Friday, 11 February 2011

B's first post

August bank holiday 2010 my boyfriend whisked me away on a surprise trip to Paris and proposed under the Eiffel tower. Since buying my first copy of BRIDES magazine in the airport on the way home I have been getting more and more obsessed with all things bridal! Which is where Katie comes in...she's been a friend of ours for a very long time and will be helping us put together our very own bespoke hand made wedding.

I have already found hundreds of amazing ideas and seen some pretty inspirational websites and blogs but first up has to be the invitations. Continuing the handmade theme we have spent all day playing around with designs after seeing these gorgeous paper cut / laser cut designs...

And now for my personal favourite (such a work of art!)....
This may have seemed overly ambitious at first to create something as effective for our invitations but after viewing the website of the amazing Mike Lomax we felt inspired! Check out his website to see some truly inspirational paper cutting in action;

So now for our turn!
For the first attempt we started off with a rough outline sketch

Then using a scalpel we carefully cut along the lines to produce the top layer to be later stuck on coloured card...

With a bit of tweaking to the design we're halfway there...only another 100 or so to do!

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