Quilled Marriage Certificate and a Celtic Card Design

Spring and summer wedding season is underway... I've been busy creating quilled marriage certificates and ketubahs. I enjoy the process, especially when presented with the opportunity to work with a new color palette. Even if the requested design is similar to one I've done in the past, just working with different colors makes it feel fresh again.

Quilled Quaker marriage certificate by Ann Martin

Steph and Zach were married a year ago in April and asked that I add the quilling in time for their first anniversary. Such a nice paper-themed gift to give one another, plus it provides me the opportunity to show the look of a certificate with signatures in place.

Quilled Quaker marriage certificate by Ann Martin

The wedding colors were gray and yellow with a touch of coral - very pretty and understated. Rather than S scrolls on each side as I often do, they requested linear scrollwork. Riva Brown of Living Letters Studio did the calligraphy.

On a completely different note, I needed a card for a male friend's birthday party recently and found this one in my stash that I'd made while in a Celtic phase. The federal blue/olive green color scheme and non-frilly design were just right for the recipient.

Quilled Celtic card

Seeing it again reminded me that I don't especially enjoy doing symmetrical quilling, but I do like using Paplin's two tone strips. They give an interesting look because the paper is color-printed, thus coil edges appear white, not typical of most quilling paper.

Quilled Celtic card

Right now I'd better get back to a certificate I've been working on this week for a July wedding. It's a completely new design and involves a paper sculpture camellia. They are such beautiful flowers, the pressure is on to do them justice!

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One last thing for today... the Look Inside feature has been enabled for the All Things Paper book. Take a sneak peek! Release day for print and Kindle versions is coming up on June 11th.

Stay tuned for some fun book-related happenings around here and have a great weekend!


Ann Martin
Ann Martin

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