Monday, May 7, 2007

Why I Didn't "Make Anything Yesterday" for a While

Actually, it was a combination of designing and crafting invitations for a friend's wedding and helping John make his Capstone Portfolio look pretty!

Our friends' June wedding will take place at Copia, a wine and food center in Napa Valley in California. I wanted to come up with a unique invitation design that spoke to the wineries of Napa without actually implementing illustrations of wine bottles, grapes, etc.. To accomplish this, I employed cork paper - wonderfully crafted sheets of actual thinly sliced cork - and burgundy velvet ribbon to hint at the hue of red wine. I was inspired by a potential flower arrangement (chosen by the bride) containing chartreuse hydrangeas, and found that this color complimented both the decorative cork and rich velvet perfectly.

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