Tuesday, 18 August 2009

I guess it's safe..

to show you the wedding cards!

Michelle and her mum were over the moon with these, and they're going to Ireland to a big family wedding later this week.

Michelle has chosen to give this acetate card...
Being acetate, it's a bit of a nightmare to photograph well. The bottom right hand corner has two champagne glasses with bubbles (stick-on pearls) fizzing out. I also added a few more pearls to the top corner after I'd photographed it.

and here it is with it's very pretty matching box...

That doublesided Papermania PP is gorgeous, with a gold shimmery motif. I'd originally intended this for christmas projects! Embellies are all dug out from my wedding project stash.

Oh,the nightmare I had making boxes - I had a confused-dot-com moment or three!

First I made the square box too small.

Then I made the next box and ended up with two bases. And I'd used up quite a lot of time and Cosmo Cricket paper decorating it...and I'd used very strong glue on said decorating...So it all went in the bin and I started again!

Lesson learned - make a template for your card and write the measurements down!

So without further ado, here's my favourite...(you may need to sit down, it's so gorgeous LOL)

Cue drum roll...

and the second box that I made. I checked the card fit before I decorated this time!

Now just catch your breath there!
A little close-up of the happy couple...

And at a funny angle to see the shimmer I added to the flowers, the bride's veil and the groom's cravat (sp?) I know it hasn't photographed that well - just use your imagination at how much more lovely everything looks with bling!

And of course, with my usual last minute fiddling with cards, I added a little charm to the ribbon.

As you've probably gathered, I love this Whiff of Joy stamp. I had to await it coming back in stock - I even bought extra, extra stamps in case it didn't come back in stock! LOL

I used the 'Happy ever after' Cosmo Cricket papers, some SU 'So Saffron' designer paper.

The couple are stamped and coloured with Copics (sorry, didn't write down what colours I used). I then masked the image and stamped 'French Script' (SU) in gold. Shape cut and embossed with Nesties, rub-ons used for the greeting..

The label shapes at the bottom and on the box were cut with my new toy - Cuthbert Cricut!

I tried the image with flower soft over the garland - I'd seen it done on a couple of blogs and it looked lovely. Not at all keen on the effect on my attempt though - currently that's in the reject pile!

Go 0n, have a cuppa now, that was such a long post, I'm sure you're exhausted!



  1. Well haven't you been a busy bee!! Not only cards but BOXES too!!!
    Just love all of your creations but that last card is definitely something to be VERY chuffed with - not only beautiful colouring but beautiful bling too (though subtle of course!)
    Save your scraps - you never know when you'll be able to use 'em again!

  2. Both are gorgeous, but I'm with you - the stamp image is just lovely, as is what you've done with it. Love to hear that you're a fiddler long past the point of finishing!

  3. These wedding cards are gorgeous and the boxes finish them off perfectly. Well worth all the hard work getting them right, lol.

    I have a little present for you on my blog.

    Sara xx

  4. Oh my gosh Alison! Superb! Gorgeous! Absolutely stunning!

    Teri xx


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