Thursday, 17 June 2010
Wedding card and box
This card was made for the wedding of the son of a friend of ours but I shall also enter it for a couple of challenges.
Creative Cottage – it takes two (in this case, card plus box)
Papertake – ice cream flavours (vanilla)
My time to craft – Xtra special
I must start with an apology for my camera work. No matter where I try to set my shot I either get dark shadows or the whole image turns a different (greyer) colour entirely. It is so annoying!!! Grrrrrrrr. Still, I am sure none of you want to hear about my pictorial malaise.
I made this card and it’s box, from what was described in the shop as ‘pearlescent’ card, though whilst it has a certain sheen to it, I wouldn’t have called it pearlescent myself. It is pretty though, and perfect for a wedding card. This is where a good photo would have benefited. It is white but not a pure white so looks rather classy and I used it in several layers. From the main square base I made a layer just slightly smaller, punching it with a MS border punch and retaining the straight edges which you might otherwise discard. On top of this is another layer of this card, this time hand embossed (I don’t have a die-cutter/embosser anyway) using one of four floral and swirl background embossing stencils I bought from QVC but I have no idea of the manufacturer.
The image is from Precious Moments -and aren’t the tiny birds weaving a heart from her sash so sweet! I used my Promarkers to colour it in as I usually do. LOL. The MS butterflies were cut from the same white card as I used for the image as contrast to the creamier base card and the flowers were from my stash.
I then had to make a box for it of course, as it was too deep for an envelope and I made it from matching ‘pearlescent’ card stock. I embossed a matching square for the centre panel which I raised up using foam pads and onto this I popped a heart embossed using a Glitter Girls board, the ‘Celebrations’ one, & highlighted it with a silver gel pen before topping it off with another of the roses. The butterflies on the box differ to those on the card as I used Promarkers to colour the card lilac and sprayed it with Crafter’s Companion ‘Spray and Sparkle’ before punching them out and adding their jewelled bodies. Maybe my box needs a box now!!! LOL.
Bye for now,