Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Quilled Snowflakes Wedding Invitation

It's been a while since I've shared one of my own projects... I took a necessary break from quilling last fall while editing the book, but lately I've been enjoying catching up on wedding invitations. Luckily I had very patient brides! It's turned out to be a timely post too, as it's supposed to snow like mad here later today.

Quilled snowflake wedding invitation by Ann Martin

I wish you could see this invitation in person... the printed snowflakes sparkle with a holofoil coating, not to mention the heavy pearlized paper has a lovely sheen.

Quilled snowflake wedding invitation by Ann Martin

To quill the snowflakes I took cues from the printed ones and used a mix of plain white quilling paper and silver holofoil-edged white strips from J.J. Quilling Design in England. They're imported to the U.S. by Whimsiquills.

Quilled snowflake wedding invitation by Ann Martin

The edged white paper has a bluish cast that's quite nice as an accent against the plain strips. It makes me think of the sky reflecting on freshly fallen snow on a sunny day.

Quilled snowflake wedding invitation by Ann Martin

From the side, you can see the slight tint, but from straight-on the coils look either silver or multi-colored depending on the light and angle. Tricky to photgraph, but it's a fun paper to work with and I'm glad I had this opportunity to try it out.


30 comments:

Maureen said...

Lovely quilled snowflakes. We have real ones falling in D.C. area today as "Snowquester" moves in, our first blizzard this winter.

Ann Martin said...

Thanks Maureen. One nice things about snow in March is that it doesn't stay around for long!

itsamistry said...

That is stunning :) I haven't done any quilling in years - you may have inspired me to get my quilling papers out.

Ann Martin said...

Thanks and I hope you will - happy rolling!

chillin with Quillin said...

gorgeous snowflakes, love the paper you used !!!
Paula

Stephanie Pounds said...

Love this, Ann. What a cool invitation made even cooler by your quilling. Pun intended. :)

Ann Martin said...

Thank you, Paula!

Ann Martin said...

Thanks Stephanie! (and I love puns. :))

Ann said...

oh wow, this is gorgeous.

Rosie Graham said...

This is beautiful, lucky bride who gets this one! Love that paper too.

Anonymous said...

ann.....i love the combination of foil and white papers for the snowflakes. the foil gives off such lovely colours from different angles. i love your placement and just enough snowflakes makes a very classy invite.
licia

Casey said...

Your snowflakes are stunning! The paper has a really cool dimensional quality. Great job!

Sathya said...

Ann Mam...Your snowflakes are gorgeous...U make such lovely invites..Pretty paper and Lovely pics :)

Bellenza Wedding Bistro said...

Such a gorgeous use of paper finishes and subtle colors! The effect looks magical...surely even more so "in person"!

SUGANTHI said...

Your quilled snowflakes look perfect Ann and they do shimmer.How well you have used the two different paper together.

Baukje said...

brilliant and beautiful colors!
Greetings Baukje

Ann Martin said...

I'm glad you like it, Ann.

Ann Martin said...

Thanks Rosie!

Ann Martin said...

Thanks Licia!

Ann Martin said...

Thank you, Casey!

Ann Martin said...

Thanks Sathya!

Ann Martin said...

Thanks so much!

Ann Martin said...

Thank you, Suganthi... it was fun combining the papers.

Ann Martin said...

Thank you, Baukje!

craftingcreatures said...

You found the perfect way to compliment the invites and I suspect you'll start a wave of foiled snowflakes. Simply beautiful!

Ann Martin said...

Thanks Cecelia!

Meg@MegaCrafty said...

So pretty! I just love all your quilled snowflakes. The addition of the foil edged paper is really nice too.

: )

IrinaN said...

These are adorable!

Can you, please, tell me what is the size of the holofoil strips? They don't have it in the description -(( Thank you.

Ann Martin said...

Thanks Meg!

foldhere said...

These are beautiful! I'd love to see them at a larger scale as christmas ornaments- I bet they'd be lovely...

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