Sunday, July 15, 2018

Wedding Explosion Box Card

Warning: Picture-heavy post!

You might have noticed that I rarely do anything other than regular folded cards but for my niece's wedding (pictures below) I decided to try my hand at an Explosion Box card. It was quite time consuming and one of the reasons I didn't blog much before our departure. I didn't go overboard with embellishments as I didn't think that was their style. Also I went for sort of a rustic look as I got the feeling that the table decorations, etc. would be in that style. Forgive the quality of the pictures, it was hard to get good ones...





One of the hearts on top is gold, btw...












Stamps: My Favorite Things (wood background), Stampin' Up (swirls on cake), Inkadinkado (letters and numbers), Hero Arts (branch with hearts)
Dies: SSS (distressed heart), Impression Obsession (hearts on stems), My Favorite Things (letters), WPlus9 (big wooden heart), Nestabilities ("plate" for the cake)
Other: Punches (all the flowers, heart in the "O")


For those of you who have never seen one of those boxes, the sides are not attached and fall open when you take off the lid hence the name.
I started out with the cake which was quite fiddly I have to say (that's why it doesn't have a third layer, hehe). But I like how it came out.
The plan was to die cut the letters for LOVE on the outside but I discovered that all my dies were too small so I hand cut them intentionally in a loose, sort of organic way to add to the rustic feeling of the card. The top part is where we put the monetary gift and the lower part is where we wrote our wishes for the couple.

And here is a picture of them. They live and got married south of Munich in the mountains and were dressed in the tradition of the area.


And look at the fun car (vintage Ford) they had. A friend of the groom owns it and drove them from the church to where the party took place.




Well, if you made it this far, thank you very much! Your visits and comments are always very much appreciated!

I am sending this card to Time Out Challenge #113 focusing on the word "heart" and because there are lots of reasons to smile at a wedding!






Be well and keep in touch!


15 comments:

Greta said...

Wow--what a treasure for your niece, Suzanne! Looks like the weather was good & bet you had a wonderful time!

Lisa Kind said...

Amazing! And I bet they loved it! Looks like it was a fun wedding too! Thanks for taking the Time Out to play with us!

Shez said...

Wow Susanne this is fabulous,you are very clever,well done my friend xx

Trina P. said...

Fantastic job! I’m sure your niece appreciated the effort, Super cool gift. x

Christine said...

Wow! Was für eine tolle Box, liebe Susanne :))) Und so eine Trachten-Hochzeit mit Oldtimer ist natürlich ein absolutes Higlight im "Heimaturlaub". Ich hoffe, Du hast Die Zeit (auch ohne Meer) genossen! Falls es Dich doch einmal in den Norden von good old Germany verschlagen sollte, lass es mich wissen :)))
Herzliche Grüße
Christine

Käthe said...

Liebe Susanne… du hast eine tolle Mischung aus Tradition, Romantik und zart gefunden. Eine ganz wunderschöne Explosionsbox!
Ein Oldtimer als Brautauto… traumhaft!
Ganz lieben Gruß
Katrin

MaryH said...

This is just awesome! I've never even contemplated trying such a card. I love the rustic feeling, still looks very romantic though. That cake was splendid, and applauding you for doing all the work to create it too! Enjoyed seeing the wedding pictures, what a lovely couple they make, and such a beautiful setting. So happy you got to be part of this happy event. TFS &Hugs

Anita in France said...

What a wonderful keepsake for the happy couple, Susanne ... the detailing on this fabulous confection is brilliant ... I especially love the cascade of blooms down the wedding cake! Looks as though that was such a beautiful day for them ... and for everyone who was there ... positively joyful! Delighted to have you playing along with us at Time Out! Hugs, Anita :)

Karen D. said...

wow...just amazing and what a fabulous keepsake.. so well done mf.
xx Karen

Loll said...

LOVE this explosion card Susanne!! What an amazing feat of engineering!! Fantastic design with the rustic feel. But it's that wedding cake that really "takes the cake"! :) GORGEOUS with the cascading flowers. I bet your niece and her new hubby loved this card! xx

Papercraft Boutique said...

Wow, what a lovely explosion box you made for your dear niece! It has a nice rustic feeling to match the wedding style. And the cake inside is amazing! I'm sure your niece loved it. It's truly a special keepsake made with love! Hideko xx

Darnell said...

Thank you for sharing your incredible wedding box card and the lovely photos, Susanne! I am really impressed that you tackled this and how awesome it is with that sweet cake and flowers and all the details! It's truly amazing to me and they must have loved it!! And you carried it in your luggage!!! (Is it just me or does your beautiful niece look a lot like you?!) Hugs, Darnell

Jill Vickers said...

Wow - what an amazing card - the cake is absolutely stunning - I can imagine that it was very fiddly and time consuming to make. I am sure the happy couple will absolutely love this keepsake card the minute they open it and it "explodes" open. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Time Out! Jill

Daen'Ys said...

Was für eine schöne Aufmerksamkeit für das glückliche Paar!

Hazel Kinvig-Paul said...

What a fabulous keepsake that will be for the happy couple Susanne! I bet they loved it! Have a lovely day! Hazel xx

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