- Mrs. Hot Cocoa
- 9 years ago
- Wedding: March 2018 - Ritz Carlton, Marina Del Rey
Some people suffer from post-wedding depression. I suffer from post-DIY nostalgia.
I look longingly at my box of craft goodies. I spend an unhealthy amount of time window shopping at PaperSource. My heart palpitates when I hear of other people’s craft projects.
Someecards never ceases to amuse me.
It’s a sickness that can only be cured by medication… or an occasion to craft. Thank goodness for my friends R & M, who came to rescue by letting me do the table numbers for their May wedding.
R & M have a fun color palette of french blue, yellow, and raspberry, so we got pre-cut circle cards from Paper Source in rhubarb. We also got text-weight paper in curry and quartz.
Using Adobe Illustrator, I printed out the numbers in “Army” font (available for free download from dafont.com). I then reversed the numbers, so that I could have a cutting template without any lines showing up on the final product.
Next, using a sky blue ink pad and clear embossing powder, I stamped and embossed cherry blossoms on the back of the paper (the side without the numbers), making a chiyogami-like pattern.
The printed side, as you can see, remains unstamped.
I then cut out the numbers.
Here they are, flipped right side up, so that the numbers are no longer reversed and the cherry blossom pattern is visible.
With a glue stick, I affixed the numbers to quartz paper. I then cut the numbers out of the quartz paper, leaving a 1/4 inch border.
Finally, I glued each number onto the rhubarb circles and handwrote the appropriate text in silver.
And voila! Table numbers done. Craft urge satiated.
For now, at least.
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