Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Wedding Card part Two

Be warned lots of photo's... u may need a cuppa,
Well I have showed you the box.... well the plain box....
on an earlier post

Here is the box a little prettier.. and a better picture
I have added ribbon to match the card and a handmade flower that also matches the card..
This was so easy to make, 
(I did pinch the acetate from my Colin the car things)
Here is the back...the paper used matches the card...
IMPORTANT info..
Were I got the paper's from
If you click on the link it will take you to their blog... 
Then from there just go shopping via another link..
OR look at the gorgeous designs they have.

Anyway onto the card..
this took me quiet some time to make
It is the first time I have made one, so took my time to make sure it is perfect.
It's a book easel card, and I love the way it looks..
so much so I want to make a couple with a Christmas theme
for them special relatives.
not telling who as they may read my blog and that would give it all away.

anyway the card..
Isn't is gorgeous !!!!
I cut all the pieces out then rounded both ends of each page to make them into the book shape
on the edge of my desk very carefully so it didn't crease
 I then added some glitter round the edges of each and left to dry
while that was drying I made the basic easel card for it to go on
covered the bottom with the matching paper
then using the same paper die cut lots of flowers and glued them together ready
in the center of each flower there is a gold and cream sticky dot.
Once the pages where dry I glued and layered them together
I then added the ribbon down the center made the bow for the top
(Mainly to hide the end of the ribbon, the bottom end is covered by a flower)
I then added some sticky dots to the ribbon
Here is a closer view..

I then attached it to the easel card..which was quiet tricky as it isn't flat,
so there isn't much to attach it by. just the middle of the book, 

so I used wood glue.as it is stronger than tape or any other glue I can buy here.

and here is the card inside its box
BUT
Don't you just hate but's....
I showed Paul when he got home from work..
he loves the card.. but thinks it should be in a different type of box!!!
he isn't keen... he think's they may want the card flat to take not so bulky !!
ARRGGG is all I thought (to myself)
So..
Today I have made another card holder.. Paul has not seen it yet..
(rolls eyes..and crosses fingers)
 I have to admit...I like the first one better...  
it shows the card off nicely
This is more of a bag... I have used the same ribbon as on the card
and made handles so you can carry it
they are attached with DST and also a brad, to make sure they don't come off
Now I didn't want then pulling the card out from the top, as it is rather delicate
so I left the sides open..
well sort of
 They can slide the card out.of the side.
by pushing the two edge strip's up slightly
Like I said I do like the first box better..
BUT...
(yes another BUT)
I have also made this box..
Sorry about the picture, it has gone rather dark over here.
this box will be the one Paul likes.. but it just means the card will be folded flat
and I am slightly worried they will not realize how the card should stand !!
And the flowers may go flat !!

I am also going to enter these into challenges ;
Allsorts - Free and Easy
Alphabet Challenge -  m for metal..... 
I have brads on my bag
Papertake Weekly - Anything Goes
Sew Many - Anything Goes.

thanks for stopping by xx


8 comments:

misteejay said...

Claire, the card is stunning - well done on such a lovely item. All the boxes are lovely and I know how you feel about folk not knowing how the card should stand if you place it in the normal box. There was a sitewhere you could download a sheet of instruction cards for easels - I'll have to have a look see if I can find which one it was.

Toni xx

Carolyn said...

Hi Claire....WOW is all I can say about your card. It is soooo beautiful!

Keep up the good work.
Carolyn

misteejay said...

Claire, I googled 'easel card diagrams/instructions' and there appear to be a number of sites that offer downloadable slips that you can include with your cards (I (can't access them from my work PC) - they might come in handy for future easel makes.

Toni xx

* Shaz * said...

This is fabulous, thank you for joining us at Alphabet challenge this time, hope you will join us again. xx

The Fairy said...

Absolutely stunning Claire :)
I like all the boxes

Hugs
Wendy x

Mummylade said...

this is a magnificent project! Thank you so much for entering this creation in the Allsorts free and easy challenge and good luck!

downrightcrafty said...

oh totally gorgeous creation, just love it, thank you for sharing with us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge this week.
Hugs Kate xxx
PS I have new candy if you are interested.

Curlybear said...

OMGosh this is one gorgeous collection of cards, fabulous colour themes and layouts,

Thank You for taking part at Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge: 145 Monochromatic
I hope you join us again next week,

I also have a little bit of Calorie free Candy if you are interested

Good luck with the challenge,
Hugs Bridget :0) x.
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