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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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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 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 🙂

The wedding invitation’s En Francais journey

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 …

Thanks for looking 🙂

Friends 24-7 Mock-up wedding invitation

This is one of the wedding invitations that I mocked together for my lovely bride-friend. 

It was simple and elegant – Chocolate Chip cardstock, with a Very Vanilla textured cardstock band.  I’d printed the couple’s names through my printer and then punched them out with my Curvy Label punch.  I stamped off the damask from Friends-24-7 and stamped a teeny bit of it in the corner.

Then I had made little tags of information, again punching out with my Curvy Label punch using Very Vanilla textured cardstock and Whisper White.  I made little pockets that the tags of information could slide into and used my Scallop Edge punch for one edge.  Then I sponged the edge in Chocolate Chip ink and stamped the damask from Friends 24-7.

Here is a close up:

Brie wasn’t able to organise the kind of invites that she wanted in time and therefore she didn’t end up using this design, but it sure was fun making it!

Thanks for looking 🙂