Saturday, April 21, 2007

Wedding Invite Weekend!

I am getting married on September 29, 2007. My fiance, Ian (thats us on the side bar) proposed to me in Puerto Vallarta on my 30th birthday in November. As a stamper, I knew I would make my wedding invites and everything related to the wedding that I could. I am having a blast doing it!

Ian is off playing hockey in Edmonton at a company hockey tournament. I decide that this would be wedding invite weekend. (though I am taking a break to go to Scrapbookers Paradise members appreciation night tonight at 7pm)

There are the invites that I have been playing with over the last couple months. My color is Claret, SU! doesn't have a color that matches that red as it is more of a garnet color. Bravo Burgandy is too brown, Real Red is too cherry red so I decided that Cranberry Crisp was the closet and I really do love this color. I've added in So Saffron as an accent color. I've learned one thing - to design by envelope size as I'm not making a 100 envelopes as well! Our wedding theme is red roses and we are going for a very simple elegant look. I did CASE the roses with the cranberry and saffron from Emily at Stamping Stuff. She does amazing things with the Roses in Winter stamp set! She had used this color combo in a colour challenge at Splitcoaststampers which she titled Saffron Roses. It was CC104!

This pocket card is about 4 1/2 x 6 1/4 in size. I really like the pocket but Ian wasn't that crazy about it. I knew that it would be a bit time consuming to do 100 of theses as the layers are 1/16" layers and I would want to use my Perfect Layers tool to get them just right. Plus waste paper is an issue as it is such an irregular size and Cranberry Crisp only comes in 8 1/2 x 11.

I returned to a standard A2 card size. I used the Floral stamp on the background and the ticket corner punch on the stamped image. I liked the look and ease of this card but thought I should try my cuttlebug on the background.

Remember when the southwest corner punch was all the rage! Well it definitely doesn't go with the Divine Swirls Cuttlebug background. I wanted to try this corner so that I could see how it looked and I could pick what I like from the three A2 cards. I do like the bug embossed background so I thought I'd try the script background to tie into the word stamp.

This is it! Once I put the script background together with this stamped image. I knew this was the look I was after for my invites. I decided as much as I like the corner ticket punch from above with the brads I preferred the clean lines look with the standard brads in the corner.

Stamps: Roses in Winter set by Stampin' Up, Red Rose by Penny Black
Cardstock: All by Stampin' Up, Cranberry Crisp, So Saffron, Naturals Ivory
Ink: All by Stampin' Up, Cranberry Crisp, So Saffron, Mellow Moss
Accessories: silver brads, Stampin' Up Ivory Organdy ribbon


Tracy.H said...

These are all beautiful. I too like the last one. Wow, you are gonna be a busy girl ;0) but soooo worth it in the end!! Hope you have a fun weekend build'n invites. :0)

emilymomto3boys said...

Oh gosh, they are all so pretty!! Great job with the roses!

Julie Mutch said...

I really like the invitation that you chose to make. It's really beautiful. They all are, but I agree, this one is the one! :) Have a wonderful day! My anniversary is a week after your wedding date, 12 years for me though...Oh, and I'm only 2 years older than you! lol :) Yup, I got married young!