I wanted to make sure Cath had a few different cards similar to the cards she had originally pointed out as her favourites. So the next invitation was based on this card – a card she’d also picked out. It’s quite different, and I altered the card to suit her colours, as you can see:
I kept the “Together Forever” from the stamp set Together Forever (retired) and I kept the square from Baroque Motifs, layering it with vellum and added a few more pearls. Love pearls!
I had to get a little creative with the ribbon on this card, as I was on my last threads of white taffeta and needed to order more!!
But what I loved about this card the most was the Shimmer paper embossed with the Perfect Polka Dot Embossing Folder using the Big Shot. It really adds a class to this mock invitation. And as it wasn’t chosen, I think this card will make a beautiful wedding card for a friend in the future 🙂
Tomorrow, you can see the wedding invitation that is the final inspiration …
After the last invitation, Cath wanted to see what it would look like with a softer pink look. So I ditched the Basic Grey layer from the middle panel and replaced it with Pink Pirouette.
Now as I didn’t have any Pink Pirouette ribbon except this lovely thick retired ribbon – I used it anyway, just so Cath could see the differences between the Pretty In Pink and Pink Pirouette. Of course, I was sure to let Cath know I couldn’t replicate this gorgeous ribbon because it’s now retired 😦
So the next leg of my sister’s wedding invitation journey was to add a touch of pink.
I used the basis of the last invitation – the Baroque Motifs card opening in the middle, and I firstly changed the ribbon to Pretty in Pink taffeta ribbon. And I also used Stampin’ Up!’s gorgeous shimmer paper.
Next I stamped the square image from Baroque Motifs in Pretty in Pink and then layered it with vellum stamped with “Together Forever” from Together Forever (retired) in Basic Grey. And I added lots more pearls!
And as Cath lives in Canberra and at this point in the creation stage, had not seen any of the cards, except via the photos you are now seeing, I also took pictures of the card open and standing so she could see the space for the actual invitation “to be” inside. So, this is open …
And standing …
Tomorrow I have another mock wedding invitation with even more pink!
The next mock invitation I made introduced the “Together Forever” stamp from the stamp set Together Forever (retired). And we ended up with a winner there – as “Together Forever” is used on the final wedding invitation. We also tried a different way of opening the card – this one opened in the middle.
I stamped the Baroque Motifs in versamark random over the Whisper White cardstock and then I embossed it with silver embossing powder. For this card, I also added a subtle “Mr and Mrs” on the front panel which was stamped in versamark, then heated with Heat & Stick powder, and then heated again with Dazzling Diamonds.
I punched the scallop square out of vellum and layered it over a very subtle “&” from Together Forever.
Two pearls added a touch of class and a white taffeta ribbon and bow tied it all together.
Again, I will be back again tomorrow with the next mock invitation …
So the next step on the journey to find the perfect wedding invitation was to introduce En Francais. And I turned to the colours of Basic Grey and Whisper White.
Now, Cath had told me she liked this card. So I mocked up something similar in her colours, but a little less busy. I stamped the Baroque Motifs flourish in versamark on vellum paper and then embossed it with silver embossing powder – now that is tricky! The embossing powder melts lovely, but the vellum paper isn’t a fan of too much heat! I then layered the vellum over a stamped background of En Francais.
For the “You’re Invited” stamped in Basic Grey from Sincere Saluations, I decided to try a different combination of punches for the layering of the Basic Grey cardstock. I used the scallop circle punch and two scallop oval punches. This was a winner, as the way I layered the punches is used on the final wedding invitation – although not with this sentiment.
Then I added a touch of white tafetta ribbon and some pearls.
Tune in tomorrow for the next leg of the wedding invitation’s journey …
I have a beautiful sister who is getting married in Canberra on the first weekend in December … and she asked me to make her wedding invitations. Truly a privilege 🙂
Anyway, I thought I would share with you the journey we had together in coming to a final design for her wedding invitation. We had to be creative even in reaching a decision as Cath lives in Canberra and I live in Sydney. So here goes!
We began with a colour scheme – hers being grey and pink. Then I emailed her a few pictures of wedding cards on my blog, and some from the ever-reliable www.splitcoaststampers.com. These cards gave her ideas on stamp sets and sizes. She emailed me a few of her favourite stamp sets and from there I mocked up a first sample inviation. Now, as silver is very close to grey and silver paper has such a lovely shimmer, the first invitation was in silver.
I started with a narrow card with a band. The base was silver cardstock and I layered it with Whisper White on which I’d stamped in Versamark the gorgeous flourish from the Baroque Motifs stamp set. Then I embossed the flourish with silver embossing powder.
The band was made with a strip of Whisper White textured cardstock and then layered with two Curvy Label punched out pieces, Scallop Cirle punched with silver cardstock and Wide Oval. I stamped the a corner from a Vintage Labels (retired) stamp in Melon Mambo and then lastly added two pearls.
I made this box as a hostess gift for a lovely new customer for the first workshop she hosted in her home.
I used the Fancy Favor Big XL die and cut out Crumb Cake cardstock using the Big Shot. Then I rolled Scribble in Whisper White craft ink along the bottom of the box.
Next I punched out Chocolate Chip cardstock with the Fancy Flower punch (currently not available at the date of blog post). Then I layered it with the ‘For You Flower’ which I had stamped in Real Red ink and coloured the “for you” with my Chocolate Chip marker pen. Then I punched it out with the 1 3/8″ circle punch and added a Rhinestone brad.
The last touch was to add the striped Riding Hood Red grosgrain ribbon (retired) and tie it together at the top with 1/4″ chocolate chip grosgrain ribbon (retired).