Friday 16 October 2009

Wedding Invitation Commission

Now that these invitations have all been sent out and received by the wedding guests it is safe for me to blog about them.

I received an order for wedding (and evening) invitations a short while back from one of my lovely baby blanket customers (remember my Dylan and Ava blankets?). This was the first time I had produced wedding invitations so I welcomed the challenge. My brief was simply to include the text Wedding/Evening Invitation, heart motifs and if possible tie them in to the colour of the dress.

The fabric swatch for the dress proved very difficult to match a craft paper to so I created my own by pasting a textured paper to a black base and painting it with titanium gold paint. I then handmade a heart motif using the fabric swatch I had been given and photographed it. I used the heart motif and chosen text to create a printed ribbon by arranging it in Photoshop and then printing on to t-shirt transfer paper. This was then applied to cotton tape and threaded through my painted paper on the card base. The invitations were finished off with some co-ordinating machine embroidery stitch lines.

I am really pleased with the results. Now I just need to start thinking about designing and making my own wedding invitations!


Anonymous said...

They're really lovely and I think you met the challenge successfully!

Claire Hurd Design said...

Thank you x

Midsummer Stitches said...

They look really lovely, very sophisticated.

My Owl Barn said...

I like those hearts. Very elegant design.

Claire Hurd Design said...

Thank you. I shall be making more hanging hearts and listing them in my online shops very soon. Keep an eye on my blog for details.

Anonymous said...

Claire kindly agreed to commission our wedding invites and I am very glad we asked as they are fantastic. The colour was particularly hard to match so I wasn't expecting anything as close as Claire managed to produce.
We have now sent the invites and several people have commented on how lovley they are.

Thanks very much Claire