Friday, August 12, 2011

Wedding Shadow Box

One of my friends from church had asked me to make a wedding card for her. After she ripped my arm off and nearly beat me to death with it, I agreed! If Diane happens to see this, I AM JUST KIDDING!  Working with Diane was a lot of fun!

She is a quilling person and wanted to make some quilled flowers for the piece. While she was looking for her quilling supplies, she found a brand new white shadow box frame. So the wedding card became a wedding shadow box.

She had given me some preliminary background and her ideas for the card/box so I had already chosen several papers and accessories for her to look at.

Here is the final product!
The background paper is from DCWV Luxury stack.  The swirls are from Prima Say It In Pearls.  Flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and Magnolia-licious.  Butterflies are punched from scraps using a Martha Stewart punch.  Ribbons are from my stash. The sentiment in the upper left corner is from a DRS stamp, retyped to fit the space we had.

Tilda and Edwin are the Bride With Tiara and Groom from Magnolia-cious and are colored with Copics.
Tilda's dress - YR24, Y32  Flowers - B91, YG63, B24  Veil - B000 and Diamond Stickles  Hair - E18, 17, 19, 13  Clear Star Gelly Roll pen was on her tiara and the lace under her bouquet.  A left over piece of the pearl swirls is on her tiara.
Edwin's suit - C9, 7, 6, 4 Hair C00, 1, 3, 4  Cane- C2, 3  Flower - B91, 24  Tie matched Tilda's dress
The sentiment in the lower right corner is a scripture verse.

Here are close up pictures of the different sections of the shadow box.

My friend was so thrilled with what I had created for her, she decided not to add the quilling.  She also asked me if I would consider making two more for her to give as anniversary gifts for her parents and in-laws.  Of course I will!!!

I hope you have enjoyed looking at the Wedding Shadow Box, all of the nifty little details, and maybe got an idea or two for a card or shadow box of your own.



chrissy o said...

thats really lovely
chrissy xx

Anonymous said...

This is lovely and such a lot of work. I'm sure that your friend will be thrilled
Hugs Julie P

Anonymous said...

Oh so beautiful Kathy!! Love the blue colors and all of those pearls make it really stunning!! ;)

Pat said...

Hi Kathy....isn't it funny...I just made one of these shadow box thingies too...for my nephew who is getting married next month! I love these frames!! Let me tell ya, this wedding shadowbox is sure to be a cherished keepsake fr the bride & groom. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful! Hugs.
Pat Frank

Rhonda Miller said...

Wow, this is great.

Danielle said...

OH! Kathy, this is soooo lovely! Ijust adore shadow box, and wish I could find some not too expensive ones, proper size to put cards in them, and offer them!
I love the blue background so much, and nice little sentiments,. Tilda and Edwin are adorable. Gorgeous flowers.`Hugs

Sandy said...

Very nice Kathy! I know you had fun making this.

Cricket said...

Very pretty and a lot of work. Great job.

paola said...

Very pretty, love the flourishes on the dark background and all the floral details are just perfect

cabio's craft corner said...

This shadow box is so gorgeous!!

Elle said...

I love the Wedding shadow box! IT is beautifully put together. A treasure.

NGCARDS said...

A gorgeous creation hun xxx

Christina C. said...

Love shadow's on my shopping list next time I go to the city and visit Michael's! You did a magnificent job on all the special details and, of course, the adorable couple!!!

CottageBliss said...


Jean said...

Goodness Kathy, I love this shadow box.. it is filled with all kind of goodies and something that your friend will enjoy looking at forever and never tire of.. The bride and groom are so exqusite and
all the details must have taken you forever to just think of what to do next... I do love it and you did an amazing job with yet another bride and groom!! Congratulations!!!
Hugs, Jean

Diana Crick said...

Oh my gosh what a precious gift. You did an amazing job. I love how Edwin's tie matches the trim on her dress. Perfect. perfect. perfect!!!!
hugs, Diana

cathylynn said...

This is beautiful Kathy! you've been a busy bee and do wonderful work!
Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

Kelly Neis said...

How fun for you to be asked to make such pretty cards for her. It turned out really nice, very elegant.

Pink Stamper Girl said...

I really love this, it looks like you put a lot of work into it! It's very Gorgeous and I relly loved looking at it!!! Thanks for sharing it! :D

Eve said...

wow, BEAUTIFUL!!! luv dark blue & all other details! :-)

Hanna said...

Kathy, OH WOW! Your shadow box is so elegant and romantic, such a perfect creation in every single way, I love it to pieces.
The colours are divine and I absolutely adore how you've coloured the wedding couple, Tildas necklace and tiara are FABULOUS, and I love how you've added the blue rose to her boquette. Looks so very gorgeous. The bling swirls are such lovely details, and your flower arrangement are fantastic.


cabio's craft corner said...

Beautiful and dark background. Love the beautiful pearl accents and this frame looks wonderful :o)

Peggie said...

Gorgeous. Love he swirls.