It's been awhile, but I have been making a few things!!!
This last week I decided to make the amazing wedding box card I have had saved in my favourites for ages from the very talented Julia Tomoiaga's blog (if you click on her name it will take you to her wedding box card). I have a client at work who is getting married next weekend and as I was calling in to his place on Friday just been, to pick up some information I needed, I thought I could use his upcoming wedding as an excuse to make one. I must say I absolutely loved the way it turned out, one of the few things I am truely happy with the end product.
So here are some pic's and I will warn you there are lots, as it was hard knowing how to photograph it.
Firstly the outside.......
The colour doesn't show up too well, but the green is actually a nice bright lime green. With the help from one of my workmates, I learnt how to use txt boxes in Word to write the names in and then be able to move them around to sit nicely in the love-heart spellbinders die cut. The lace around the lid edge is from Wild Orchid Crafts.
Then you take the lid off and te-da.......
It falls open as above, but what you can't see above is that.......
its actually got a 2 layer wedding cake in side, (well a paper wedding cake that is) how cool is that!!!! The papers I used are a digital papers from Rosey Posey Studios called "Blessing Papers" and are absolutely gorgeous, so thanks to Julia for putting the link in on her blog.
Some more pics.......
A close-up of the cake, the flowers are all from Wild Orchid Crafts, the leaves are from Prima, the gold ribbon is from our local craft store Artful Crafts.
I repeated the bow and flower arrangements on the other side of the cake as well, which you can just see a peek of in the above photo. The left panel frame is cut using spellbinder dies and their foil paper. The florish is a Magnolia die, it has wee hearts on it which is soo appropriate for a wedding card don't you think.
Again I used the txt box method in Word to create the saying, which is a copy from Julia's card but I really loved it!!! I used a Spellbinders die and inked the edges then stickled the edges heaps with Rangers Diamond Dust Stickles. The butterfly is my large Martha Stewart Butterfly punch on the Spellbinders foil.
This side has the cool Cherry Lynn large heart die on in, which doesn't stand out so much in this photo, and I have lightly inked the edges.
The above die is another Cherry Lyn Doily die with 3 Prima flowers attached. I made the mistake of cutting the inner circle out with a Spellbinder die afterwards, but when I ran it through my cuttlebug it flattened out the imprint of the doily die, so I had to very carefully put it back into the doily die and run it through the cuttlebug again, lesson learnt on that!!!
The wedding picture is from Lily of the Valley and is one of their preprinted die cut cards as I didn't have time to colour an image in, these die cut prints are really gorgeous and time saving as well.
And so did my client like it..........
Well yes!!!! Yippee!!!! My client is actually the groom and he was going to leave opening it until his fiance got home, but I talked him into having a wee peak, and he was soooo surprised and impressed to see what was inside, it's always fun watching people's reactions, sooo I went away very happy that it was a success as you are never sure if someone is going to like what you have made for them.
Well this is a very very long blog post, I hope I haven't bored you all toooo much (must be making up for not blogging for awhile). I would just like to thank Julia for sharing her Wedding Card with us as otherwise I would never have known how to make one and I will definitely be making another one soon. Thanks again Julia!!!!
Cheers till next time.