A Winter Wedding

It’s not very often these days that I get to pick up the scalpel and craft a design from paper so it’s always a real pleasure when I’m asked to make one for somebody.

The process starts with an idea, a theme or event that needs to be incorporated and then I get to have fun sketching and drawing a design before transferring it over to my computer to digitalise and add text. This design was to be a wedding gift and so it needed to incorporate the date, location and the bride and groom.

The wedding in question was a rather special one being held in Iceland at a beautiful church in the middle of nowhere.

Surrounded by hills of snow and beautiful landscapes. I knew I wanted to capture that so I opted for a black paper so the background could be white and look like the snowy background around the church.

I’ve also made sure all the important details like their names and the date are featured as well as two important locations.

There are some tiny details on the churches including their super mini crosses and windows.

I’m a big fan of mixing negative and positive cutting so most of the cut has been cut away leaving the design behind as an outline except for at the bottom where I have cut the names away leaving the paper in place.

And of course no wedding cut would be complete without a white sparkly glitter background. It conjures up images of snow and looks exactly like a snowy roof on the church to the right.

It was such a pleasure to cut this piece and even the horror of trying to frame it without any dust sneaking in didn’t stop me enjoying the process. I’m super pleased to see it looking beautiful at home with the new happy couple.