The previous post was about a wedding card made for a friend to give her daughter-in-law on her wedding day and this next card is the one I made for her to give the happy couple. The inspiration came from this one, which my friend found on the internet, and fortunately I already had some of the craft tools to make a larger version of it for her.
The coloured backing paper for this card was printed from the linen backing papers on Joanna Sheen's Secret Garden CD and the wedding script background is part of a download pack from Printable Heaven and printed on textured white pearlescent card.
The "To Have and to Hold" sentiment was stamped and embossed with silver detail embossing powder and die cut using a Spellbinder's deckled edged die. This was the first use for a wooden stamp which I'd bought when I started crafting about thirteen years ago.
The message forming the stop for the easel card was printed from the computer and also die cut and layered using the deckled edged dies. Brilliance orchid pearlescent ink was sponged around the edges of both the sentiment and message.
The flower embellishments were from a mulberry flower starter kit from Wild Orchid Crafts with the addition of a few small rose buds. The cream flowers were sponged with Brilliance orchid pearlescent ink and they and the large rose were glittered with Stampin' up dazzling diamonds glitter.
Other embellishments added to the card were single self adhesive pearls and gem stones, flat backed coloured pearls, a silver heart charm, a silver wedding and engagement ring and a large self adhesive gem stone embellishment from Creative Expressions. This was the first time I'd used one of these large embellishments and I was glad I'd bought two as the first one I attempted to use ended up in a tangled mess.
The depth of this card meant that a box was needed to protect it and the decoration for this was based on the card front. Matching metallic elastic cord was wrapped around the box base and lid to hold them together.
This is one of the few photos we managed to capture of the happy couple on their special day.
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