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!
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 …
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.