Post # 1
I was so excited to have my cousin design the invitation card for me. Four months passed by the design process is still…incomplete. With the current timeline, I doubt he can complete the cards by end of month. I just found out today. I cried tonight because he promised sth he couldn’t deliver….I don’t want to get into details but I am looking at alternatives as backup plan.
I know I can always order online, but I want to see if I can design the card myself and find some place to print. I am hoping I will still have time to use watercolor to draw the card and print it out somehow.
Anyone done this type of artwork before? Any ideas I can get this done or am I completely out of my mind?
Initially I was thinking 6×6 square invitation. But I m completely clueless as to how to get it done. Any idea or suggestions would be appreciated. If this sounds like mission impossible pleae let me kno too as I m just looking at options. Is designing the card and buy some nice quality paper and bring to printing shop the best way to go? Or any bees have better suggestion?
Post # 3
@lamkky: Do you have any paper stores nearby? Like Paper Source? That would be a great place to start. They do card making workshops a lot, but you can just talk to a salesperson to help get you started.
I had a watercolor painting reproduced for my invitations.
After having tried digital offset from a local printer and hating the results, I tried my home inkjet printer. It’s a pretty decent one and worked really nicely.
I also got a textured watercolor-like paper from a paper rep, but you can easily order online. The one I used was Sundance felt from a company called Neenah.
The left is from my printer (the proper version), and the right is from the digital printer. Blech!
Post # 4
I strongly recommend http://www.simplytoimpress.com, they handled our printing for the diy invites i spent weeks making. Quick shipping and Great customer service too! good luck!
Post # 5
I have never drawn my own design, but I can maybe offer some advice on the DIY process. I would maybe go somewhere that makes and prints them. If you want to do them yourself, there are many free ways to go as far as programs. Just Google invitation makers and download a free trial version. I bet they will have some great designs in there. And if you want to add your own water color design in, you can always make it, scan it, and plug it into the program as a graphic and use it that way.
I didn’t make my own invites (I used magnetstreet.com and they were amazing) but I am making my own ceremony programs. I used Microsoft Publisher. I was going to go have them printed somewhere, but I thought it would be best to print them out on my crappy $25 HP printer, lol. They are turning out fabulous! My programs I have to glue together with a stick in the middle because they are fan programs, so I figured instead of having one printed, put it together and see how it looks and then have to go back I’d just print my own. Once I added up the cost of cardstock paper and ink it came out to be slightly less money.