worked around the grooms shirt.
For the bride I wanted something a bit more bride-ish. I found some ivory patterned paper that was just the right thickness and folded a second Hawaiian shirt. I added a string of adhesive pearls. I found some netting in a craft box, that was probably the wrapping of a wedding favour and created a tiny veil.
I see so much potential for the Hawaiian shirt- the perfect thing for Father’s day or birthday cards for Dad. You will be seeing more of the Hawaiian shirt!
I’ll be enjoying a football game and a weekend with friends as it’s my University Homecoming, so I won’t be making any cards today- but YOU can! Get crafty!
Happy World Card Making Day!!