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I'm a part-time primary school teacher, who started papercrafting 8 years ago, when I had a fancy to make my own Christmas cards. Since then, I have tried all sorts of techniques and styles - and I kind of like them all. So my work is very varied, which keeps me interested - and my crafty stash growing!! As well as cards, I love working with boxes and canvases - and I'm always seeking inspiration for new projects.

Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Farm-themed Wedding Card!!!

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

Back tomorrow with the second one!!
Cxxx

6 comments:

  1. wow what a fabulous personalised wedding gift (it's not really just a card & box is it!). I'm sure it'll be treasured for years.
    Kim x

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  2. What a great idea and a wonderful gift! I love all your fancy layers and the soft colour palette! The big loopy bow is such a nice touch! hugs :)

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  3. What a wonderful set of cards. They fit the theme of farming/wedding perfectly. The tractor is really clever and the animals are a real nice finishing touch. Sally D.x.

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  4. This is just beautiful!

    Thanks for joining us at Dragonfly Dreams and I hope we see you again soon!

    Hugz

    Laurian
    Owner Dragonfly Dream

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  5. What a great card - thanks for joining in this week at MMM - Jacqueline xx

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  6. Great card.Thanks for joining us at Dragonfly Dreams with our Pearls or Jewels challenge. Hugs Tania (DT) xx

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