paper flourishes

last week’s past & present was such a treat for me because i’ve been obsessing over flourish artwork lately. so i was happy to hear from ann martin at all things paper about this beautiful marriage certificate (with calligraphy and pen flourishes by carole foster) to which she added paper filigree. i love the idea of paper acting as the flourish on the page, and it brings such a nice 3d element to the certificate, which can be sort of a dull document unless you spruce it up some. click here to check out more of anne’s work and her other sources of paper inspiration.

  1. I just love the 3-d effect created by these extra embellishments. Gorgeous!
    XO Piper

  2. ASH says:

    love the design and 3D effect! The black makes it look so sophisticated. I want one for myself!

  3. WeddingXpert says:

    I’m always looking for that little something extra that will make stationary stand out from the others, and this is perfect! It’s a save the date: 3D.

  4. Jennifer says:

    Quilling looks like something I definitely want to try out.

    That marriage certificate looks gorgeous!

  5. What a novel idea! This brings back memories too of my Aunt doing this kind of paperwork for art projects. Although, this looks much more sophisticated.

  6. kelly says:

    Quilling can be a lot of fun. I tend to go for the bright colors and whimsical shapes, but I just love the simplicity of this black on white – just gorgeous.

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