Post # 1
We want something simple for our invites and thinking we like a symbol of an oak tree or similar. Simple, little rustic. I have zero experience doing this on the computer but thought I could do something totally simple on Word or Gimp (like photoshop) although no idea how to do it.
We are going to probably print out on cream cardstock, and place on brown cardstock…or something around the lines of Kraft paper…and twine.
I would like to have our invites on the smaller side, horizontal preffered…5×7 or smaller finished size. Maybe a banner , or something I am not sure.
Has anyone seen a simple template? We are not doing anything fancy like letterpress 🙁 But, either black on lighter kraft coloured cardstock or black or colour on cream cardstock…
We like these ideas…
I will need an invite, reception details card (since at other venue). I think we might do all rsvps online, as well as maps online etc.
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Post # 3
Have you considered hand stamping the design yourself?
Post # 4
Have you done a search through google or yahoo images? just a thought…
I love your oaktree idea! My maiden name means Oaktree and I wear a locket with an oaktree on it. Best of luck!
Post # 5
I wanted to do this for my invites, so I just bought a stamp and some green ink from Micheal’s and hand stamped each of the invites. I ended up using a vine design instead, but I saw plenty of oaktree stamps there too. And there are lots of nice ones on Etsy and E-bay for sale.
Post # 6
If you’re really good with Photoshop (or even half-way good), you could get Photoshop brushes (just google “photoshop tree brushes”) and make your own.
You could also google “oak tree clip art”. Otherwise, I’d go with using stamps.
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@Valhalla: I think this is what I might do. Do you have any pics of how you did yours with the stamp? Did you just do it on cardstock? Iheard some types might be too rough for stamps…but my lack of photoshop skills…I don’t know how to place things evenly on the page, etc….this might work out better.
Post # 9
Hi! I think we have very similar tastes in invites as I LOVE all the ones you posted. The one above is my protype. The #1 BEST thing I did was learn to emboss. Not that it’s hard or anything, but I was really scared to try it. Turns out there is nothing to it!
That tree is a rubber stamp from Michaels or here. Then I simply printed my invites using a neat font from font101.com, stamped the tree, generously put embossing powder on it and used a heat tool ($20 @ Hobby Lobby) until it turned shiny (seconds!)
Since the pic is so grainy you should know the paper is a wood-grain texture. The tree is raised and shiny but everything else looks like it’s bleed into the wood grain. You could easily alter this design w/o a pocketfold too!
Post # 9
Sorry for the double post. BTW- We’re also planning on putting these in recycled kraft brown envelopes, too funny! We were going to do twine or raffia but I decided to just keep it simple.