Happy weekend everyone! I've been asked by a few people about Nic and Ben's wedding invitations and now that they've been sent out I can show you. The picture doesn't do it justice...I can't tell you how many days it's taken me to get this mediocre picture but you can get the idea. Nic wanted something quite simple and elegant and I made two samples but this is the one they chose...
I used Craft Creations Hi-5 Pearl Cryogen White cs and paper for the insert. It has a very subtle sparkle to it and is perfect for wedding stationery. Because I knew I'd be making quite a few I needed to keep it as simple as possible and it was ... until I added the pearls! After cutting out the card I ran it through my Cuttlebug with my favourite swirly embossing folder. I had bought the Cheerylynn heart dies from The Frantic Stamper though not thinking I'd be using them for the invitations. I made 90+ invitations so that meant the dies had to go through the Cuttlebug 90 times or more which means my right arm has now got quite a nice definition lol. Then the little inside bits had to get poked out, the hearts layered with foam squares then the 30 flat back pearls glued on individually...that's 2700 pearls people!!!! Unfortunatley I've heard that some of the pearls had fallen off when they arrived at their destination (my mom's invite was pearl-less and the envelope torn so there wasn't any left for her to glue back :-( ) although I used plenty of glue. I think it's when the PO ran them through their machines, the glue 'gave' and the pearls became loose. Then there was tying 90+ bows!!! Don't even get me started on those lol. Anyway they're done and that's another box ticked :-D Now I have to get to work on the place cards...thankfully the hotel is doing the menus and the seating plan.
The pesky pearls!
I made a wedding card the other week using Bouquet Delight from the Floral Delight release and as today's post is wedding themed thought I'd show it to you...
Julie made a gorgeous frame card for the Floral Delight release and I wanted to make one too so after a few practise runs I think I managed a not too bad effort lol. I printed Bouquet Delight and coloured it in with my Copics adding Fuschia Swarovski Crystals and glitter to the flowers for a bit of bling. It was looking a bit bare so I added more crystals to the corners and made a 'flower' out of fushia sheer ruffle ribbon and glued 2mm crystals to a button for the centre.
I tied a thin piece of fuschia ribbon from my stash and glued it to the stems
So there you have it ... the wedding invitations and a wedding card.
I'd like to enter the following challenges:
ATC's & Cards With Attitude - Anything Goes
Clearly Inspired - Anything Goes
Crafts 4 Eternity - Digital
I've a few deadlines looming so I'd best crack on. Thanks for visiting today, hope you have a great weekend.
Catch ya later x