Thursday 19 September 2013

Amanda's Wedding

On Saturday Carol's daughter Amanda got married.  Carol is our Tuesday Crafting Bee host and as well as having been involved in the organsation and the preparations in the run up to the big day she had also made all the stationery for it.  There's been no time for crafty play as invitations, menus, favour boxes, small gift boxes, table signs and planner and more all had to be made.  However all efforts were well worth it as the wedding went off perfectly, Amanda looked stunning and the sun even shone.  

This is the card I made for Amanda and Kenny and the colour scheme and ribbon choice was based around the colour of the bridesmaids' dresses and the tartan of the grooms kilt which was Modern Pride of Scotland.  This ribbon had also been used on their stationery.  The script patterned papers are from the Nitwit Collection Always & Forever printed in greyscale and also a textured effect backing paper from the Joanna Sheen CD Secret Garden.

 Shades of plum cardstock and the patterned paper were layered up to make the backing panel for the cake and a border was stitched around it to make a frame.
The cake tiers of the wedding cake topper were made from rectangles of Crafter's Companion centura pearl card which then had their two top corners rounded before being embossed using a swirls embossing folder. The pieces were backed on to the darker plum card to leave a quarter centimeter border around the sides and top.  Tartan ribbon was wrapped around each piece before they were attached to each other.
Foam pads were used to attach the cake to the backing panel and ribbon bows were added to each tier.  The hearts at the top of the cake were cut using Spellbinders plain and scalloped hearts dies and the couple's initials were added inside the hearts using peel offs.  The double layered trailing ivy was cut using a die from the Marianne Creatables Ivy die set LR0206 and attached to the ivy are 10mm paper roses from Wild Orchid Crafts.
A stamp from the Stampin' up set Petite Pairs was used to make the sentiment.  It was stamped with black Memento ink and then punched out and layered using Stampin' up's plain and scalloped oval punches.  Small hearts punched out using a Woodware punch were added to the corner of the topper.
Paper roses, rosebuds, self adhesive pearls and gems and small buds from a heather spray were added to the trailing ivy to decorated the cake.
Die cuts made using the Precious Hearts dies from Memory Box were used to decorate the panel behind the front of the card.  The couple's initials and marriage date were added to the hearts.

Attached to the inside was a printed verse which was framed using Spellbinders grand nestabilities circles dies.  On the opposite flap the couples names and date of marriage were framed using Spellbinders heart dies.  

I went along to see Carol and her family leaving the house and managed to take a few photos. 

The carriage awaits.

Amanda steps out in to the sunshine and the sun wasn't the only thing beaming.

Carol and her three beautiful daughters

Amanda with a very proud Dad

Finally it's time to go

Here's a link to an edited version of Amanda and Kenny's wedding video.  If you decide to view then I'd suggest to grab a tissue first.

Thanks for reading today
Liz xx

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful card Liz I love how the embossing looks like the icing - fab! Susan x