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The wedding invitation’s inspiring journey nears end

And now we draw near to the end of the creation stage of my sister’s wedding invitation journey. 

In the wee hours, while the house slept and my eyes began to sag, I made one last invitation that wasn’t anything like what Cath had asked for, except that it had a touch of the “Together Forever” and the colours – Basic Grey and Pretty in Pink.  I had a new embossing folder from my latest Stampin’ Up! order and it called out to me, lol!

And so I used my Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder with my Big Shot and made this card.  I kept the Baroque Motifs square stamped in Pretty in Pink, and I layered it with vellum punched with the scallop square punch and stamped with the faithful “Together Forever”.  Of course, there were the pearls as well.

And I used my last snippets of white taffeta ribbon, though you’ll have to trust me on that because you can’t see behind the middle panel, lol!

This was the card that caught Cath by surprise.  And we altered it to blend the ideas she liked as well to create her very own handmade wedding invitation.  Here are some of the ideas that came together …

The first was the idea of the way I layered the scallop circle punch with the scallop oval punch.  So I made a mock invitation with that layering and the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder.

Cath kept telling me how much she really liked the flourish from Baroque Motifs, but we couldn’t see how to add it with the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder because both together would be too busy.  Then I had an idea, and I added a touch of pink with Baroque Motifs like this … 

Next Cath wanted to added a panel underneath this punched layering of Together Forever.  So this was the next design, first with the last scraps of my white taffeta ribbon …

And lastly with a touch of pink …

Cath and Steve made their decision!  But, you’ll have to check back tomorrow to see the end of wedding invitation’s journey and enjoy all its glory!

Can you pick the design/colours they chose?

Thanks for looking 🙂

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The wedding invitation takes a fresh turn

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 …

Thanks for looking 🙂

The wedding invitation with a touch more pink

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 😦

Thanks for looking 🙂