Monday, 1 August 2016

Wedding Shadow Box

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!

My Card

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.


  1. Morning Christine,
    What a terrible thing to happen, and on your way to a wedding. Pleased you were unhurt.
    Love the card, I have the Christmas one but haven't used it yet.

  2. Wow so glad you are Ok, that must have been so frightening.
    This card is stunning. xxx

  3. Oh no Christine, so sorry to hear that and so glad you are OK.
    A Gorgeous wedding card, love the colours and design
    Lorraine x

  4. Hi Christine,
    so glad niether of you were hurt.
    How very frightening, and disappointing that you missed the wedding.
    Your card is stunning and I love the fab colour choice.
    Those are very handy dies to own.
    This shadow box would also make a wonderful New Baby card.
    Love and biggest hugs from my house to yours.
    Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

  5. Beautiful wedding card Christine..lovely colours and such a wonderful keepsake..


  6. Oh Christine so sad for you that you missed the Wedding but very grateful you are both safe and not hurt. Cars can get mended but I know it will be hassle for you. I think they should have another get together in the wedding outfits so you can see them and wear your new outfit.
    Now onto your sensational Shadow Box this is just so perfect you have made them awonderful gift and something they will treasure The poem on the box is gorgeous might just take a copy of that its so lovely Thanks for sharing this lovely design. Take Care Love and hugs Carole x

  7. Oh Christine that's awful...but so glad you are both okay,you will have to just see the photos!...the cards are beautiful xxxx

  8. Oh my goodness, Christine, how awful and frightening for you both,pleased you were only shaken. What a pity you had to miss the wedding.
    Your card is stunning, so many fabulous elements to it, love it all, take care, Kate x

  9. Oh my goodness Christine how frightening for both of you. Hope you are both ok. Super card.

  10. Hi Christine I hope you are ok after your accident. Christine this is amazing. What a great card for someone. I just love all the little details. X

  11. Such a beautiful card, I bet your will certainly be loved, hope your feeling better after your accident..

    Hugs Babs x

  12. Hi Christine
    Heavens to Murgatroyd! What a frightening thing to happen. Hope that you and John are getting over the shock. So sad you didn't make it to the wedding but glad you weren't physically hurt.
    The card is fantastic and beautiful use of the dies.
    I know how fond you are of your car so hope its repairable.
    Best wishes and take care.
    Ang x

  13. An amazing card, love the details and colour. I hope you aren't feeling any ill effects from the accident by now, sometimes it takes a day or two to turn out. What a shame to have missed the wedding but I'm sure there will be plenty of photo's and videos to watch which will make it a little better. Take care.


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