Wednesday, 20 May 2009

a BIG wedding card...

Oh this card has given me nightmare's and I've dreaded making it simply because of the size of it. A work collegue of my hubby's aksed me back in March if I could make a wedding card from himself and his bride tobe on display at their wedding reception for all their guests to sign, we're invited to the wedding so I guess I'll be signing it too, that'll be strange....lol!! I did offer to make a proper wedding guest book but they preferred to have a card with a nice verse from themselves. Anyways they wanted a BIG card...oh eck I thought. So I've taken two A3 sheets of hammered white cardstock, scored and folded in half, then stuck them together so in effect I had four A4 sides to decorate......now do you see why I had nightmares.....lol!!!! You wouldn't believe the amount of papers I bought to decorate this card. They wanted a particular shade of green, so I bought tons of patterned green papers, spent a small fortune only to realise that I already had these papers amongst my stash....typical....lol!!!
The inside of the card needed to be quite plain in order for the guests to sign


A few Prima flowers, some spacers and charms for decoration.


Another close up of the box



Phew....am I glad this one is finished. I only hope they will like it, especially as we will be there on their big day...I'll be in trouble other wise....lol!!! The wedding is taking place in London so another lovely weekend for me away from the kids...yay!!!!
luv 'n' hugs xx vicki xx



31 comments:

joey said...

Hiya Vicki, oh they will love it! gorgeous card, and you can see the work you have out into it, love the shade of green just beautiful.Joey.x

Amanda's paper palace said...

wow wow wow this is fab!...hard work but such an achievement.Enjoy the wedding!
hugs amanda x

Angie said...

Wowsers,
There is no way they could not like it,
Its Wonderful,
well done,
Hugs
Angie

debra said...

Hi Vicki
I love doing this size card and do lots of them for my hubbies work. This card is gorgeous and very elegant, you have worked hard and i bet you will be envied by all the guests especially if the married couple to be tells everyone you made it.
hugs Debra

clare said...

WOW..this is totaly gorgeous hun..so love the colours and all the detail you've put in to it and the matching box..im sure your friends will love it...and i hope you have a lovely weekend away..TFS hugs clarex

just emailed you x

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Gorgeous card Vickie
Dianne xx

Tab said...

OMG hun! Your card is stunning, the work that has gone into it is amazing! I love all the embellishments you have used, the pins are divine! I'm sure they will love it, cos I know I would!
Hugs Tab xxx

Nancy said...

Absolutely stunning:O)
Hugs, Nancy

Julie said...

You've done a stunning job Vicki. I've never even gone as big as A5. It's beautiful I'm sure they will treasure it.

Jo said...

wow it really is beautiful hun, love the soft green colour, and i too would be dreading it over the size, but you've done a tremendous job. xxx

Natalie said...

This is stunning Vicki. x

Stacey said...

What a brilliant card Vicki! So professional and beautiful, I don't know how they wouldn't like it! ~♥~

Sarah-Jane said...

Stunning Vicky!! I can see why it would have been a nightmare but what a fantastic card it has turned out to be ! well done you.
And a lovely weekend away in London for your trouble, Yay!!
Hugs Sarah-Jane xx

Zoe xx said...

Hey Vicki, Oh my golly gosh!! This is simply stunning!! The green you used is just perfect, it looks soo fresh and yummy!! I just love all of the details that you have added to it - the two little rings tied with a bow is fantastic!! How can they not like it, they will LOVE it, and they can keep and treasure it forever!! How lucky are they to have a friend as fab as you!!! This is stunning!!!
Take care sweetie,
Zoe x x

Cass said...

Absolutely stunning Vicki.I'm sure they'll treasure it.Such gorgeous soft shades of green and love the little charms.I know what you mean about having to sign something you made.I helped my friend make her wedding invites and then received one...lol.
Cass xxx

Sue Moone said...

Wow Vicki, this is absolutley stunning, well done, they will love it. Sue x

Kathleen said...

This is lovely Vicki.
I need all the inspiration I can get.
Kathleen

ella bella said...

wow this is stunning such a beautiful design and colours
Tracy x

Vikki said...

absolutely beautiful, wow wow wow!
love it!
V :)

CraftyC said...

Wowzer Vicki, what a stunning card, love the green and think its perfect!
Clairexx

Rach said...

this is gorgoeus love the shade of green that you have used. it is going to be loved.xx

pickle said...

Hi Vicki, What a stunner!! And I just know they are gonna love love it, if they don't then they have no taste at all lol I just adore all the detail. Well done you have come up trumps again.

I just noticed that you asked a question on my blog the ither week about stopping the ink from bleeding when uses copics on printed images. Well the truth is I haven't got a clue all I know is I have an epson printer and use claria inks. They don't tend to bleed when watercolouring either.

Kerry xx

Jeannette said...

What a stunning card! Vicki I'm sure they will love it!

Gina said...

Wow this is stunning Vicki, just love everything about it :)
Gina xxx

Vicky said...

This is just stunning Vicki. So much effort and hard work but it is definately worth it! I'm sure they will love it and what a lovely keepsake for them of their wedding day!
Hugs, Vicky -x-

Nicola said...

Wowzers Vicki, this is absolutely awesome sweetie. Those embellishments are to die for and your hard work will be so much appreciated.
Hugs,
Nicola -x-

Shelly said...

Oh Vicki this is just stunning! I wish I'd thought of this for my wedding, what a beautiful keepsake! The couple will be thrilled!

Just wanted to say a huge thank you for the images, they arrived today! I love them, and don't have any of those stamps so chuffed to bits! The little car will be perfect for my card. Thanks for coming to the rescue!

Shelly xx

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Try going to wedding catering

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