Saturday, 30 August 2014

Fairytale Castle Wedding Card


Just thought I'd show you this commissioned card/keepsake that I recently had the pleasure of making. The customer was really specific as to what they wanted and although it was a challenge I managed to incorporate everything they required from the order! This post is really picture heavy so apologies if it's a little slow loading.


The castle is an attempted replica of Herstmonceux Castle where the ceremony was taking place. I say attempted because there were so many details when I started looking closely at it, that it would have been almost impossible to replicate, so I've used a bit of artistic license on it!


The first thing I did was to create a template for the base. I didn't have template for a castle, so I created my own. The project had to be boxed for presentation as it didn't fold flat. Had I made the turrets square then the whole project would've folded flat for posting, which definitely something I will keep in mind for any future similar projects.


Next I covered the walls with papers from Polka Doodles Work & Play Collection 2 and then cut out individual bricks to make the arches on the bridge. I covered the drawbridge in a wood effect paper from Polka Doodles Work & Play Collection 1


I used a variety of cutting dies for the name/greeting plate, shield, foliage, bunting and flags. The tiny flowers are a punch.


The image is from  Mazyart and coloured with Graph'It Markers. I had to alter it slightly as the Groom has a very specific hairstyle which the customer wanted included.


The final request was for somewhere to write a message and place a money gift, so I made a little concertina pocket to the rear of the card which held a tag envelope.


This was a fun project to make and I understand the happy couple were delighted with it.


Thanks for stopping by.

Claire x

I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:
Crafty Calendar Challenges - Anything Goes
Brown Sugar Challenges - Anything Goes
Crafts For Eternity - Tic Tac Toe (Dies, Punches, Blue)
Crafty Girls Challenges - Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes
My Heart Pieces - Use a digi stamp
The Crafters Cafe - Use Punches and Dies
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Just Inspirational - Wedding
PDE Linky Party - Dies/Punches
Top Tip Tuesday - Anything Goes (see tip re turrets)
Tuesday Throwdown - Anything Goes
Crafting From The Heart - Anything Goes

23 comments:

  1. Wow...that is fabulous no wonder they were happy x

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  2. Claire, WOW!, you must be soooo pleased with how this turned out!!! What a fabulous card for a such a special day - so clever.

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  3. Oh my god I am sat with my mouth open. This is amazing. I am so gobsmacked. A stunning stunning keepsake Claire x

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  4. You definitely are the queen of pop up! Gorgeous creation and such a lovely gift!

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  5. OMG! You are soooooo talented, I'm crawling back under my rock and never coming out again!
    Much love
    Anj
    xx

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  6. Words fail me Claire - wow wow wow!!! and wow again! Your makes blow me away chicky! xxx

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  7. Gorgeous card.

    Thanks for joining us at Crafting from the Heart.

    Helen x

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  8. What an amazing card I bet the person you made it for was thrilled with it as will be the bride and groom

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  9. Wow lots of work great card and keepsake too,, thanks for playing along at Top Tip Tuesday this time, hugs Samantha

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  10. OH My Wowzers, this is such an amazing project. This will definitely be a treasured keepsake for years to come. TFS it with us at PDE Linky Party.

    ~DT Barbara

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  11. OMG wow this is amazing it must have taken you so long no wonder the happy couple were happy with it.
    Jenny x

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  12. Wow, this is a fab card and love the look on the bride's face. :) Thanks for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday.

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  13. fantastic, and well done on this idea. x

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  14. WOWZER!! This is such an elegant design!! I love the cute little wedding couple here too!! Beautiful job! Thanks for playing along with us at Tuesday Throwdown Hugs - *Vicki*-DT member

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  15. This is so fabulous! Gorgeous coloring! Thanks so much for joining us for the Anything Goes Challenge on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog!

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  16. Beautiful card, thanks for sharing it with us in the Brown Sugar Challenge

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  17. Amazing project! Thanks for playing Tic Tac Toe with us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week. Hugs x

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  18. This is truly amazing! Love all the details. WOW!

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  19. This is amazing, such attention to detail, I'm not surprised they were delighted with it.

    Thanks for joining in with our latest challenge at Crafty Calendar Challenge.

    Jo x

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