Wednesday, November 30, 2011

What table are you sitting in?

Hello!  I hope you are all having a remarkable week.  A few months ago I was asked to make some invitations and a seating chart for a December wedding.  Well, the wedding is this coming weekend.

She didn't want the traditional tent cards all lined up on a table.  She wanted something a little nicer.  Me being me, I never say no to anything and although I had never made a seating chart quite like this, I was fairly confident in my abilities.  So I started researching and researching.  Time went by and before I knew it she was sending me the list of guests.  I had the idea in my head now i just had to create it.  I thought about using poster board and quickly changed my mind. (it just looked too cheap)  So I went with a 16x20 canvas. here are the pics with a few descriptions.  ENJOY!
empty canvas.....

it was stark white!  This baby needed color.  

started gathering my materials.  I used Tim Holtz distress inks Antique linen
Vintage Photo.  used some card stock with coordinating ribbon, coffee filters.....

Here is the guest list with their table.  I created this little template
using GIMP software.  I then matted it to card stock

My first attempt at a coffee filter flower.  I used some
glimmer mists and distress inks until I got the look I was
looking for.
Here's a close up of the flower completed.
added this brad in the middle and I think it gave it the perfect touch.  
These were tough to put on!  I also glimmer misted the letters
to give them a little shimmer.  although I don't think you can
see that here.

TA-DA!!!  I cut the letters out using my Silhouette Cameo.
It was great to be able to cut out using my own font.