Boho-Chic Wedding

Saturday, 26 March 2011

I was shopping one day with my mum and came across a craft shop, needless to say we went in and spent a fortune! And while we were there, my mum spotted those diamante swirls with the flower built into it (that I would never buy cos they’re too expensive!) and she said she’d buy it if I made a card with it for an upcoming wedding that she’s going to. I jumped at the chance as I think they are gorgeous!

So this is the card I made

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My mum likes cards to be personalised, so instead of an image (which I don’t think would’ve looked right with the swirl) I used the bride and grooms names as the focal point.

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I thought the swirl was pretty enough without overloading the card with an overpowering paper, although I knew I'd also be using it where there would be less detail, so I used a Pink Petticoat download paper – Pretty Doodles.

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I added a pocket to the inside for the gift and matched the sentiment space to the front. The swirl was a little big for the front of the card so the bits I cut off didn’t go to waste and I used them on the inside.

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I then made a box, printing the same PP paper onto card. I added some pearls from Wild Orchid crafts to the corners to match the card and also used up the last of the lace that I used on the card (which my brother says reminds him of a garter!) on the lid also.

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This card fits the following challenges:

Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge; Pearls & Swirls

Simon Says Challenge; Mother’s Day/Girlie – I thought it was quite a girlie card!

Scrappy Frogs Challenge Blog; Flowers and Lace

Simon Says Stamp & Show; Show a Word.

The Shabby Tearoom; Bingo - Gems, flower & Die-cut

Cupcake Craft Challenges; Monochromatic

Thanks for dropping by!


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9 comments:

Diamond-Sky said...

wow, gorgeous, I agree about not using an image.. Very elegant! xxx

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Sheena, what a gorgeous card. The swirls and lace are beautiful and I love your choice of colour scheme. Thanks for joining us at cupcake craft challenge this week. Hugs, Denise x

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Hi Sheena
A beautiful and gorgeous card and box,thankyou for joining us at CraftyCatz for this week's challenge,
Hugs Dianne xx

Candy C said...

Hello Sheena! Your card is lovely! I love your idea of personalizing it with the bride and groom's name! The colors are lovely and the embellishments are absolutely perfect! Beautiful job! Thanks so much for joining us as Simon Says Stamp and Show Challenge! <3 Candy

Delphine said...

All gorgeous, Sheena! I love your card and box and the swirl is fantastic! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake and good luck! Delphine xx

Pattie said...

What a pretty card...love the monochromatic theme! So glad you could play along with us in the Tea Room this week!

Bets said...

Love that card Sheena..............and how lucky to get the chance to use those swirls!! Its really Gorgeous.

Shelly said...

Shaana this is stunning, I love the bling and lace! Perfect with a personalised touch! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake! Shelly x

Danielle Therese Greenwood said...

So beautiful and elegant! Thanks for joining us at The Shabby Tea Room this week.