Monday, 17 February 2014

Guest Crafter - Butterfly Wedding Invitations By The Equally Lovely Denise.

The Equally Lovely Denise has put me to shame!!!  I have had a Silhouette machine since time began but have never really gone past the basics with it, and there’s Denise who has had her Cameo for five minutes and has hit the floor running!!!  So confident was she that she offered to make a friends wedding invitations ….  and what she made are so truly stunning  I just had to share them with you.
The brief was a vague outline of butterflies/cream/silver diamante and gold, Denise made three samples for the Bride To Be who couldn’t decide which she liked best, so Denise went with them all!!!
All the template downloaded and available from Silhouette Online
Butterfly wedding Invitation 4The corner butterfly design is by Daniela Angelova butterfly card ID: #45128
Butterfly wedding invitaion 2They were made using cream and ivory linen card from Papermill Direct (some reversed in colour) with 4mm flat back diamante gems, and 'peel off' sentiments.
Butterfly wedding Invitaion 1The sideways design is by Jamie Koay Butterfly card ID: #11772 and is also made using cream linen card and trimmed with ivory Offray feather satin ribbon, with a small punched and layered butterfly in gold
Butterfly Wedding Invitation 3And finally, the geometric card with butterflies is another design by Daniela Angelova ID: #46905,  trimmed with Berisford silver edged satin ribbon in honey gold.
All the cards had inserts made using cream paper from Staples.
Denise calculated  that the cards averaged at about £1 each including factoring in for a new mat and blade.
The envelopes were a job lot bought on eBay  for, can you believe, £6.50 + £6.50 P&P for 600 in ivory/gold/white by bidding right up to the last minute!  OMG, what a bargain!!!
As I said, all stunning and as I gaze across at my own Silhouette, just ten inches away from me,  I really should pull my finger out and get to grips with it and use it more, especially when I see what can be done with it!!