Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Wedding Card Box ~ GDT Word Art Wednesday

What a lovely week!! Our children all gathered here yesterday to celebrate Elizabeth's birthday and to watch Elizabeth and Andrew open their wedding gifts. It is always so wonderful to have the family together. The fall leaves are turning more vibrant with each passing day. The gorgeous color won't last long, but it sure is beautiful right now!! 

It is reveal day at Word Art Wednesday. What an amazing privilege to work with this gorgeous Word Art!! This week's Word Art comes from my favorite book of the Bible. James 1:17 ~ Every good gift and perfect gift is from above and comes down from the Father of lights. This verse is such a beautiful reminder that while we live in a fallen world and unfortunate things happen around us and to us, our Lord gives us perfect, beautiful gifts. My life has been blessed in so many ways! 

One of the items I created for Elizabeth and Andrew's wedding was the card box for the gift table. What a perfect verse to include on their box:

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Here's the top of the card box:


Handcrafted Flowers ~ I had some sheer white fabric in my stash which I cut into concentric circles. I lit a tea light candle and using tweezers heated the edges of my fabric circles. As the edges melted, they curled upwards creating lovely flower petals. A dab of FabriTac in the center of each petal works perfectly to put these beauties together. Then, I applied a circle of Art Institute Designer Dries Clear glue to the center of each flower to hold the marine blue microbeads ~ the color of the lovely bridesmaid dresses. 

Vines ~ I'm always looking for a bargain and a couple years ago during the after Christmas markdowns, I found a huge berry vine that I thought would work perfectly into some of my paper crafting projects. I just painted the bright Christmas red berries with a coat of white gesso for an elegant vine for the box. The leaves were left-overs from the wedding party flowers. 

Cut Work ~ Their names were cut with my Gazelle. Such a handy machine that will cut any font I have downloaded onto my computer. 

Word Art ~ Because I was placing the Word Art across the lid of the box, I needed to cut the Word Art apart. I wanted it to be all one connected piece, so I did the cutting in Photoshop. I opened the Word Art file in Photoshop, cropped each line, then lined up the individual pieces in layer windows before welding them together. I resized it to fit the 12 inch width of my box and printed on a 12 x 12 piece of pearlized vellum from my stash. It takes a long time for ink to dry on vellum. It's best to let it sit overnight to dry completely before cutting and applying to your project. 

Decorative Paper ~ I used elegant flocked paper to decorate the box. When selecting the box to decorate I made sure it was no larger than 12 x 12, so 4 sheets of paper would cover it. I created a lid to fit the box and covered it with black fabric before decorating. 

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~ Blessings ~


  1. The card box is truly a work of art...I am sure that it will become a keepsake box for years to come.

  2. What a gorgeous card box!! I loveeeeeeeeee all the flowers!!!!

  3. wow beautiful box and beautiful flowers!! fantastic job Tracey!!

  4. How beautiful! What a precious keepsake!

  5. Wow, this is stunning!! What a gorgeous box!! The flowers are so pretty and the verse is so beautiful :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  6. Oh wow! This looks gorgeous. I love the classy colours and the verse! :)

  7. I bet it was fun to have family ALL together!! LOVE LOVE How pretty the box is and all the flowers!!!! WOW!!!

  8. Beautiful project Tracey! Love the pretty flower embellishments!

  9. Gorgeous box....perfect verse. So many pretty flowers:)

  10. What a beautiful and elegant and special gift box that they will cherish forever I am sure.. it looks wonderful!

  11. This box is BEAUTIFUL. I love the blossoms you created and what a great idea to transform the vine~brilliant! The verse is PERFECT for this project also~definitely a keepsake, Tracey.

  12. What a perfect keepsake Tracey!
    Alison xx

  13. Wow stunning Tracey and what a great idea!! I'm loving that necklace too - thanks for the link!

  14. Gorgeous card box! I bet she loves this!!!
    And those fabric flowers are so fun! LOVE IT!!!

  15. What a gorgeous box!!! Is there anything you can't make beautiful LOL.


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