Good morning. Hope this finds you all well. The weather has cooled down a little now so I'm feeling a bit happier - and more comfortable! I bought some of the accessories to this main die when they were first released and then decided to actually buy the shadow box itself. Before I got round to using it Sue Wilson did a video on YouTube so I thought "Why re-invent the wheel?" I couldn't improve on the maestro but if you have seen the video you will see how I have almost copied the card but some details are different. I have not used so many layers, different size, not all the same dies, and of course I added a bow. And I used the colours that the bride used on her wedding invitations rather than silver. Of course it helps that it's my favourite colour too!
the inside of the card
8" square card cut down to size
Shadow box collection - Creative Expressions
Shadow box accessory : "Mr& Mrs"
Shadow box accessory : "Stacked Love"
Pierced Noble rectangles - Creative Expressions
Dainty Dots e/f - Spellbinders
Glitter film - Little Claire
Sentiment - computer generated.
Organza Ribbon - local haberdashery shop
Silver wedding rings - Paper Cellar
I found the hardest part was working out how to get the wedding rings into the double bow as I was tying it. Anyway, I did it! And I'm pleased with how it all turned out. For the sparkly layer Sue added glitter to adhesive paper. I actually just added glitter film to the lilac card stock before I die cut the rectangle frame. Just as pretty and effective and the added benefit of being a perfect match - and no mess. The sentiment/quote is one I found on the internet and I liked it better than using a verse.
Well that's all from me today. The wedding is on Saturday so I will tell you how things went when I post next week. And I'll find out whether I was miles out with the colour and that she just used this to put everybody off the scent ... lol!
Update I still can't tell you the colours at the wedding because we didn't actually get there! We were sideswiped by a lorry on the motorway on the way up. Fortunately, apart from being very badly shaken neither of us was hurt, but couldn't continue. Very sad to miss my niece's big day - and not get to wear my new outfit!! Now it's the long job of sorting out the insurance on my car! What fun that will be.