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.


Ann Martin
Ann Martin

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