Invitation HELP/Opinions!!! PICS!

posted 3 years ago in DIY
Post # 3
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1090 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

@AllieANT:  these look amazing! We’re using wood in a lot of our decor too, but we chickened out on trying to use it in our invitations.

Would it be possible to layer the paper so there’s a different colored border around it, on top of the wood? You could also put that between the wood and the pocket, because the pocket kinda blends in with the wood. I think adding color as a contrast between the neutrals of the paper, pocket and wood would really make an impact.

I was also thinking, is it possible to tie a ribbon around the lace fabric spine? like take a long thin ribbon, glue it to the inside of the spine lengthwise, turn everything over and tie a neat bow around the outside of the spine?

 

Post # 6
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757 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@AllieANT:  I really like the bride and groom stamp (and I must say, you are very talented! These invites look awesome!) I just think it could be darker.  

Post # 8
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757 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@AllieANT:  I don’t totally object to the heart, but I think it might flow better if it wasn’t solid.  I found this stamp when making stuff for my wedding and I love it!

Obviously hand-drawing this detail would be insane, but maybe something with more detail?  I got this stamp for $2 at AC Moore! (it’s like 4″tall).  I’m not sure if this idea would work on wood- but what about embossing? I’ve done it on paper and card stock, but not wood.  Might be worth looking into?

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

Probably not even possible, but I think it would be really cute with something on the front like what you would carve into a tree, like initials in a heart with an arrow through it

Post # 11
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757 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@AllieANT:  Embossing is so easy! All it is, is a stamp with pigment ink (made for embossing).  Then you sprinkle a powder over the ink (kind of like applying glitter to white glue when we were kids!) and then using a heat tool (they make special emobsser heat tools that are about $20 or you can use a good hot hair dryer on a low setting) to seal it.  It makes this goregous raised glossy finish that looks awesome.  It makes a simple stamp look like a pro!

Post # 13
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1195 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@AllieANT:  Oh, I love the last heart with arrow!

Post # 14
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6204 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2013 - The Liberty House

@AllieANT:  That is exactly what I was talking about! Wow, that was really quick!

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

@AllieANT:  Beautiful!! I love the heart with the arrow! 😀 Perfect.

We’re getting married in the woods, and I wanted to do wooden invitations, but I couldn’t afford shipping them.. so we used textured woodgrain paper! Haha.

But these are amazing! Well done! 🙂

Post # 16
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478 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@AllieANT:  That looks great!! (The new arrow through heart motif). I do agree that the main invite is perhaps a little plain. I think a simple border around the edge of the paper would be all it needs to make it perfect. And you could maaaaybe incorporate that border onto the other pieces as well, RSVP etc. I love the RSVP card, and the envelopes. Very nice.

ETA maybe a double line border, reminiscent of your ‘RSVP’ font, if that makes sense.

 

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