Hello all, hoping your day was as bright and sunny as mine. I would first of all like to thank those that take the time to view my blog and leave such lovely comments.
Well as you know I had already altered my little box ready for this card and was spending lots of time covering the "Beach Hut" floor with numerous papers whilst going through the thought processes of making sure everything went well with the embellishments and the colours show through.
So after all of that here it is and hoping you like my first attempt. Oh I add this comment after I finished the original blog.......... get a coffee first.................. you may need it.
The first page has the butter cream stazone on it contrasted with a lovely dark chocolate and cream. With the nesties oval embossed with the mse sentiment and gold liquid pearls to finish it off.
The reverse clearly stating how long the couple have been married. Showing the back of the previous paper as a pale border to a lovely rich brown/gold diamond - representing the diamond anniversary. With the cuttlebug kids 60 on some of the white 12 x 12 paper that I used on the top of the box.
Following on is the mustard yellow dove stamps on the acetate. I had bought and planned to use the dove grey stazone however it did not show. On this one I have made a folder and used some gold ribbon to hold it shut. There is a lovely mse stamp on the front and another mse sentiment inside. Under that is a heart edged base for another mse sentiment, with the gold card just showing to ensure those hearts are visible.
On the reverse of this one a slight change to a pale pink theme. The border showing from the reverse but hiding the yellow stazone doves (it just did not work) Another lovely paper on the top with another mse sentiment and a huge white and pink flower with a little pink button for the centre and some home curled pink wire to add that finishing touch. (oooooooooooooo get me)
The next page moving onto the more romantic shades. Dark Pinks and reds. The white stazone used for a background of love. The pink dotty paper creating a lovely backdrop for the deep red K & Co paper hearts, die cut with the cuttlebug. Another nestie used for the word base, embossed and then mse stamped. I used my punch here to give it a top and then used another cuttlebug folder to create the celebrate underneath. I used some heart folders to create the words on the white die cut hearts and then ran my inked tattered rose roller over them to show the depth. Little red pearls to finish off the pairs.
The next page a little more delicate. The reverse of the dotty pink - a lovely floral paper showing as the border. Using the same paper that I used on the box I used my ribbon punch and threaded a pale velvet ribbon through it. I then used my heart template and found some more gorgeous paper from the K & Co Wedding stack. I used some transparency words I think from the K & Co range - I got these from Running with Scissors a while ago. I then pulled the green from the words and the border and layered the heart onto some left over deep mossy green card. It really pulled it together well.
The next page along with the one above - is I think my favourite. Using some of my pearl swirls obtained from the Hobby House - they are so amazing, don't you just love the butterfly. I used the Martha Stewart border punch on both sides of this page so it would show through as double on the next page. A simple mse sentiment in the rusty brown stazone. The acetate colour is green and can be seen better on the next page. The image used was a large stamp from the Range I believe lots of loving words with a heart in the middle although I covered most of it.
This page shows the previous doily punch from the reverse with the second layer on the front of this page, again another lovely transparency sentiment and some double punch butterflies with green liquid pearl cores and glitter wings. Little pearls picking up the top of the doily scallop.
Finally somewhere for the person giving the card to write there own words. A simple butter cream flower on the acetate. With a cream simple paper and on top of that a nestie and mse stamp. Two little silver nail art hearts on the top and edged. A lovely flower from the Hobby House added to complete.
The reverse and final page showing the reverse of the previous card to show off my created by downrightcrafty lily stamp which I coloured in with my copic markers.
I then placed the lovely completed card in it's box after I had placed some cream tissue paper in the box.
Wow it nearly took as long to blog this as it did to make it. Would you think that technology could get a little more advanced to enable us to upload several photo's. I may have to go back to my own website and blog on there, it was so much easier than this, I tell you. Whilst I have been blogging this Sam has uploaded hers and gone for tea :)
I am now starving. So I will leave you to kill yourselves reading this and hope you like it. Thanks for looking and thank you to all of you who share your skills, knowledge and experience with everyone especially Sue (ex Paper Paradise for the creativity used in this project)