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,

Tine :)


  1. Wow! This is so pretty Tine! I really need to make something like this for my friend who's getting married in 2 months so thanks for the inspiration!!
    Thanks so much for joining us at The Creative Cottage! xx

  2. Hello Tine! Your card and matching box are so so sweet! I love the soft creams! Thanks for joining in with my challenge at The Creative Cottage this week! Hugs Shelly ;)

  3. this is so beautiful. such a elegant and stylish design they are going to love it. Thanks for joining in this weeks Creative Cottage Challenge, Tracy x

  4. Fabulous card!

    Thank you for joining in with our challenge at PTW this week.


  5. This is stunning! A beautiful gift, thanks for joining us at the creative cottage challenge hugs Rebekah xx

  6. Beautiful work! Thanks for taking part in the MTTC challenge xx

  7. Gorgeous Tine and very elegant too.