Recently my Sister-in-Law attended a wedding of which she had been helping with the invitations with a little help from me. As a result of this she was asked to do a reading at the wedding and wanted to incorporate this in the card she made. Being fairly new to crafting she wanted me to help her with the card as she had seen some I had done previously in the shape of a book in a box.
So about 2 weeks ago she came round whilst I was on leave to work on the card. She also brought with her the card she had made for the office to send but just needed a sentiment on it. Luckily I had one that fit nicely on it so that was one thing out of the way.
The colour scheme for the wedding was black and white with a hint of red. We used a well known scoring board to make the different layers of the card. The biggest layer was Basic Black then Real Red followed by Whisper White. We wanted to make it look like a veil so added a layer of Vellum paper that was the same size as the Basic Black layer to cover the whole card. Underneath the Vellum was Real Red Grosgrain ribbon and the vellum was secured by an antique brad at the top and a small silver brad on the bottom.
The stand was made by tracing around a stand that some small Royal Dalton plates stand on that my Aunt bought me as a wedding present, this will be 25years this August...wow it definitely does not seem this long. Anyway, such a nice card cannot go in just any old envelope so obviously we had to make a box. For this I used my Score Board from Stampin Up, Basic Black 12x12 cardstock and then layered it with tissue paper.
Around the edge of the lid we attached the black polka dot ribbon and then decorated the lid by applying a layer of Real Red and then Whisper White that had been embossed in two corners with the Elegant Bouquet embossing folder. We then die cut the initials of the happy couple in Basic Black with the Timeless Type Junior Alphabet and adhered them to the lid between the embossed area. To finish it off we attached small pearls to the centre of the embossed flowers.
My sister in law is now on holiday so I don't know what the reaction of the bride was but I do know that she was overwhelmed when she saw just the box so hopefully she wasn't disappointed when she opened it, I'm sure she wasn't.
If you would like to order any of the products used please get in touch as they are all listed below.
SU Simply scored Board
Big shot with Elegant Embossing folder and Timeless Type Junior Alphabet set
Card stock: Basic Black, Real Red, Whisper White
Accessories : Real Red grosgrain ribbon, Black Scallop Dot ribbon, Adhesive Pearls, Antique brads, Silver Brads
None SU - Shaped score board, tissue paper.