Made my Invite Prototype over the weekend!

posted 3 years ago in Paper
Post # 3
Hostess
9892 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

@chronicwhimsy:  they’re neat!  What are the leaves?

It looks like you’re using a thicker ink, I would recommend tapping it off on another piece of paper to get rid of some of the excess so you get a more consistent stamp on the invitations – they’ll all look more like the top corner than the bottom that way and think the one on top looks perfect!

Post # 5
Hostess
9892 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

@chronicwhimsy:  I do a lot of stamping – it definitely takes practice, especially with the ‘goopy’ inks. 

I find having the scrap piece so you ink up, jus tap it off on the scrap, and then stamp on the good card works well 🙂

Also – be careful because it can sometimes take a while to dry depending on the ink so you want to make sure you have lots of room to lie them flat to dry (or hit them with a hair dryer).  I made that mistake once and stacked cards too soon and they stuck together and the ink smudged and it was awful!

Post # 6
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525 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2014

@chronicwhimsy:  I actually like how the upper corner seems more faded in spots! Maybe since that was the second stamping you should just stamp another piece of paper first and then stamp the invitations – may use a bit more ink but it’d likely work out.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

Have you come across embossing powder? It helps make your ink look awesome and upraises it a bit. It comes in whatever colour you like and so long as your stamp ink stays wet for a little bit of time you can use it on whatever stamping project you’ve got. If you google it you’ll come up with videos that probably show using a heat gun, but so long as you have a non-open flame stove and you move your card around you can just use a stove element on the back of your card to get a good effect.

Post # 11
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2052 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

@chronicwhimsy:  I think they’re lovely, and perfect for an October wedding! 🙂

Post # 13
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3044 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2016

@chronicwhimsy:  if you have a griddle for the top, or a really wide fry pan that might work. You just need to heat up the powder to melt it without burning your paper!

Post # 14
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1333 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

@chronicwhimsy:  those look like “skeleton leaves” to me, so if you can’t find those ones, search for that term online. You cam buy all sorts of species and such.

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