Friday, October 4, 2013

Quilled Wedding Invitation - Damask Style

Here's a commissioned wedding invitation I quilled recently. The wedding took place in June and if the printed invitation is any indication, I'm sure it was lovely. The couple just moved into a new home this week, so the gift of their invitation as a housewarming gift will remind them often of the special day.

Quilled wedding invitation by Ann Martin

I replicated portions of the damask-style pattern in white. The tiny turquoise coils included at the bottom and the deep brown undermat are nods to both the pattern and the cardstock folder (not shown) that enveloped the invitation. The white mat is actually not true white as it appears, but a warmer tone to match the silky inner envelope liner.

Quilled wedding invitation by Ann Martin

Because the client chose a ready-made frame, I had the double mat cut to the standard size of 11 x 14 inches. This works quite well for a 5 x 7 inch invitation and helps keep the cost down. I always forget just how expensive custom framing is until I have one priced out.

Quilled wedding invitation by Ann Martin

Have a wonderful weekend. It's felt like a return to summer here recently - simply perfect weather for a wedding - or anything really!

Oh! And don't forget to enter the b-spired giveaway - it ends Sunday.


18 comments:

  1. Stunning, Ann! Truly stunning! You are such an inspiration.

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  2. Lovely quilling...Its just perfectly fits with the damask pattern...

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  3. So elegant and perfect symmetry Ann. The turquoise coils does so much to this composition.

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  4. So so beautiful! I love the turquoise touches...so elegant.

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  5. Thanks for the comments, everyone!

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  6. So clever - I wouldn't have known where to start!

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    1. Thanks all, and Jill, yes you would have... your quilling is lovely!

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  7. Congrats Ann. You've made something extremely challenging seem so effortless! It's beautifully complimentary.

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    1. Thanks Cecelia, that's so nice of you to say.

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  8. You impress me over and over again! So beautiful!

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    1. Aw thanks Melissa, I'm glad you like it.

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  9. This is my invitation, and the framing and quilling was a gift from my mother in law. We have it displayed in our home and we simply love it. It's a beautiful way to keepsake and display our invitation and so unique and elegant too. Thank you so much for your beautiful work.

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  10. Hi Lauren, how nice to read your comment - it made my day! I loved quilling the mat for your beautiful invitation.

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