Wednesday, 26 March 2014

Wedding Card

Hello my fellow crafters

Just wanted to show you the first card that I have ever been commissioned to make.  I have never been asked before which is probably just as well as I hardly ever have time to make my own cards.
I decided to use a lovely stamp called I do by Lili of the Valley as the card was for a Handfasting Ceremony and I liked how the two characters were holding each others arms and that the bouquet on the floor looked a little like a decorated broom which is a part of the ceremony.

I used my Timeless victorian Pad again as I just love the way the papers fit together so well, and I coloured my image with Spectrum Noir pens to match the colours of the papers. For the base I started with a basic easel card.

I die cut a heart and embossed it then inked it with a little weathered wood distress ink from Tim Holtz. Then I added a florish from a die from Memory box and a strip of lace.

The tag was die cut around a sentiment from Bev Rochesters wonderful blog I actually Used one of her cards as my main inspiration, she is so talented. I threaded some purple cord through the tag to draw on the idea of the Hand-tying

I used the same technique on the ground that I used on the teddy bear on a previous card which involved dotting on colours light over dark to give texture.

I chose white for my spray at the corners and curled the wires for a more professional touch.  I backed them with another Memory box die cut, and added a few pearls on the tips.

I topped a lace bow with a die cut embossed heart to ballance the left side and again used a few pearls to highlight.

Bottom left I added a small bunch of flowers all in white and left the stems showing tying it together with a little white satin ribbon.
Bottom right I used a sentiment stamp from Lili of the valley stamped onto white card then inked with the weathered wood destress ink.

Then a last sprig of flowers on the base of the card

This is the box I made to hold the card again using the Timeless Victorian pad.  I penned a brief verse and printed it out to use as the central image.

Here is the finished card wrapped in tissue in its box.

Finnally I printed an insert leaving room for the giver to write a personal message ready to attach to the back of the card.

Thank you for stopping by, I would love to know what you think so please leave me a comment if you have time.  Bye for now Maria xx

I am entering the card into the following challenges.

LOTV  Monthly challenge bingo Pearls flowers and Ribbon

Penny Black and More March Challenge so sweet

Spectrum Noir Monthly Challenge Green Grass and flower stems

My mumscraftshop spring challenge
                                     Crafts and me, anything goes
Crafters companion Challenge blog using ultimate pro for box and scoring on card


  1. gorgeous!! the papers are so pretty and i love all the flowers, especially the tiny calla lilies. you're sure to get more commissions when people see this card and in such a pretty box too. thank you so much for sharing another lovely creation with us this month at penny black and more.

  2. How very pretty Maria, a wonderful keepsake for a happy couple and perfect for our So Sweet theme.

    Thanks so much for sharing your creativity with us at Penny Black and More challenge.

    B x

  3. Hi Maria, I spotted your card on the LOTV challenge and wanted to have a look as I'd done a wedding card too. Yours is amazing! What a lot of detail and time and effort you have put into it - even the box and the decoration on the lid. I think it's gorgeous and will surely be well received and treasured. I hope you charged a decent price for all that hard work! Emma at Card Therapy xxx

  4. Such a stunning card! The verse is beautiful and I love your sprays of flowers!

    Thanks for joining our Lili of the Valley 'Crafty BINGO' challenge!

    Good Luck!


    Erica x

  5. Gorgeous card, lovely image and colours, thanks for sharing with us at crafts and me, hugs Liz xx

  6. wow- this is just beautiful and I am sure will be treasured, you have put so much thought into a card for a non traditional ceremony.
    Thanks for sharing wiht us at Penny Black & More.
    Lynn x

  7. Wow Maria! This is an absolutely GORGEOUS creation! Love how you've decorated this .. it's STUNNING! You did a fabulous job!

    Big Hugs,