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-Snowflakes

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-Snowflakes

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-Snowflakes

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-Snowflakes

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:

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

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

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

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    1. Thanks and I hope you will - happy rolling!

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

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

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

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

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  6. 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

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

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

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

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

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

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  11. brilliant and beautiful colors!
    Greetings Baukje

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

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

    : )

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  14. 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.

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  15. 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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