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 love this card. The colours really grab me – Rich Razzleberry and Taken with Teal. I’ve used the Scallop Edge punch along the right edge of the card and layered it with Taken with Teal cardstock to give the edge definition. I stamped the flowers from the Sale-a-bration stamp set, Happy Moments, in Staz On ink and then coloured in using my blender pens and ink pads. The flower stems are coloured with Certainly Celery.
Don’t you love the bow? The new Rich Razzleberry grosgrain ribbon is simply YUM! lol!
It is hard to see in the photograph, but I’ve stamped the oval stamp from Vintage Labels in Rich Razzleberry on the Large Oval punched layer and also in Taken with Teal on the Wide Oval punched layer. A subtle bit of stamping! Here is a close up:
This would be a great make-and-take card for a workshop!
I love the Sale-a-bration stamp set, Happy Moments! It is such a versatile stamp set – it’s a MUST HAVE! lol!
And how yummy is the upcoming new colour Rich Razzleberry with Sahara Sand? I love these colours together. I was inspired to make this card after seeing this gorgeous card on Splitcoaststampers here.
I stamped the present in Staz On black ink and then coloured it in with my blender pens using the Rich Razzleberry ink pad and my Old Olive ink pad. I think the textured Sahara Sand and paper piercing makes a great background for the present. The silver cord I’ve tied around the present is retired SU cord. The sentiment is from another super Sale-a-bration stamp set – Vintage Labels.
Have you got all the Sale-a-bration stamp sets yet? Do you want Happy Moments? Email me today with your order over $100 and you can have Happy Moments for FREE. Hurry though, Sale-a-bration ends on 31 March 2010.
These were some of the free gifts my guests received on Friday night at my Sale-a-bration & Summer Mini mystery hostess party. It was a great night and I’ll show you some more things we made and my other gift over the coming days.
This is such a cute idea and it was inspired by my upline, Joanna Wassens, here.
I’ve used the colours Pacific Point, Regal Rose and Pink Pirouette. The Regal Rose paper is the DSP available only to hostesses as a Level 1 hostess gift. I stamped the frame and sentiment from the Sale-a-bration stamp set, Vintage Labels.
My Uncles turned 60 on the weekend. They’re identical twins, so I made their cards similiar, but different!
This one I based on the Parisian Breeze DSP (retired). The colours I’ve used are Chocolate Chip, Sahara Sand, Baja Breeze and Whisper White.
And this one I based on the Outlaw DSP (retired). The colours I’ve used are Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa, Creamy Caramel, Sage Shadow and Very Vanilla.
On both cards I’ve stamped the “Happy Birthday” and frame around the number 60 from the Sale-a-bration stamp set, Vintage Labels. The “60” is from Best Friends Numbers (retired) and the beer mug is from Cheers to You. I finished off each card with a jumbo eyelet and linen thread.