Post # 1
I’m planning on doing our invites myself, and I really want a quatrefoil shape on them
The one on the right. I can’t find it anywhere though, and I think the best way to get what I want is to have it made. Boxcar seems to be the best place to get a custom plate made, although they are for Letterpress. It sounds like I can use the L Letterpress kit with my cuttlebug if I wanted to letterpress, but all I want is to emboss. Do I need to buy the kit AND a custom plate?
(And if someone knows how to make one myself on a Cricut or find exactly that shape premade that would be awesome)
Post # 3
@MaryRachel: Hey girl! I had custom plates made by boxpress and letterpressed my save the dates.
You can letterpress with no ink and that will give yout the depressed look (blind embossing). If you want to do that you need to have the custom plate made. It is cheap under $40 but you have to illustrate it yourself in illustrator or a program like that! Also there are sepcific requirements for the file so read about that on boxcars website.
An alternative is I found this embossing plate but it is repeating quatrefoils and not just one. Hope this helps!
Post # 4
@nikbee: How fun! I thought about letterpressing the actual text for the invites, but that sounded potentially overly complicated. I’m hoping I can buy the plates without buying the actual letterpress kit but I can’t find out if it will work or not. Did you find it difficult at all?
I’m being totally ridiculous about my shape–its repeated at the church and the ceremony, so I’m really hoping it will look just like that (I think I can actually get the image file and I do have a close friend who’s a designer, so I can get the illustrator file easily. I want large ones–I actually found one at Joann too, but it’s too small so it ends up looking funny. I figured it makes more sense to spend a little more money and get what I want than keep dropping $20 on stuff that isn’t quite it!