Thursday, 3 February 2011

Renewal of Vows

Before Christmas I was asked to make a renewal of vows card for a couple who have been married for over 40 years.  David is taking Julie to Antigua in March to renew their vows and he was very specific in what he wanted on the card............ not to make my life difficult you understand!!!!  lol

Anyway he wanted joining of hands, sentimental/religious, blues/greens and light/sunny representing Antigua!!!!!  What a challenge.

Must admit it took me quite a while of thinking how I was going to plan this card as it obviously had to be a bit "special" and then once I had started it again took me a while to be satisfied with what I had done....... luckily I don't charge for my time!

I began with an image of sky, beach and water on an 8x8" card.  As it was too prominent I added a sheet of velum on which I had embossed the bottom section.  Across this I placed some very pretty lace.  I used nesties to frame the photo of joined hands and then went a bit mad with the flowers but I wanted them to look like a bridal bouquet.  I added gems around the frame, a white ribbon with a rhinestone buckle and some die cut hearts with their initials.  Lastly I added a dragonfly which had been coloured with alcohol inks and a couple of die cut corners.

Then I had to make a box to hold the card and I made a top opening box using 12x12" scrapbooking card which luckily was a matching colour.  I added a die cut border to the top flap which was backed with silver mirri, more flowers, matching ribbon and a flower brad and a sentiment "How do I love thee?  Let me count the ways".  Julie's name was computer generated and matted using my Stampin Up punches.  The bottom photo shows how the box opens with the card inside.

Thanks for stopping by.


  1. What a special card and box. Well done you.
    A x

  2. Lovely card Karen it was worth all the hard work and am sure she will love it.


  3. Wow this card certainly is special and such a lot of work has obviously gone into it. I'm sure it will be much appreciated.

  4. This card definately has WOW just gorgeous and so much work has gone into it, amazing!

  5. Lovely card Karen, particularly like the unusual box. How about a tutorial to show me how to make it:) x


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