Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Commissioned card

Good eve all!

So, yesterday I got my first "real" commission... Since the people in question aren't followers of my blog (that I'm aware of! lol), I think I'll be safe to share it with you all, as I have to admit I'm a little nervous and could use some last-minute tips!

So, the lady that asked for the card asked for "Ivory", but beyond that wasn't too certain, but between us we settled on "vintage".
so I made this:

I used a LOTV image, naturally, and the papers are from Melissa Frances, mounted on Coredinations cardstock. The flowers are mostly WOC, the corner is a Joy crafts die and there's a generous amount of Stickles involved! And there's pearls... Can't have a wedding card without pearls!

And then there's the inside too... I Did some faux stitching, and added some card candi too...

And a close-up of the image

 And I made a little box for the card to go in too. She didn't ask for one, but I felt like giving it a go, lol.

So, verdict? I'm happy with it, yet terrified she won't like it! As you may have noticed, I've gone for a Becky-esque card here (yes, that is now an official cardmaking term!), as the lady had bought the card I'd made previously CASE-ing one of Becky's cards, so I figured it was the kind of style she was after.

I would like to enter the following challenges:

Divas by design - Anything goes
Live and Love Crafts - Stardust  (There was LOTS of Stardust Stickles involved in the making of this card!)
The Artistic Stamper - Anything goes
Desert Islands Crafters - I did 4, 5 and 6, (charm, lace, distress) and technically 8 (gift) too, maybe?
Stamp and Create - anything goes

Hope you're all having a most wondrous day.



Sue said...

Absolutely fab card and box Sammy they will love it!!! gorgeous huggles Sue xxx

Chris said...

It's so beautiful, Sammy! You really have gone the extra mile!!
I'm sure your customer will be delighted!

Lozzy said...

Wow love it Sammy, you have no worries as its absolutely stunning. Love the colours you have used and all the added detail, beautiful.Hugs Lozzy xx

Sarah said...

That's a stunner Sammy!! Great job! xx

Kathleen said...

Stunning card, love it, fab image.

Kath x

Sue said...

This is stunning Sammy, I love the image and such gorgeous detailing you have added to make it extra special. I love the box too.
Sue xx

Darnell said...

I'll let you do the conversion, but I love it so much, I hope the lady is paying you at least $15 for it! That is not a card, that is a wedding GIFT, complete with decorated handmade box, for goodness sake! You have the vintage charm style down perfectly!

Seriously, what a treasure this is, Sammy, which is exactly how they will treat it for the rest of their (hopefully) long married life!! Hugs, Darnell

Unknown said...

STUNNING nothing else needed in my view, it's a beautiful designed card with just enough on it....xxxxxx

Susan Hogan said...

Stop worrying Sammy - its gorgeous! A beautiful piece of craft work.

debby4000 said...

Oh your card is so adorable and gorgeous too.

Elise said...

Sammy, this is simply STUNNING!!! You did a FABULOUS job with this, and I know she will LOVE it!

Warm Hugs,

Unknown said...

What a beautiful card & I am sure your lady loves it. Thank you for playing with us at Divas & have a Merry Xmas x

Laura B said...

This is gorgeous! I love that you made a coordinating box for it, too.:) Thank you for sharing with us at DICC!

Kat W said...

You definitely shouldn't worry about this - it is absolutely stunning! I love all the details and the matching gift box makes it even more special and keeps the card from getting squashed - bonus!
I do like the term 'Becky-esque' and I do always admire her cards - you captured the style here perfectly and it really is gorgeous :-)

Big hugs, Kat xx

cotnob said...

This is absolutely gorgeous Sammy, a beautiful image and fabulous details. I love the matching box - your lady will be so pleased with it.

Wishcraft said...

It's absolutely beautiful Sammy, love everything about it :o) Hugs, Lisa x

Pop's Cards said...

Good morning sweetie this is just gorgeous, hugs Pops x x x

Wendy said...

Absolutely gorgeous...Thanks for playing along with us at Divas by Design.
Wendy xx

mixamatoasties said...

Gorgeous card!

Susan xx

butterfly said...

Delightful colouring on the image, and the stitching adds such lovely texture. The matting and embellishing is great - I'm sure it will go down a treat. Thanks for playing along with us at The Artistic Stamper.
Alison x

Eulanda said...

LOL! I love that you did a Becky-esque card! I know exactly what you are talking about! hee hee You did a fabulous job!! Very cute image AND a box?!! The lady will love it I'm sure. Thanks so much for joining our last challenge of the year "Stardust" at LLC and hope to see you play again! Happy New Year!
LLC Designer
December Giveaway

Becky said...

Hi sweetie, what a stunning card you've made, I love the matching box too. You're making me blush again, lol. You do this style perfectly,
Big hugs,
Becky xx

Unknown said...

I hadn't heard about the Becky-esque style until Eulanda told me about your post, but yes I see what you mean. Becky loves rose trims and layers. The card is beautiful, as is the box. Thanks for sharing with us at LLC & Happy New Year!

Hugz, Sandy
Owner & Operator @ Live & Love Crafts