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« on: April 29, 2008 06:07:37 PM »

I was inspired by these invites I saw on theknot.com
http://media.theknot.com/ImageStage/Objects/0003/0014905/large_image.jpg

So I made my own version.

http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s205/mishymishy33/invites001.jpg
http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s205/mishymishy33/inviteblur3.jpg
http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s205/mishymishy33/invites004.jpg
http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s205/mishymishy33/inviteblur5.jpg
http://i153.photobucket.com/albums/s205/mishymishy33/invites006.jpg
(the last page will be a stamped postcard that the can cut off and drop in the mail. There is a "cut along the dotted line" along the top)

This was my sample to see if I could really make it. I'm not using the orange ribbon, thats just what I had laying around.  Tongue My colors are ivory and black, so I had been planning on using the ivory for the pages, then black cardstock for the front and back covers and an ivory ribbon to tie together. I'm also planning on decorating the bottom of the front cover with this embosser punch thingy.

http://63.210.199.180/13/14/1/131416.jpg.fpx?qlt=80&wid=265&cvt=jpeg
What do you guys think? Im also thinking of keeping all the pages the same color and using a black ribbon. Would that look better? Any other suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks craftsters!!!
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« Reply #1 on: April 29, 2008 06:31:33 PM »

ooohh these look lovely already... I love your embossing stamp!

I think the ivory ribbon with the black cardstock on the outside would look very clean and sophisticated. Good job so far
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« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2008 06:54:23 PM »

they look great, I love how you've set everything out.
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« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2008 08:05:48 PM »

That's one of the best looking invations I've ever seen!  your color pallete sounds tres chic, and the embossing stamp is a very nice touch.
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« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2008 03:48:54 PM »

Thank you all for your very kind words Smiley It's very encouraging!  Kiss Kiss


What do you guys think of new option # 3?

Ivory pages, monogram on top cover, black cardstock on back page slightly bigger than ivory pages (so the ivory would have a black border) and the embossing on the bottom (on the black cardstock)?  Is it hard to emboss cardstock?
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« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2008 04:56:28 PM »

that sounds like a lovely idea  Wink Grin I really like the black on the back with the embossing

maybe you should do a vegas theme monogram and tacky them up hehehe
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« Reply #6 on: April 30, 2008 07:13:05 PM »

Embossing on card stock isn't hard PER SE...It just has to be done carefully, the "rub" lines show more so use a big stylus.  Other than that I think the black at the back sounds great.  really creative!  if I ever get hitched...I may just have to steal the idea  Cheesy
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« Reply #7 on: April 30, 2008 07:24:31 PM »

that embosser punch is so pretty.  i like your font, too... can't wait to see the finished product Cheesy
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« Reply #8 on: April 30, 2008 07:32:35 PM »

Kiki, I will take the vegas image thingy into consideration  Wink

These invites are my wedding obsession du jour  Roll Eyes So I made some samples. I know. Obsessed. Im having trouble trying to get the embosser to look "seamless" but I'm trying.

Option A:
Black front and back, ivory ribbon



Option B:
Black front only, ivory ribbon


Option C: (I was too lazy to blur my info, no one stalk me please  Roll Eyes
No front cover, black back and ribbon


Option D:
Ivory front, black ribbon with monogram (I wont be using that monogram, I just wanted to get an idea of how it would look)


Option E: Slightly larger back with monogram and black ribbon. I kind of hate this one.
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« Reply #9 on: April 30, 2008 07:53:21 PM »

I like the overall look of your invites however I would make these suggestions ... While I like the font as the monogram I find it too busy for the actual invite. I would try a couple more samples on dafont.com ... they have lots of easy to download free fonts. The ribbon ... I kinda liked the splash of color with the orange ... but the knot in the little bows makes it look a little like last season ... seasons ago. You might want to try a wider ribbon that is sheer and instead of tying it there is another way to place it that fills the holes better and gives it a much more elegant look.
Option A looks the most complete to me but the black could use something more ... have you ever done powder embossing? It's really easy and you could pick an image or your initials and emboss with the powder. Or you could incorporate a nice photo of you both in black and white ... just my thoughts ...

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