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 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 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.
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