I've been putting off doing the invites for my wedding for ages because I had no idea what to do, but I finally finished my degree this week and so I no longer had a reason to procrastinate. I've come up with a few potential invites and I would love to hear what you all think.
This first photo is of a card I made for a congratulations card for a friend who is getting married very soon, and I really liked it and it inspired me to change the original design of my invites. I cut the design out of the card stock and glued fabric behind.
My fiancé doesn't want them to be too girly (and I agree), so here is my less girly version using a 1930s map:
Another possible invite, this time with a put out of Australia (my fiancé is Australian) made out of a map of England (I'm English), but I don't think it is wedding-y enough. What do you think?
Here are the envelopes. I made them out of maps, one is a 1930s Ordnance Survey map of East Anglia and another one is a modern road map of South West England and Wales. I made the template for them myself.
No matter how hard I try I seem to get blobs of glue on the card, anyway I can prevent this? I might by some different glue, what do you advise?
Please tell me your opinions and ways in which I can improve them (I am a complete card making novice)Edit:
I forgot to say what kind of wedding it as, and taht will effect the invites. It is a small (around 30 guests) wedding and will be as informal and relaxed as we can possibly make it.
I also forgot to say that the cards are A6 size and the wording will be A5 and so on both sides when you open it up (hope that makes sense...).
Thanks so much for the comments so far, I really appreciate them and will take it all into account.