Post # 1
I recently started working on my cardbox and I’m fairly happy with it but not thrilled. What would you do or change to it?
There are small pearls going all around the card slot in the third box but it is hard to see. <br />I really wanted to put ribbon on the boxes but struggled to find something I like and that went well with the whole thing. I also thought about trailing the leaves down the boxes but that just looked off.
I’m not happy with the cards sign very much.
Your thoughts are welcomed. I’ve made several nice boxes for other people and I want to be proud of this one too, but right now I’m not.
Post # 2
Ktalkin: I think you have done a fabulous job. It’s hard to tell true colors on a monitor, but if you wanted to you could add some trim on the burnt orange (?copper) boxes.
Post # 3
I suppose it would help if you all knew a bit more about our wedding. Colors are wine, copper, burnt orange, and champagne. We both love fall and are including lots of leaves, trees, and natural things. The boxes are currently a pearlized champagne and copper color.
I like the idea of a ribbon but I can’t find one that I think looks good on both of the different colored boxes. I was trying a wine/burgundy color, but never did an orange one. That’s a good idea. I shall hunt.
I’m debating about trying to get a cards sign that is wooden so it ties in more with the “g” on top.
Post # 4
Ktalkin: I would only add the trim to the copper boxes. I think it would be too much to have trim on all four boxes.
Post # 5
Ktalkin: I think julies1949: is right. A trim like she posted would be that slight touch to make the box pop.
Post # 7
I love the leaves but like you, I don’t care for the “cards” font. Maybe try something that goes with the top initial better? I love it even if you don’t change anything!
Post # 8
I agree with an earlier post that the silver boxes don’t really need anything more: the top one is small and has both the leaves at the corner and the topper right above it, and the bottom one has the ‘Cards’ sign. So if you can find a trim you like on the copper/orange boxes, that should be enough.
And I also agree about the ‘Cards’ sign being a bit off. For starters, (and this might just be the pic) the color looks a bit off from the rest. Since it’s sitting in front of a silver box, I’d make the back of the sign in the same color as the copper/orange boxes. And I liked someone else’s suggestion of trying to make the font look like the topper.