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Saturday, 3 March 2012

Wedding Invitation


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:

Clearly Inspired - Anything Goes
Cupcake Craftroom - Spring Bouquet
S J Papercrafts - Flowers and include pink or red
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

25 comments:

dragonllew said...

Wow all those pearls not sure I would have the patience, great card I love the ribbon you added to the bunch of flowers thanks for joining us at S J Crafts this month.
Jenny x

vickisunshine said...

Wow, you have the patience of a saint!! A real labour of love - so beautiful.
Hugs
Vicki x

Marianne said...

Wonderful cards, Kerry. The wedding invite is just gorgeous, but I did notice all those small pearls at once. A real labour of love, indeed! So sorry to hear some of them came off.

fatmonica said...

These are beautiful.Thanks for sharing at ATCs and Cards with Attitude.

Angela D said...

These are really stunning cards.Thanks for joining us at ATCs and Cards with Attitude.

pinky said...

I am amazed at your patience with those pearls and what a disappointment that some have come off!! The overall look of the invitation is BEAUTIFUL! Definitely elegant. The little hearts are so delicate looking. Well done kerry. I love your wedding card, the colours are so brilliant, really stand out. Thanks for joining us at C4E this week:0

Chrissy said...

Beautiful invitation Kerry, love the white on white, the heart is just beautiful and all those pearls...gorgeous. What a shame some came off..love the framed wedding card too, very pretty.

Luv CHRISSYxx

Beverly Gotthardt said...

Just the right amount of bling on the framed card and the white on white, you can never go wrong there. Thanks for entering at ATCs & Cards With Attitude.

Diane's Card Designs said...

Wow Kerry, love the invites! The white on white looks stunning and the ribbon down the side. The heart is gorgeous with the pearls. You must have a very thin right arm after putting all those through the cuttlebug....lol

Diane xx

Anita said...

Gorgeous invitations Kerry. I love that heart and the pearls are so pretty.

debbi taylor said...

lovely image - thanks for taking part at ATC's with attitude x

Joanne said...

such a beautiful card, so neat and pretty. Thanks for joining us at ATCs/Cards with Attitude.

Helen said...

both are beautiful. thanks for taking part in ATC's with attitude

Jane said...

Oh my goodness Kerry I can just imagine those pearls.....! That is a stunning invite and I am sure your daughter and SIL to-be are totally thrilled with them. Well done you,they are very sophisticated cards. Luckily my SIL to-be used to work for a print firm so they are printing Milly and Tom's invites...phew! Your floral digis are so lovely, what a great card you made. Hope you had a lovely Sunday, it's poured all day here so I have been able to craft ;0)
Jane x

Susan said...

Gave me goosebumps Kerry - absolutely gorgeous - Nic and Ben must be so chuffed.
The bouquet is just stunning too - love the frame card - and the colours are beautiful.
Hope those deadlines are more new releases ;0) xxx

Sally said...

Wow Kerry the invite is simply beautiful. Can't imagine sitting and sticking all those thousands of pearls and such a shame some fell off.
Gorgeous frame card too, the bouquet looks amazing.
Hope you had a great weekend.
Hugs Sally xxx

The Spotted Chick said...

Holy cow Kerry! They are simply GORGEOUS! I would have NEVER attempted those pearls! You ARE a GOOD mom!! Whew! You ROCK kiddo!

Rusty said...

LOVE the invites, although not sure I could manage all those pearls!! you must be absolutely crackers!! Love your frame card too! xx

jennifer said...

Lovely cards, I like how you've attached ribbon on the flower stems to finish off the bouquet! Thanks for joining in at SJ Crafts! x

Whimsey said...

The wedding invitations are absolutely stellar; sooooo elegant and sophisticated. Nic is blessed; I'm not sure I could ever do that!

I would be glued to the card by the end. HA HA HA

Hugs sweetie, can't wait for the big day!!!

Abbie721 said...

Lovely cards, just love the heart on the first one, very pretty. Thank you for joining us at ATC's With Attitude xx

Lisa-Jane said...

I absolutely LOVE that wedding card! So elegant. I hope you enjoyed playing along with the challenge at S J Crafts this month.

michele said...

Fabulous cards! Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 eternity this week hugs x

Louise said...

wow amazing cards. the wedding card is absolutely fantastic.Thanks for joining in with SJ Crafts challenge

Theresa said...

What gorgeous cards! All those pearls - wow! The spring bouquet is gorgeous. Thanks for joining us this month at the Cupcake Craftroom.