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My very special wedding acceptance

To make a wedding acceptance card is easy, right?  Well, when you’ve made the invitations, I found it a real challenge!  In the end, I decided to take the wedding invitation idea one step further … and use one of my new favourite colour combos with a vintage look. 

This is what I made for the wedding acceptance …

So I used the colours Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake and Blushing Bride.  I sponged Crumb Cake ink over the Vintage Wallpaper embossed image.  Then I stamped the Together Forever in Crumb Cake and kissed it just right using my Stamp-a-ma-jig with the flourish from Baroque Motifs with Blushing Bride ink.  A couple of pearls, a bit of Very Vanilla textured cardstock and some non-SU lace and I had finished!

Of course, I embossed the Very Vanilla SU envelope with the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder too.

Thanks for looking 🙂

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A very special wedding invitation

It’s sad to come to the end of this wedding invitation journey (and they did take a literal journey from Sydney to Canberra a few weekends ago so my sister could see them) but at the same time, it’s thrilling!  A very special wedding is around the corner for our family in Canberra …

And so, this is the final wedding invitation and you might notice, there is no taffeta ribbon!  It was replaced with the gorgeous SU white satin ribbon 🙂

This is a close up of the punched layers with the Baroque Motifs stamped with a touch of pink over the Together Forever stamped in Basic Grey.  I used my trusty stamp-a-ma-jig to make sure that the swirl and Together Forever kissed in all the right places, lol!

And this is what ninety true-blue wedding invitations look like …

Of course, wedding invitations must be posted!  And so, I embossed SU’s whisper white envelopes with the Vintage Wallpaper embossing folder … and this is what they looked like all stamped and labelled before posting …

Now, you may have thought the journey has come to an end, but no!  I still must show you my acceptance card.  So come back again tomorrow, lol!

Thanks for looking 🙂

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 🙂

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 🙂

The wedding invitation with a touch of pink

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!

Thanks for looking 🙂

The wedding invitation’s Together Forever journey

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 …

Thanks for looking 🙂