Our beautiful niece Anita married her sweetheart Peter ( a New Zealander) last Friday in Sydney, Australia. Doesn't she look absolutely stunning in her wedding suit? She married in a sari, and wore this beautifully embroidered skirt and blouse for her evening reception. Pete also looks very good in his wedding finery!
Of course I had to make them a keepsake card, which was wrapped in bubble-wrap to protect it in hubby's suitcase on it's long journey.
This is the front of the card. All papers used in the card were Pink Petticoat downloads printed onto pearlised paper in 'Goldenrod' a lovely soft yellowy gold. The embossed circle holding Anita & Pete's names was adhered to a scalloped circle, then lavishly decorated with WOC roses and lilies, all of which had been pearlised with Glimmer Mist. I also added a jumbo pearl hatpin. The card base consists of two 8" square pieces of cardstock with a concertinaed section that opens out when the card is opened......
...to reveal the first section holding details of the big day...
...then the second section holding a marriage quote.....
.....and the third holding a 'recipe for love' complete with silver spoon...
...and the fourth and final section (a pocket) with an Irish marriage poem...
....into which was tucked a tag with our wishes to the bride & groom....
....here is the card, fully opened- please excuse the backdrop of my family room!
...and finally a 'pizza' box to keep it safe
Each page was embellished with die-cut flourishes & flowers, and a smattering of punched flowers too. The lid of the box was embellished with a WOC floral arrangement and a sheer bow with a pearl cabouchon in the centre. All of the sentiments were printed in 70% greyscale on pearlised paper with Lavenderia font.I'm glad to report that they were both thrilled with their card!
Heart on front of box- Love Struck
Scalloped circles, ovals, squares & rectangles- Elegant Edges
Silver spoon- A Child's Year
Fancy corners- Sweethearts
Phew! Talk about picture heavy! Sorry that the pics aren't brilliant, but I only realised on Saturday that I hadn't taken any pics of this card on my camera. Luckily, I'd taken some on my phone, so unfortunately they don't enlarge too much when you click on them. If you'd like to see the quotes contact me and I'll add them to my next post.
Thanks for dropping by!