... Well Not Me! Hehe
But my hubby's cousin is and I am rather excited! In fact I am on my way there now as this post is going out :)
I've been thinking about this card for a long hard while! I've seen something around that I've wanted to have a go at for a while. Thanks to my lovely friend Melly from Mel's Craft Room I was able to give it a go!
I'm talking about exploding boxes! Yup, I know I've done one before but this is a wedding exploding box! With a cake and everything! I've admired them for a long time! In fact this particular one was inspired by a post I saw at Lisa's at My craft Empire. Her box is most definitely! Wowzer!
So here is my shot at the Wedding Exploding box... Well a teaser picture first! I made a kind of set of two creations so we could actually leave them a message. There isn't really room to write in the box :)
Can you guess the theme? LOL!? Well I actually... I don't know if its the theme or not! The invitations had butterflies on and they were purple and pink but I've heard nothing else about the Wedding.... but hey it can't mean they hate them right!?
Before I move onto the box.. a little detail about the accompanying card.... The BG paper is handmade by stamping lots of butterflies onto white card. The butterflies are from a Papermania set HERE.
The big butterfly is printed and coloured using brush markers from Papermania. The big butterfly is by AI Factory. This is one of my all time favourite sets from AI factory. So versatile.
So anyway! Card over! Onto the main event... The Box.... Okay I'm ready to put you out of your misery now ;)
There's the box! I'm really chuffed with how it came out! The dimensions of the box is 4" x 4" so it's quite big! But looks so magnificent. My hubby asked if we could keep it hehe!
As you can see much of the detail of the actualy sides of the box is repeated from the card. I used the same big butterfly and printed it 3 times. The butterfly background paper was again the same.
I've got some close up pictures of the cake itself!
Its 3 tiers and each tier's size is 7cm x 7cm, 5cm x 5cm and 3cm x 3cm. Its essentially 3 lids stacked on top of one another!
I did wonder how it would all stay together, but magically it does, although I wouldn't want to be throwing it around all night!
Each of the tiers are wrapped in purple ribbon and have faux pearls stuck around them. As you can see each tier also has 4 flowers on each corner and a purple flower on the top.
I really wanted to do butterflies as per the lovely example by Lisa I posted earlier... But could I find a butterfly stamp anywhere... NO!
So there you have it Ladies and Gent's my first attempt at a Wedding Exploding Box. My next mission is to transport it to the wedding without squishing it...... And no I don't think I'll be making a box to put the box in hehehe!
Hope you've enjoyed taking a look and that I haven't whittered on too much! I've had plenty of caffeine to keep me going tonight... And I've still got to pack yet! Whoooops!
So that's it for now!
The Card Ingredients
Stamps: Butterfly Flourishes by AI Factory. Small butterfly clear stamps by Papermania.
Inks and things: Whispers Ink Pads and Papermania brush markers.
Papers: The Purple and Pink card is coredinations from my local craft shop. The butterfly paper is hand made.
Odds and Sods: Faux pearls, ribbons and flowers from stash! Sentiments created in word using Angelina font
I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
Hooked on Craft Challenges: Anything Goes
Make it Monday: Anything Goes
Stamp with Fun: Pearls and Flowers
Theres Magic In the Air: Elements Included: Ribbons/Pearls/Flowers
Craft Your Days Away: Monochrome
Patties Creation: Fathers Day or Wedding
The Poodles Parlour: Anything Goes
Scrap Creations: Anything Goes
The Cheerful Stamp: Things With Wings
Crazy Challenge: Monochromatic
ABC Challenge: W is for Wedding
Hope you all have a wonderful weekend! I won't be about but I'll be back to check up on all your blogs when I return!