BE WARNED!! THIS IS A PICTURE HEAVY POST!!
Happy Easter! Are you all full of choccie?? I have been VERY good so far as I've been busy finishing off this project.
This is for a friend who's grandson is getting married later this year and they wanted something different than the normal cards.
The wedding colour scheme has the bridesmaid dresses in gold and caramel so I picked the gold colour to theme the box.
I used white pearlised card which has some sparkly dots embossed on it for the basic box which measures about 9cm square. The heart ribbon I have had in my stash for a long time and I wrapped it round each individual side, securing it underneath another layer of card inside.
The box lid was decorated with a handmade rose made with the rose creations nesties, which I embossed the petal edges with gold embossing powder and dabbed a little bit of 'Diamond' stickles for a bit of bling.
The two satin flowers with the pearls are from my stash as is the gold mesh. I tied two gold curtain rings with white ribbon and secured underneath the flower decoration, then stuck it all onto the lid.
I then began to finish off the inside - first I added another layer of gold card on the four sides to add a bit of extra weight, then embossed some pearlised card, cut out a fancy frame with a nestie and glued on some pearl hearts.
The names of the bride and groom and the greeting space were printed direct onto the pearlised card and glued on.
The inside centre of the box was layered with the same sparkly spotty card as the outside and I made the 'cake' using the same white card and gold embossed a border around each layer.
The butterflies were punched out by my own personal craft supplier (otherwise known as maureen - LOL) and I added a wee bit more diamond stickles to make them gitter.
The acetate strips were cut from a nestie package and the gold hearts were from my stash.
On the top of the 'cake, I put a pair of gold goblets, added a bit of sparkly fibre and some pearls.
I am really pleased with this exploding box, the butterflies and hearts wave about brilliantly when you take the lid off and think although it took me a while to put together, it was worth the effort! I hope the recipients think so too!!
A couple of challenges about so am submitting this into -
Craft Us Crazy- Anything but a Card
Flutterby Wednesdays - Open challenge
Just keep on Creating - Anything Goes