Tuesday, 28 February 2017

Aussie Chinese Wedding

We went to a wedding recently and it was a lovely combined Australian/Chinese celebration. It was very hot and the groom fainted due to the heat. Thankfully he recovered very quickly and was whisking his beautiful bride across the dance floor just a few hours later.

In Chinese culture it is traditional to give a red envelope with cash for the wedding gift. So in keeping with this and adding my own little twist I tried to come up with something special for the happy couple they could use as a keepsake later on.

I have been dabbling my hand at digitizing machine embroidery and designed an embroidered red satin envelope made completely in the hoop with no raw edges inside. For the couples privacy I have blurred out their names.The Love symbol is not mine but came from http://www.mygardened.com/. The satin fabric with gold embroidery is beautiful but unfortunately I could not get it to show up very well in the photos.

Embroidered Satin envelope front

Chinese red satin embroidered envelope bac

I also made the card with some plain white card and an embossing folder. Glued on some pretty rhinestones and finished with ribbon and cute FSL ( free standing lace) hearts from http://www.cathydefrance.com.

Wedding card with FSL hearts

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