Good morning!! Am back today with the first of three wedding cards that I made for a family to give to their daughter/granddaughter/sister. The wedding was at the weekend - so I hope it all went well for them.
The brief was very detailed, so I had a lot to work with. Firstly, the colours were taken from a picture of the bridesmaid's dress. I was really fortunate in that Valeriane on Etsy had a set of digital papers called Coral Damask that worked perfectly. I did a little colour picking on the computer to make the single colour papers for matting and layering, and for the tractor, fence and animal silhouettes.
As you can tell, the theme was farming, so I used my Craft Robo and the cutting files from Bird's Cards for her Tractor card. I didn't need the base - just the tractor itself. The picket fence is from another cutting file set - this one is really old - from CraftRobo Megastore - which sadly no longer exists. I found the silhouettes for the horse, pony, dog, pig and sheep at Silhouettes Free.
The base card and matching box are made from Centura Pearl Fresh White - which has a slightly more ivory tone than the Snow White. I also used it for matting and layering, and for the embossed 'field' (for which I used Crafter's Companion Vintage Floral A4 Hessian Folder).
The circles are cut with Spellbinders Grand Circles, Decorative Grand Circles and Scalloped Circles. The decorative centre is Die-D-Lites Medallion One. The cream resin flower embellishments are from Do Crafts. The sentiment for the card was printed on the computer and cut with Spellbinders Ovals and Scalloped Ovals.
The inside of the lid and base of the box have collages of photos of the the bride and groom from when they were little - and also of their animals. And as ever, the finishing touches are ribbon and pearls!!!
This card really challenged me as I wanted to produce something elegant enough for a wedding, whilst including all the elements that I was asked to include. I think I have achieved it - and I know the customer was very pleased with the result.
I would like to enter this into:
Make My Monday - Die Cuts and/or Punches
Dragonfly Dreams - Let's Celebrate with Jewels or Pearls
Back tomorrow with the second one!!