Thursday, 27 June 2013

First Anniversary Cascade Card's Box

Well, not wanting the cascade card I had made to get damaged, I decided to make a box for it. I wanted to create something that hinted at what was within but was different enough to be a design in it's own right too rather than just an addition to it.  I also realised that I would have to make the box deep enough for a card which whilst it could 'squash' flat if going into an envelope, would be inclined to pop up a little if not restrained, if you know what I mean.

Loads of layers on the flowers alone.
I decided to use the lovely sketch at 'The Sweet Stop' this week (though set it at an angle so I hope that is permissible) & for the image I went not with the identical Precious Moments' image of the card but one with a couple hugging instead.  The image was coloured with Promarkers, again reflecting the colours of the card & those on the wedding day itself which hopefully my niece & her husband will appreciate.  This loving Precious Moments couple are stood above complementary layers (as per the sketch) to those on the card - either similarly embossed, with cut fretwork or with oodles of matching flowers for a dimensional border.  Embellishment using the same multi-layered floral spray from Miss Kate Cuttables & again cut using a combination of plain & pearlescent cardstock, helps to tie it back to the card but I then added a final singular flower to the empty corner provided when I set the main panel at an angle. I know this is a little astray from the sketch alone - but thought that in the case of this wider area to fill, it helped with the overall design so I hope the ladies at The Sweet Stop don't mind. One further addition is that of the Anniversary sentiment to give the keepsake box some identity. (I do hope these creations are keepsakes & not just confined to the bin after a week or so - you can't be sure can you - & only we crafters appreciate how much time goes into our projects).  As I would expect the box to get a bit more wear & tear than the card - (well, hopefully the card won't get played about with too much!!!!) - then rather than adding finishing touches of sticky-backed pearls & gems as I had popped onto the card, I dotted the floral centres with Cosmic Shimmer pearl glue.

I then created a box liner printed with inspirational & meaningful sentiments I hope the couple will appreciate as I wish them all the best on their continued journey through life together. To finish that off, I popped on single layer flowers not wanting too much dimension on the inside but couldn't resist prettifying the inside a bit, again adding Cosmic Shimmer centres.

Thanks for visiting my blog and a thank you to those taking the time to leave a comment too.

Tine :)

Challenges I would like to enter this box for are:

The Sweet Stop - design sketch
{Pin}spirational - image inspirations - colours
Hobycutz - anything beginning with 'H' (hugs)
Passion for Promarkers - name that tune (Hug & Squeeze Me - Lynsey de Paul)
Stamping Sensations - summer blooms
Stamp with Fun - celebrate
Whoopsi Daisy - 3-d
Country View - die-cuts (Silhouette Cameo digi cutter)
Scrappers Delight - either punch, die-cut or cut-file
Incy Wincy - tic tac toe (vertical centre - no pattern paper, emboss it, flowers)
Heck of a Challenge - tic tac toe (diagonally - pearls, die-cut /punches, flowers)
Pan Pastel - lots of layers (even the leaf die-cuts alone are made from 3 layers!)
{PIN}spirational image
Love to Scrap - anything but a card
Crazy - anything but a card
Inky Chicks - anything goes
Word Art Wednesdays - anything goes
Through The Craftroom Door - anything goes
Challenges 4 Everybody - anything goes.


  1. Wat een schitterende kaart,zo lief afdrukje,en zo mooi ingekleurd.

    Liefs Riet.

  2. So pretty. Love the image and great coloring.
    Thanks for playing along with The Sweet Stop! Looking forward to seeing your creations at our next challenge. ♥ Jamie at CraftyGirl21

  3. A really gorgeous creation Tine and the white on white looks stunning.

    Thanks so much for sharing with us at Stamping Sensations challenge.

    B x

  4. Gorgeous keepsake box. Such a cute image and beautifull colouring. Love how you did the inside, makes it so special.
    Thank you for joining us at Scrapper's Delights

    DT Call at Creative Fingers

  5. Such a sweet idea, making that beautiful box. Your coloring is really, well it looks perfect to me. All those lovely layers are pristine.
    We appreciate your participation in our weekly AG challenge. Thank you so much for showcasing this wonderful art with us at WAW.
    Psalm 23 Blessings,
    Carole Robb Bisson
    Word Art Wednesday

  6. What a great take on the sketch at the Sweet Stop Challenge this week! Very pretty box, and I truly hope it won't be discarded too quickly - you have gone to a lot of effort, and much skill and creativity with this project, and it is lovely! Thank you for joining us at the Sweet Stop :)

  7. Congrats on a beautiful project.

  8. Wonderful cute and beautiful card.

  9. An absolutely darling Precious Moments card. Thanks so much for sharing with us!
    Word Art Wednesday

  10. What a wonderful cute couple! Beautiful box. Thanks for playing with us at Hobbycuitz challenge!

  11. Wow! Amazing Card. I love the colouring. Thanks for joining us at PFP this week. Good luck!
    Hugs Frida

  12. Your card is absolutely adorable, Tine! The coloring on your precious anniversary card is stunning! The floral accents are perfect...the recipient of this card will love it! Thanks so much for joining us at The Sweet Stop this week!

  13. Pretty box! Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenge.

  14. Such a cute image and a beautiful use of die-cuts. Thank you for playing along with us at Scrappers Delights Challenge Blog.

    Kelly x

  15. Really adorable, I love the sweet image and those die cuts are so pretty, thank you for joining in with the PanPastel UK Challenge blog
    Lindsay xx

    (prizes now posted only to UK addresses due to rising postage costs)

  16. Cute box and thanks for playing at Love to Scrap!!!!

  17. So cute! Love the image!
    Have a nice day, Tine!

  18. This is amazing! Your colouring and embellishments show case the image perfectly. Great to have you with us at INCY WINCY this week with such a stunning design.
    Hugs Sheryl xx

  19. Absolutely gorgeous, from the white-on-white, right on down to the colored image and design! Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us in the Love To Scrap! Challenge Blog's "No Cards Allowed!" challenge!
    Leslie, DT

  20. What a sweet image... nicely done!! Thanks for playing with us at Love To Scrap!!

  21. Great image, beautiful card. Thanks for sharing with us this month at Country View Challenges. Chris xxx

  22. Hi Tine,
    This is just the cutest. What an adorable image & your colouring is fab. I love those gorgeous die cuts too. Thanks for joining us at Passion For Promarkers this week.
    Andie xx

  23. Such a beautiful card. Thank you for joining in the Passion for Promarkers challenge, and good luck.
    Cathy xx

  24. Lovely creation, well done! This stamp is so cute!
    Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenge.

    groetjes, Ellen

  25. Very beautiful card! so elegant! thanks for playing with "Hobbycutz challenge". Good luck!

  26. Well Tine you never ever pull back with your creativity do you the box is gorgeous...just love what you've done with it...super project...!!

  27. Precious card!!! Thanks so much for participating in our {PIN}SPIRATIONAL challenge!! Hope to see you again for our next challenge!!
    A Little Bit O' Paper

  28. Very nice creation - I like it. Thanks for joining Stamp with Fun.
    Big hug