Monday, January 27, 2014

Wedding Card and Wedding Card Box

I love weddings. I love the happiness and the memories that are etched on our minds by weddings. I think they should always be an occasion where I take special care to do something really nice. So I was very happy to make something special for my friends who were married on the weekend.

My friends had a Wishing Well instead of a present table, so I really wanted my card to be special. Here's the card I made for them using all kinds of Stampin' Up! products, both new and retired. It is a gate fold card:

I made the Bride's dress with the Dress Up (130101) thinlit and added to her dress length by cutting a few more dress bottoms out and layering them. I hand drew and cut the groom's outfit. His button rose is a teeny tiny spiral rose I made with the smallest scalloped circle punch. The larger roses are of course made with the Spiral Rose die (129379) (available TOMORROW!) I used an Expressions thinlit (132171) (retiring TOMORROW!) for the word, and nestled a Frosted Finishes embellishment (132150) (also retiring TOMORROW!!) in amongst the roses. That's white organza ribbon (114319) and the embossing folder used on the dress is retired. The one I used on the background is the Pretty Print Textured Impressions one (132175) (retiring TOMORROW!) I used retired SU stamp and other manufacturer stamped greetings on the inside, and made the little scalloped money envelope with a retired Big Shot die. I hand cut the hearts.I finished off the card by adding some pearls to the dress, the flowers, even to the groom's buttonhole. And I used some silver shimmer paint to highlight and edge the bride's dress.

The spiral roses made the card TALL. I also used nearly a whole A4 sheet of Whisper White and Basic Black cardstock to make the card, so it was tall too.

That meant I needed a card box, not a card envelope. So I made one:

The silver is actually roof flashing bought at a hardware store, then put through my Big Shot with a retired embossing folder. I carefully blunted the edges before mounting it to the top of the box. I used similar products to decorate the top - the Spiral Rose die, white organza ribbon, pearls...but I added their surname by cutting out individual letters with my Big Shot using a retired set of alphabet dies.

Did I say I had fun?

I had fun.

I think the bride and groom liked it when they opened it, too.

Congratulations again, Mr and Mrs Newlyweds!


Alz said...

Wow!!!! Susan this is simply stunning! I'm sure your friends loved it!!!!!! :) xx

Lady Anne Milnes-Howard said...

Oh Susan the card and box are gorgeous, you are so clever, I love how you made the dress up and the groom looks so smart, I should image your friends thought it was fabulous and I suspect it was the best card there :) Thank you for sharing with us at Lady Anne's "Lets Show it off"
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Ellis said...

Beautiful card and great layout, the box looks perfect for it too! =)
You did a great job! =)
Hugs, Elenor

Unknown said...

Absolutely beautiful Susan, I love the wedding dress and the gorgeous roses. I'm sure it will be treasured forever Melanie x.

Crafting with Darcy said...

Susan, I saw your card at Lady Anne's 'Show it Off'!! Beautiful beautiful beautiful!! This is such a fabulous wedding card and the box you made is over-the-top!!! Now I just have to have that thinlit die!!!

fairysparkle said...

Now that is just beautiful work ,they will love it forever I'm sure .Just beautiful.xxh

Crafting With Jack said...

Absolutely lovely, well done .

Vicki Hodgman said...

This is WOW! Love the bridal dress. A lot of time and effort but well worth it. Yes, I am still not well but slowly trying to get back into things. Thank you for your kind comment. Vx