Post # 1
so I bought the 5×7 pocket/sleeve/pochette. whatever they are called, bought this pretty scalloped edge card for the directions and accomodations, I did a template for the invitation now am trying to decide do I print and them stamp and emboss a pretty scroll design or do I just have a pretty invite made into pdf so I can just have printed?
I like the idea of the texture on the card with the embossing but the pdf sounds so much easier.. what do you recommend? Can anyone who has embossed a design tell me how it was and how long it took?
Post # 3
People do embossing a lot. How many invites are you talking about? I just printed mine off….i didn’t have the energy to emboss a million invites. Looking back, part of me goes yeah it would have been nice to come up with fancier stuff, but with so many people RSVPing no, I decided to save my creative energy and time for things AT the wedding that I will see, that people will come up to me and go "OMG i love your programs!" and there will be pictures of, etc. I did simple black print on champagne metallic cardstock at Office Depot for 9 cents a page. I printed 2 per page and they went into metallic envelopes, the A9 kind so I could use standard Forever stamps. Then I laid metallic vellum over them, punched 2 holes in the top, and tied champagne and pink ribbons through them. They weren’t really "metallic" but more shimmery. Turned out lovely but simple. I’m really going all out on programs and cocktail menus though.
I’m using my regular ole inkjet printer for the paper (the cardstock was heavy and needed the heavy duty pro printer) but I’m using Krylon Preserve It! to keep it from running. It dries faster, is clear (on my champagne paper…on my white coasters i notice it tinges it a little bit) and it makes them water-resistant so sweaty hands don’t smudge the ink up.
I didn’t have RSVP cards or anything extra, but I LOVE LOVE LOVE the pocket sleeves. Print one and see how the quality comes out. I recommend using a Bold font for everything. It came out much clearer on the paper I used.
Post # 4
need 65. will print 70 to be safe. I just did an alchemy request on Etsy and the sample designs I am getting look great.