Post # 1
I’ve been looking far and wide for thick linen ivory cardstock and haven’t been able to find any. Bees have recommended going with a THICK (100 lb) RSVP card weight and they just don’t have any linen in that weight. But I would lover to have it for my invite.
Is it okay if I have a cream linen on my invite and a SMOOTH THICK cream that is not exactly the same shade as my linen for my RSVP Card? Is that tacky? I think I’d notice. I would do a map card in the same as the RSVP card. I can’t change the color of the RSVP cards because the accent colors are both very dark.
(As an alternative, I found a metallic cream that will do for both, but I don’t like the look as much as the ivory linen, because I have a metallic accent and a metallic envelope).
Honest opinions, please 🙂 It won’t hurt my feelings.
Post # 3
It’s sort of hard to know without knowing what style invitations you’re doing – is the RSVP going to be clearly seen against other cardstock? or tucked away in a pocketfold? Either way, it’s going to be noticeable… you might want to make a mock-up and see how it looks together to decide if you’re ok with it or not.
Post # 4
If you don’t match exactly, i’d do something obviously different, like a totally different color or pattern. I would notice and think it was weird otherwise. But, it wouldn’t stick with me. Nobody you know is going to harbor secret RSVP card color resentment for the rest of your life 🙂
Post # 5
Obviously intentionally different, or same type of paper. It sounds like you’re going with formal (or at least semi-formal) invites, so… matching.