Thursday, 24 February 2011

A brief history...

Well, I found out yesterday that all my paperwork has gone through and it is official! I am now an Independent Stampin' Up! demonstrator. As my starter kit is yet to arrive with lots of crafting goodies, I thought I would give you a taste of some of the items I have created in the past.

I married Matthew in September last year, and made the majority of my own stationery...

The Seating Plan;
Photograph copyright; Jonny Back Photography
This was created using some fabulous fabric by Anna Griffin mounted onto a large canvas. Crisp white card was printed with a script type font, and matted onto antique gold mirri card, then the detail of a single gold brad was added to the top of each one. For the 'top table' I also added a small fabric rose broach to the bottom right corner. The cards were mounted to the fabric using 3D foam pads, and the finishing touches of a double row of ivory satin ribbon, and a silk rose hair-clip added to the left of the table plan.

The Table Names; These were again all created using Anna Griffin designs - this time various 12"x12" card stock. Each table name design was completely different, and some friends also completed a few for me. Side A of each card had a quote, and side B the name of the person who wrote or said it.
Photograph copyright; Jonny Back Photography
In the example above (side A), a clear quote sticker was mounted onto fawn coloured card and trimmed with the ivory satin ribbon. This was then matted onto ivory card and then mounted. Details on the flower designs were picked out using light pink and clear gem stones of different sizes. Finally to create a consistency with the other tables a heat embossed border was added.
Photograph copyright; Jonny Back Photography
This photograph of side B showcases some of the other card from the Anna Griffin range, and uses some different techniques. The rose design was highlighted using silver transfer foils to add a gorgeous summery shimmer, and once again layers of matting have been used to draw attention to the name (helpful for people finding their seats!). Finally the name itself has been die-cut using a cuttlebug - I LOVE this gadget and couldn't survive without it to create a professional finish.

I hope you like what I have done, and I am off to go and rummage for some more photos to put up so you can see a variety of styles...

Happy Crafting 

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