Monday 5 January 2009

Wedding Day

This exploding box was commissioned by Lindsay, for her daughter's wedding. Joanna and David were married on 4th July 2008.
This box was a tricky one. The explosion needed to be a representation of the wedding bouquet which was made from two-tone Vandella roses (ivory and peach). I made these paper roses using a five petal flower punch using two ivory and one peach punch out for each rose. I layered them by wrapping the punch-outs tightly round a cocktail stick, gluing as I went along.

Vandella rose detail and exploding Box lid


  1. Your boxes are so amazing they are beyond words. I can't get over how mega talented you are! Thank you so much for sharing your amazing work! These are so stunningly beautiful! Best, Curt

  2. How elegant~ So lovely and such creativity!

  3. Wow Elaine you are Brilliant, pls teach us how to make these lovely roses and the Iris you used for the Blue Iris box. Just ordered tons of your stamps, they are so lovely:)

  4. So beautiful, ivory and peach were my bridal colors as well . . . . sigh . . . . the roses are over-the-top gorgeous!

  5. Hola Elaine, me llamo Walkiria y siempre quise hacer una caja de estas, estoy encantada de haberte encontrado, ya que he aprendido como se hacen, ahora tengo que intentarlo, a ver si me salen bien, pero con tus explicaciones parecen f√°ciles, te agradezco que compartas tus conocimientos con l@s que no sabemos, saludos y enhorabuena por tus trabajos.

  6. Hi, Elaine!

    I'm writing on behalf of my wife; she's the one with aptitude with these things! :)

    Could you explain a bit *how* you wrap the punch-outs tightly around a cocktail stick? My wife is trying to recreate your (beautiful!) flowers, above, and doesn't quite know what to do, when. (Any chance we could talk you into posting a video on YouTube? We can dream, anyway... :) )

    Thank you, and we love your work!


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