Wednesday 9 May 2012

#116 Wedding Tryptic's Box

Theme at I ♥ Promarkers - use a charm or pins
Sponsor & prize - our own Karen (some fabby pins)

I might have made the card for my niece's wedding good and early, but I still hadn't made the box to keep it in so thought our challenge this week would be the perfect opportunity - and add some gorgeous pins that teamie Karen had sent me too. She had apparently sent us all slightly different ones so it was my good fortune that these tied in beautifully with my wedding themed box.

The image is that stunner from LOTV called, 'Wedding Couple' and I coloured it with Promarkers and matted it onto blue 'woven' textured card from Papermania (the same sort & colour I had used on the card to go in my box).

Card in it's box, but from this angle you can also see the dimensional layers of the top design as well as the cut-work around the box's sides.

As for the actual box itself, having already worked out the size I would need, I made the base quite easily but the top was going to be more complex as you can see.  I used my Silhouette to cut regular slots around the perimeter which would tie in with those on the top of the card.  (If you would like a reminder of what the card looked like I shall pop the link here).  I used an embossing folder to give me my dotty rectangle, layering it onto pure white pearlescent card as opposed to the pearlescent ivory card I had used for the lid and all the other features - well, other than the vertical border down one side which was the same white card. I then added the narrow white satin ribbon.

I started afresh with the trellis work, this time putting it into an arched shape and also added the 'ringing bells' I had put onto the card to create a stained glass window effect. This was added using glue gel, setting it up to be slightly proud for a bit of dimension.  The image's mat was then also put on using glue gel to raise it up still further.  The roses were cut from two different files, the round petalled ones were Silhouette's own but the jagged edged ones are my own file. The leaves (from Penny Duncan), I hand embossed down the centre and to the centre of my bridal bouquet I added the pearly pins. I then dotted a couple of the smaller cut flowers, shaping some but dotting the centres with liquid pearls. I actually then dissected a few of my flowers (on the Studio software) to give me some individual petals to be dropping in the path of the happy couple. I also set these at various angles using glue gel.

The verses on the liner.

I then created my box-liner on the PC, printing off 3 sentiments, 'pearls of wisdom' regarding marriage & separated firstly by two of the small flat flowers and then a row of the scattered petals to finish it all off.

Hope you like it and I thank all of you who take the time to leave me such kind comments on my cards & projects. They are greatly appreciated.

Tine :)

LOTV - anything goes
Hotshot - young love
One Stop Crafts - celebrations
PaperPlay - stamps/pins/pearls
Crafty Catz - flowers as part of the image (bridal bouquet)
Pixie Dust Studio - flowers
Miss Muffet - May flowers
Joanna Sheen - flower power
Crafting For All Seasons - handmade flowers
I Brake For - florals
Do You Stack Up - circles
Crafts 4 Eternity - use ribbon (narrow white)
SJ Crafts - favourites (colouring with Promarkers, cutting using the Cameo and my fav card stcok)
Craft Us Crazy - inspire using your favourites (see above)
Craft-room - emboss it (logo at bottom of sidebar)
Tammy's Scrapin' Corner -dies/punches
Aud Sentiments - anything goes
Emerald Faerie/A&T - anything goes
Creative Craft - anything goes
Catch The Bug - anything goes.


  1. Just adorable!
    Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week!

  2. Wow this is gorgeous, love the lattice detail and the gorgeous use of the pins, the flowers are beautiful too, thanks for sharing with us at Paper Play, hugs Liz xx

  3. Very pretty
    Thanks for joining us at the Emerald Faerie

  4. Gorgeous! I'm sure it will be treasured as a keepsake! Thanks for joining us at DYSU.

  5. Oh my goodness! your wedding card box is exquisite.I guess you know...I LOVE IT!

  6. This is such an elegant card box. It works so great with the colored image against all the white!

  7. Outstanding work!! The colouring, the layout and the materials used go together perfectly to make something they they will be proud to heirloom!


  8. What a wonderful card Tine.

    Hugs Riet.xx

  9. Tine, what a wonderful card. Thanks for joining us this week at Tammy's Scrapin Corner and good luck in the drawing. DT Member Sassy Raggedy

  10. Classy and elegant and fabulous! Thanks for joining us at LLF this week x

  11. what a gorgeous way to make your Nieces wedding card even more special Tine...I love white on white and it really makes that beautifully coloured LOTV image pop off the page
    Mina xxx

  12. Hi Tine, love your card, this LOTV stamp is so sweet and I love that all white background. Thanks for sharing at Little Miss muffet Challenges. Good luck and hope to see you again. HUgs, Frea DT Member LMM Challenges.

  13. Wow, such a stunning box! I love the lattice panel and the white on white. It's absolutely beautiful. Thanks for sharing your box with us over at the Craft-Room Challenge, and good luck in the draw.

    Maria x

  14. This is beautiful, love the touches of blue.......

  15. I love this project! Just stunning! Thanks for joining the Pixies at Pixie Dust Studio!

  16. Hi Tine, I love this card it is so elegant and the image is beautiful. Am now a follower.
    Hugs Sue W.

  17. so elegant... love the W.O.W....
    thanks for joining us at Miss Muffet challenges- good luck! x

  18. Stunning card. Love all the fabulous details all in white, makes the image pop-out. Beautiful.
    Thank you for joining us at Little Miss Muffet.
    Hugs, Mette

  19. Your attention to detail on this elegant and sweet card is amazing! Thank you for sharing with us at the Craft Room "Emboss It" challenge this fortnight! Suzanne :)

  20. Oh, how cute! Love those die cuts and flowers. Thanks for joining us over at Creative Craft Challenges. NancyD

  21. Such a beautifull card and box. Thank you for entering our "Young Love" challenge at HSC

    hugs Sarah x

  22. Such a pretty card, thanks for playing at Catch The Bug this week.

  23. Fabulous roject! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

  24. Absolutely beautiful, such gorgeous work.

  25. Wow Tine! I don't even know where to begin with telling you everything I ADORE about this box you made. First,the image is absolutely adorable and you've colored it perfectly! I love the flowers and the pin and that trellis work is fantastic! Your niece is going to LOVE this. Thanks so much for entering your amazing project in the Catch the Bug challenge this week. Good luck and please do join us again.

  26. What a great project, I am so glad you joined our May Anything Goes challenge at Catch the Bug Challenge Blog! I hope you will join us again!

  27. Christine this is beautiful! Thanks for joining us for Tammy's Scrapin Corner. :-)

  28. Wow Tine! I totally missed this! Blogger dashboard doesn't work now 99% of the time (the reader part) since they wen't to the new interface, such a pain!! I love this, it looks so elegant, all that white on white is so gorgeous!

  29. What a lovely creation
    Thank you for joining us at Creative Craft this time
    Love Jan

  30. A gorgeous project. Thanks for joining us at the Joanna Sheen Challenge.

    Wendy -x-

  31. Stunning box Tine! :)

    Loving all the white dies and Karens pins look gorgeous and just so perfect for this!



  32. Really elegant pretty the colours and gorgeous embossing..Thanks so much for joining our Craft-Room Challenge..Esther xx

  33. so cute.
    thanks for joining us at CFAS!
    Jani x

  34. Stunning!! Thanks for joining in with the S J Crafts Challenge! Sarah x

  35. Lovely project!
    thanks for sharing at Craft us crazy this week!