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.
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.