Saturday 24 January 2009

I've been busy...honest!

Finished the wedding invites for a customer on Thursday.
I'm really pleased with the end result.
The CS is a good quality ivory linen from Southfield Stationers.
The ivory colour is very subtle. I don't really like cream, so this was just the ticket. It's much paler than cream and fitted the bill much better than the samples I put on here a couple of months ago.

Here's the main invitation.
The customer chose the font and layout. I had the task of transferring it to card. It took a while to get it all lined up and I wasted tons of card. It was well worth it though. I have kept the templates in Microsoft Publisher for future use.

Here's how it opens...

I used a slit punch from a Making Memories set. I couldn't use my SU punch, as I had to make a slit in the middle of the card. The customer wanted a RSVP card to fit in a pocket in the third fold. THAT took a bit of planning!! It was easy to accomplish though, once I sourced the envelopes to fit in the pocket.

I did the 'gold' by printing with the numbers 192,168,104. (This is the nearest you get to gold)! It worked really well.The evening invites were printed onto a straight A6 card with a 'gold' border all round. The same for the place cards. It was hard work, as anyone who's made a batch of invitations knows. The end result is worth it though! ;0)

Thanks for stopping by. Please let me know what you think. Comments are always appreciated.


Tracey said...

The wedding invites are stunning. Love the idea, the design the card and everything else about them.

Anonymous said...

i think these are sooo `exquisite` Viv...`Beautiful` cards....Fabulous idea..TFS:)~X~

Elaine said...

You're brave to tackle that big of a project. They came out very classy and are beautiful!

Natalie said...

These are beautiful Viv. x

Linda Crowder said...

These invites are just beautiful. They are really elegant with the gold on them. You can do so many things! Thanks for sharing. Linda Crowder Dallas TX USA

Handcrafted With Love said...

........ Absolutely stunning invitations Viv ..... I just hope that the bride to be realises just how much work went into these!
Hopefully i'll be able to see the invite for real tomorrow (Make a spare one Viv!) ;-))

Love Pam xx

Jackie said...

Superb in their simplicity, excellent design :o)
Jackie xx

Eve said...

viv they are lovely, you are one clever lady!!

Linda Crowder said...

These are really beautiful and they look so well done! You are truly a talented designer, but we KNEW that!