Back in 2014 a friend asked me to make wedding cards for her to give to her future daughter-in-law and also for her son and his bride. This was quite an honour as she chooses cards carefully both for their visual impression and the message within. Fortunately she looked through various designs on the internet and came up with two designs for me to work from and this is what was made for Steph, her daughter-in-law to be.
The backing layers were made using shades of cream plain, textured and pearlescent card and the main background piece was embossed using a Crafter's Companion embossing folder.
The floral corners were made up using a flower kit from Wild Orchid Crafts along with mulberry roses and rosebuds. The cream flowers were sponged with Brilliance pearlescent ink and they and the large rose were glittered with Stampin' up dazzling diamonds glitter.
Marianne dies were used to cut the backing layer for the sentiment, which was printed from the computer, the decorative edges of the layering strip which went across the card and to cut leaf embellishments to tuck under the flowers. Some of these leaf embellishments were also glittered.
Marianne Craftables - Circle and Flower Stitch - CR1248
Marianne Craftables - Border Stitch - CR1250
Marianne Creatables - Anja Leaves - LR0226
Other embellishments added to the card were self adhesive pearls, pearl stick pins, cream grosgrain ribbon, metallic elastic cord tied around the card and pearl ribbon sliders.
Inside the card was a personalised message, written in verse, from my friend to her daughter-in-law to be. The flower embellishments created a depth on this card so a box was needed to protect it and the design on the box lid was based on the card front.
Here is a picture of Steph on her wedding day, just before she went to join her bridegroom to become Mr and Mrs.. She was a stunning bride on the day and smiled and shone the whole day through.
I'd like to enter this card in the following challenges
Marianne Diva's Design Challenge 15 - Anything Goes - Pearls and Diamonds Option
International Art and Soul Challenge 4 - Embossing
Crafting from the Heart Challenge 151 - Anything Goes
Paper Nest Dolls Challenge 3 - Anything Goes
Crafty Calendar March Challenge - Mum's Day/Special Female
Scrap and Craft Challenge 1 - Celebration
Crafting with Friends Challenge 39 - Anything Goes
Creative Fingers Challenge 126 - Anything Goes