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Saturday, 29 July 2017

To the Bride and Groom - Just Married

We have been invited to a evening wedding reception tonight.  I wanted to make a special card for the bride and groom.  A fellow Ching-Chou Kuik Design Team Member, Aurora, made a beautiful faux book recently and I was cheeky and asked if she could share the instructions.  I don't follow instructions well and certainly struggled at times especially when trying to stick the sides of the book together.  Thanks to the internet I found a faux book tutorial by Tanya and this helped me to stick the pages together in a different way.  It certainly wasn't easy waiting for the glue to catch but I got there in the end.  Once I'd got the four sides together I weighted it down overnight with some craft magazines and some of my die storage boxes to ensure a good stick.
 For the faux book I made a box for it to sit inside.  I used my Crafter's Companion boxer board.  I struggle with this board as I bought my Crafter's Companion Ultimate on offer a few weeks before the Ultimate Pro was launched.  With the Ultimate Pro the board locks inside whereas with the Ultimate it doesn't and I have to use stand-alone and I struggle to hold the page exactly where it needs to go.  I think I did some movement as I know I measured correctly and left a centimetre gap on all four sides but when I put the book in the finished box it only just goes in.  I wish I had the funds to buy the Ultimate Pro as it would make things so much easier.  I used various scroll stamps and Toffee Versafine ink to stamp around the box before I stuck it together.
 I have scribbled out the name of the bride and groom.  For the box and the faux book I have used papers from my Debbi Moore Shabby Chic Wedding CD and my Debbi Moore Wedding CD. 
  I made all the flowers - which took some time - using a Sue Wilson die.  I added Nuvo drops to the centre and left to dry overnight.
 Inside the card I used an image from the Paper Nest Dolls.  I saw a show on Hochanda with their stamps and digital stamps were mentioned so I had to have a look.  I was pleased when I saw a "Wedding Couple" image so I had to have it - along with some others!!!.  I coloured the image in with my Promarkers.  I found a new colour combo for a light coloured dress - ivory and vanilla.  I fussy cut around the image.
 Inside the middle of the faux book I did a shadow effect with a Marianne Designs corner die.  I used a pyromage image from the Debbi Moore Shabby Chic Wedding CD.
 The inside and out of the card and box has been finished off with ribbon, hand-made flowers, gems and various elements from the Debbi Moore Shabby Chic Wedding CD.
Here is the finished card sitting inside the box.  

My husband and I hope hope the happy couple have a long and happy married life together.

Unfortunately I had a medical procedure done on Tuesday and the post-procedure recovery has been a lot harder than I ever thought so no wedding reception for me today.

I am entering this faux book card and decorated box into the following challenges: 

Crafty Hazelnut Patterned Paper July Challenge - Anything goes
Polkadoodles - Anything goes
More Mixed Media - Anything goes with the option of pastel
Artistic Inspirations - Anything goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything goes
Digi Choosday - Anything goes
CD Sunday - Celebration
Crafty Sentiments - Anything goes
Through the Craft Room Door - Anything goes
Creative Moments - Anything goes/summer fun
Crafty Gals Corner - Anything goes
Simon Says - Anything goes
Through the Purple Haze - Anything goes
Cute Card Thursday- Anything goes
Simply Papercrafts - Anything goes
Colour Crazy - Anything goes
Polkadoodles - Anything goes
Crafty Catz - Anything goes with the optional twist of anything but a card
Brown Sugar - Anything goes


Carol said...

Wow!! is all I can say Kym. I can only admire all that amazing work you put into the book and box. Wonderful. What a shame that you couldn't go after all your hard and creative work. I hope that you are better now and fully recovered.
Thank you for including us in your list of challenges.
Carol xx
CD Sunday DT

Margarets designer cards said...

That is a wonderful card and box, truly a lot of work has gone into this wedding card,
It's a stunning piece of work. And a keep sake for them to keep for many years to come
Thank you for joining us
CD Sunday DT

Jane Willis said...

Absolutely beautiful, I'm sure they will treasure this forever. I hope you are soon feeling better
Thanks for joining us at CD Sundays

Jocelyn said...

What an amazing project. So much work and care has gone into it. I'm sure the bride and groom will treasure it for years to come. I'm sorry to hear you were not well enough to go to the reception but hope you feel better soon. Thank you for sharing with us.
Jocelyn x
CD Sunday DT

Pamela said...

An amazing project Kym - the new couple will love it. There's so much to it I don't know which is my favourite bit. Hope you're improves soon. Thanks for joining in with the CD Sunday Challenge.
CD Sunday DT.

KandA said...

What a wonderful book card Kym. Love the colours and all the amazing details. Hope you're fully recovered soon xx

Janette said...

You made a beautiful job of this kym it's gorgeous and it will be a lovely keepsake I'm sure...
Thanks for sharing with us at CraftyCatz this week...x

laurigami monchat-byscrap said...

Fantastic creation. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Sentiments Designs. hugs

Jeanie Ellis said...

You did a very beautiful job with it! They will treasure it! Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
Scrapbookingmamaw {My Blog}
Through The Craft Room Door

Heidi Stamps said...

What a wonderful creation! Thanks for sharing your talents with us at CraftyHazelnut's Patterned Paper challenge! Hope you feel well soon, Kym.

Andrea Beecroft said...

Such a beautiful wedding card love the shape you have used so pretty. Thank you for sharing it with us over at Digi Choosday challenge. Good luck with your entry. Hugs Andrea

Anjie said...

Great make. Thanks for joining us in our week 30 Anything Goes challenge at Digi Choosday
Anjie (DT)

Marjeta said...

You made fantastic wedding book. I am sure that bride and groom will be very happy with this present. Thanks for sharing with us at Creative Moment.

Wish you a good recovery.


Jane Savage said...

This is fabulous! What an incredible gift!
Thank you for joining us at both The Colour Crazy Challenge and Digi Choosday! Jane S (DT) xxx

tilly said...

A stunning book and hope you soon feel better, thank you for joining our challenge at crafty catz and hope to see you again

Inky Kitty said...

Super cute make, and such an amazing gift. Thank you for joining in the challenge on the We Love to Create blog.

Julie Reed said...

Beautiful, I am sure the happy couple will love it,thank you for joining us at Digi Choosday this week, Julie DT x

Norma Pechir-Holland said...

What a beautiful creation, I'm sure they love it. Thank you for play with us in our Challenge https://polkadoodle.blogspot.com/2017/07/week-30-anything-goes-polkadoodles.html

Wynn Walton said...

This is so beautiful Kym. I'm sorry I'm late commenting. The CD you've used is fabulous too. The whole project must have taken many hours but so worth it. I think it will be treasured by the happy couple. I hope you are feeling better now. Thank you you fro sharing your creation with us at CD Sunday Wynn DT

crafty-stamper said...

WOW certainly a lot of work put into this stunning faux book and box definitely a beautiful keepsake
Carol x

Tina Föcking said...

Wow... amazing project.
Thank you so much for joining us at Polkadoodles Craft Challenge Anything Goes.
Hugs, Tina – DT