Wedding bells

Kine og Marius skrått PhotoshopWedding season is upon us. I made a card (on order) for a couple who got married yesterday. I usually have pretty free reign when I receive orders, which I love. People tend to tell me what color scheme they’d like, names, dates and other important stuff that they want included. A bit of a warning might be necessary right here; this is a very picture heavy post! 🙂

Kine og Marius eskeI made an easel card. The problem was that my flower arrangement made the card way too chunky to fit in an envelope, resulting in me making a nice box to put the card in. I’ve used Bazzill Maraschino, Natural and plenty of papers from Pion Design’s “From My Heart II” collection for this set, I like it when all the little details match!

Kine og Marius eske hjerte fuglerTo make this flower arrangement I used a Spellbinders die to make a heart shape that I glued the flowers onto. I’ve airbrushed some of the flowers with E19 to make them match the patterned papers. The banner is cut from one of the Pion papers, and I have written “Til brudeparet” with a Distress Marker (Fired Brick). The little birds are wood veneers by Prima that I’ve painted with a white dabber.

Kine og Marius eske skrivemaskinI bought a pack of Studio Calico wood veneers at the Geiranger luxury crop in the middle of April, and I figured that using one of the typewriters would be a perfect way to add the actual wedding date in print on my project. The typewriter I’ve also painted with a white dabber, the paper is just plain old copy paper with the date printed in E19, which happens to be the same color as the airbrushed flowers. Nothing is ever random with my projects 😉

Kine og Marius lokk avOpen the lid of the box and this is what you’ll see: I’ve decorated the inside of the lid as well, and the inside of the box itself, where the card resides.

Kine og Marius frontI find easel cards more decorative than normal ones, they go well on a gift table and stand up on their own without any additional help.

Mo Manning Bride and Groom Kine og MariusI chose Mo Manning’s Bride and Groom image for the front of my easel. I love this image, I’ve used it several times in the past for wedding cards and it’s so easy to color! I’ve used my Copics for this one, the colors are at the bottom of the post.

Kine og Marius blomsterI normally add plenty of flowers to my cards, this one is no exception. These ones are from Kort & Godt, Wild Orchid Crafts and Papirdesign. Some of them have been airbrushed with the same color I used for the flowers on the lid of the box. I’ve also added some pearl stamens by Kort & Godt and a couple of pearls in the center of two of my flowers.

Kine og Marius sett samletThe whole set together. I like that the same elements are repeated from the box to the card (doble matting, the flowers, color and design paper).

Kine og Marius stopperpanelThe “stopper panel”, as I like to call it. I’ve added stickles star dust and crackle accents to the butterfly (I added crackle accents to the butterfly on the inside of the lid as well). The stamp I’ve used is by Kort & Godt, inked with Memento Rich Cocoa.

Kine og Marius oppslåttThe postage stamp images I’ve used are from the Cut Out sheet in the paper collection. I stamped a circular stamp (which is the same as the circle in the stamp on the stopper panel) on top of them in Memento Rich Cocoa, before I added the little strip with the names of the bride and groom, printed in the color E19 (I told you nothing is random with my cards). 🙂

I do, however, have one little bone to pick with easel cards: there’s no room for a personal greeting. In the above photo, there’s a little hint of a pocket for a tag on the inside of the card.

Kine og Marius taglomme og tag uteA tag pocket fixes my “no room for greeting” issue. I’ve tried to utilize the beautiful design papers to the fullest, only adding another Kort & Godt sentiment to the pocket. The button on the tag is by Melissa Frances. I have a jar full of beautiful white MF buttons, and in my opinion this one fits the card perfectly – it’s not completely white, and the colors of the print on the actual button are the same reds and greens as the design papers, it was just meant to be.

Kine og Marius underside kortNo card of mine is complete without all the sides fully decorated. On this side, which is the bottom of the card, I’ve only added two stamps to the patterned paper, the two birds on the branch are by Kort & Godt, whereas the text (Happiness is to love and be loved) is by Stempelglede.

Kine og Marius eske inniAnd somehow, I’m still not completely done. This is the inside of the box that reveals itself when you take the card out. The text is another stamp by Stempelglede. The butterflies I’ve cut from the “Borders” sheet amongst the design papers. I added a thick coat of crackle accents to the butterflies before gluing them to the patterned paper in the box.

Kine og Marius eske undersideWe’re getting close to the finish line now, I promise! 😉 I’ve done something different for the bottom of the box. Besides adding four Kort & Godt pearls for legs, I’ve rubbed goosebumps all over. I actually did that to cover up the fact that I’d managed to place the entire box in a puddle of glossy accents just as I was adding the pearls in the flower centers as the final touch to the lid. I couldn’t believe what I’d done (I’m usually pretty careful not to mess up things that are already finished), but the stain from the glossy accents was positioned in a way that made it impossible to cover up. I had nothing left of the patterned paper, so I couldn’t start over with the bottom of the box  either, and this red paper was the only one I thought fit. The final step was a couple of sprays of Perfect Pearls mist. Underneath all this mist and the goosebumps spray (which won’t spray btw, how annoying!) I stamped a Kort & Godt text (and then they lived happily ever after) on a heart I cut out from the Pion Design Tags sheet. I added crackle accents to the butterfly on the heart, but that was waaaaay before I managed to place the box in the glossy accents puddle (also annoying!). It looked more dimensional and glossy before than it does now that it’s covered in a layer of goosebumps. Oh well… The word bliss is another Studio Calico wood veneer painted white with a dabber, at least I didn’t screw that up!! 🙂 I know I’m just being hard on myself, and that the bottom of the box doesn’t matter all that much, but I’m allowed to wish it hadn’t landed in that puddle, right? I’m happy with the overall result though, and I can just keep telling myself that the bottom of the box is the least important part!! 🙂

Mo Manning Bride and Groom Kine og Marius CopicsLast, but not least; the Copics I’ve used to color the beautiful Mo Manning image.

Challenges I would like to enter with this set:

Hjerteboden – Challenge #5: Wedding

Bearly Mine Challenges – Challenge #84: Anything Goes

Crafts and Me – Challenge #131: Floral Frenzy

Die Cuttin’ Divas – Challenge #113: Anything Goes

Forever Friends – Challenge #17: Anything Goes

Fussy and Fancy – Challenge #88: Anything Goes

Our Creative Corner – Anything Goes

Paper Crafting Journey – Anything Goes

Party Time Tuesdays – Challenge #118: Anything Goes

The Cutie Pie – Challenge #43: Lots of Layers

The Sisterhood of Crafters – Free for all

Twisted Tuesday – Free for all

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18 thoughts on “Wedding bells

  1. Wow!!! jeg ble helt målløs av å lese gjennom blogposten din, utrolig vakkert bryllupskort. Fult av fantastisk flotte detaljer og alt i perfekt harmoni!!
    Ett av de flotteste bryllupskort jeg har sett noengang!!

    Tusen takk for at du deltar i utfordringen vår hos Hjerteboden!

    Klemmer fra Bente

  2. Your card and box are absolute stunners! The colouring on the wedding couple is superb and I love how you constructed the heart and flowers on the box lid. The couple receiving this must have been delighted. Thank you for playing along with us at Our Creative Corner. Anne x

  3. Wow! This is a beautiful project. Love the box and cards! Absolutely gorgeous! Thank you for playing along with us at Twisted Tuesday Challenges.

  4. WOW your card and box are beautiful, bet the happy couple were over the moon….Thank you for joining us at Bearly-Mine challenges this week and hope we see you again. Good Luck..Hugs Lozzy x

  5. so stunning ellen.really beautiful image and i love your colours and pretty flowers and your matching box is fabulous.
    Thanks for joining in my theme this week at the Crafts and Me challenge 😀

    xx coops xx

  6. This is a simply gorgeous creation. I love your card and your beautiful coloring. And the flowers on the box are stunning. Thanks for playing along with us at PCJ and good luck in the challenge. Hugs, Gale DT

  7. This is absolutely gorgeous. So elegant looking. Sweet image and beautifully coloured. Love the layout and the lovely DP’s. Your envelope box is lovely also.
    Thanks for sharing it with us at Fussy and Fancy Friday.
    Hugs,
    Norma

  8. What a delicious, elegant wedding card! The flowers are beautiful and romantic and I love the matching gift box – great work. Thank you for playing along with us at Our Creative Corner.
    Alison x

  9. What an amazing card and such beautiful presentation too. I can see that I lot of work has gone in to this….amazing.

    Sharon – Bearly Mine DT

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