Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Pinaddicts Pinterest Challenge- Wedding card embroidery

As my readers will know we had a wedding to attend on Saturday, it was James' cousin (who I have met only once about 4 years ago)! I like to make a small keepsake for wedding day's but wanted to try something a little different this time around, they are both well off so it was hard to think of what to do in such a short space of time, and I don't know either of their styles, so I decided to make a card with a little bit of a difference.

This is probably the nearest thing I had pinned for this project, even though it's not really alike:
Via
Here is the card I made:


I had a scrap of the backing fabric (admittedly an old pair of shorts) cut around with pinking shears, then using embroidery thread sewed their names and their wedding date. The 2 hearts are made from felt, I used cotton thread to slowly thread each bead on (typically the beads were too small to pass through the needle)! Then sewed these onto to the backing fabric. Admittedly it was done in a bit of a rush, and that's why I only have the one rushed photo too! The morning of the wedding I cut the white piece of card and glued that on to the card and the fabric onto that-I used fabric glue for this bit so that it wouldn't show through- hopefully it was dry by the time they opened it ;)

To join in or check out the other entries head over to simplyoutnumbered :)

21 comments:

  1. Aw, you make such lovely delicate items. I'm far too fat fingered to produce these sort of things. It's so nice to have something handmade and personal for a wedding. Beautiful x
    Thanks for joining us again x

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    1. Thank you very much, I am a bit fingers and thumbs when doing it though! x

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  2. How lovely, the happy couple could get that framed

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    1. Thanks, I wanted something a bit different and personalised x

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  3. I love the personalised card. Means so much more than a shop bought one.

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  4. A personailsed card means so much more than a shop bought one. Lovely :)

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    1. Thanks, I certainly agree, and I hate paying loads for nice cards too! x

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  5. How lovely, i'm getting wed this year and i love handmade gifts, so much love and thought goes into it :) btw lovely blog can't believe ive only just found you x

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    1. Thank you- I hope you get lots of handmade goodies when you get wed this year then :) x

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  6. Such a good idea for a card! I love making cards but get a little bored of the same old ideas - so thanks for the inspiration! And for linking up again!! xx

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    1. Thank you- yeah me too and I seem to have a bit of a sewing addiction for my crafts at the moment! x

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  7. I'm glad that you had fun at the wedding even though you were a bit nervous about it! What a lovely gift!

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  8. What a lovely present. Great idea. x

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  9. I love the fact that you made something from material form old shorts - it looks super, I only wish I had the patience to do something like it too!

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    1. Got to be thrifty ;) to be fair the shorts only had a couple of wears before my partner ripped them at the crotch haha, so it was practically new! x

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  10. It looks great! Definitely one they could frame for the house. x

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  11. What a lovely idea to make something personalised :-)

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