Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving ...



To all my sweet friends ... I am so thankful for your friendships... your sharing and your caring ... have a beautiful day!

A lady I worked with many years ago asked me to make a card for her daughters' upcoming wedding ... The brief was 'traditional' ... verse not too sloppy .. That was it. But she did let me know that the wedding colours are ivory and red ...
I hope this will suffice ... 
I apologise for the photos ... we are experiencing high winds, dull skies and rain ... not perfect for photographing indoors ...


This is the box I made to accommodate the card


My card stock was printed first with Pink Petticoat digital paper from the Old Fashioned Girl collection which I slightly altered to get more of an ivory blend


The card itself is in pure white with a hint of Ivory and a single red rose


I cut a frame and embossed it then layered it onto pearlescent ivory paper before using foam pads to adhere it to the card - The frame has a scattering of perfect pearls in silver which contrast with the pearls in the little spray and on the lace


I cut the tag from the same pearlescent paper and stamped and embossed a sentiment from a WM stamp set "Text It"... 


The verse


I had a slight problem with the ribbon fraying ... so a little tip for you if you too encounter this problem ... if you hold the ribbon edge above a flame ... a candle, match or even better a lighter ... it will seal the edge. It's a bit like when you make flowers over a flame ... but be very careful you don't hold it too close or it will curl like the flowers and you want it just to seal and not curl.

Ok ... I have a group to prepare for so I'll leave you to enjoy your Thanksgiving dinner ... but before I do I just want to say Thank You to my lovely blog friend keren ... We spent a few hours together yesterday and her company was just what I needed ...

Till soon

~ Ros ~



20 comments:

Ulina / Apricot Bubbles said...

Pure elegance - especially your 1st card - but I really love the splash of red in the 2nd one, too!!
Have a nice evening,
Uli
Thanks so much for your lovely comments on both of my blogs!

Ulina / Apricot Bubbles said...

Oh, I´m so sorry - I just saw the pictures and did not read your text - so I thought your beautiful box was a card - sorry!! Now that I read the text I´ve to apologise! Hugs,
Uli

Astrid Maclean said...

Very pretty!

Ira Huberts said...

Now that's a most delicate wedding box Ros and it will be met with great heaps of approval, of that I'm sure. A fine creation again my friend! Hugs, Ira
irascreacorner.blogspot.nl

Tracie Dean said...

I think the card is so beautiful!! Very Elegant, romantic and just perfect for a wedding!!

Look forward to seeing more of your work.

lauren bergold said...

love♥LOVE♥loooooooooooove everything about this! especially the sentiment, "happy foreverness"! and of course the white on white palette with just that soft touch of distressing and that gorgeous pop of red! you have so nailed this as to the brief... and in ALL OTHER ways, as well! awesome!

Stella said...

have a wonderful evening at your club ( I guess you had to prepare for your thursday group). Good to hear you had a great time with Keren...XXX

Chris said...

What an absolutely beautiful wedding card and box, Ros. I love all the pearls and the red rose looks perfect

Heidi said...

Wow this is so beautiful!
Elegant and pretty:)
Hugs, Heidi:)

Barbara said...

A gorgeous card - and the perfect box to go with it. Both the sender and the bride must have loved it.

Sylvia said...

Beautiful card, Ros, that white with the red touch is fabulous! So glad you got to spend time with your friend, hope you are feeling better and thanks for the Thanksgiving wishes! Have a wonderful Friday.

Michelle said...

Wow! Ros, your friends daughter will love it! It is so beautiful! Love the single red flower! Thanks for the tip on frayed ribbon!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

That's a very elegant and pretty card! Glad you had fun with girlfriend. Sometimes I just wish that we are just a few hours away from each other.

kerenbaker said...

That is incredibly beautiful- what is not to love?! Love all the details- the box would make a perfect card in its own right! Loved spending time with you too- look forward to another catch up soon xx

Charlene said...

What a gorgeous card! She will love it ! Thanks for the Thanksgiving wishes Ros :-)

Sasha said...

Your card and box looks so delicate and very elegant, Ros. Your friends daughter will be sooooo pleased when she sees them:)
Enjoy a lovely weekend! xx

Mona L. Pendleton said...

So beautiful and elegant Ros! Wow! I'm blown away! Love the metallic detail!

Lynnda said...

Absolutely beautiful Ros.... hugs...xoxo

Joanne Leddy said...

These are beautiful, Ros ... so elegant! And I think they photographed just fine.

Linda R said...

These are so elegant and pretty. They are gust going to love them.

Hugs~

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