Monday, 25 February 2013

Wedding Guest Book Part 1


I mentioned earlier that I'd made the place cards for my niece's wedding.  If you missed it you can find that post here.  Today I have for you the start of the Guest Book I also made. Just a reminder that my niece and her husband are MAD Collingwood fans, so it had to be Black and White.  No other colours, just black and white.  It was soooo hard to do, I would have loved to have added splashes of colour here and there.  But by the time I was finished I really loved the black and white, it was so elegant and classy.

I think the front cover was my favourite page.  I scraped some black paint over the textured white cardstock to act as a matt for the photo. I LOVE this photo of my niece and nephew-in-law. I tried to keep the focus on the photo by keeping the rest of the page fairly simple.

The flower is made using some of our new filter paper and is very soft and pretty.

I made the book as a combination mini album/guest book, so every second page had photos of the happy couple together. The pages had to be pretty, but also stand up to around 140 people handling the book in a very short period of time.

I used some rhinestones as embellishments, but I was mindful that they might have gotten in the way of people trying to write on the opposing pages.

I converted all of the photos to black and white to stick with the theme.  I sanded around each of them to help them pop out from the background.

I heat embossed the flourishes on this page to give the book some lovely texture.

Most of the products I used to make the album are from Stampin' Up!, both current and retired.

Please come back in a couple of days to see the rest of the album.

Bye for now,


1 comment:

  1. Wow that looks stunning. What a beautiful cover - love the paint on the textured card, and love the sanded photo edges too.


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