Time passes in a flash.
Today marks the one month mark from our wedding. Considering that Cent popped the question on March 1, 2008, the momentous occasion has been a long time coming. I kind of can’t believe that it’s almost here, but it is! I picked up my dress last week from the alterations lady, all the invitations have been sent out and the last of the RSVPs are trickling in, and work has started on the escort cards. Yeeeeeeeee! So exciting. Lots to do, but each and every little step makes it more real.
Here are the insides of the invitations.
The invitation section was printed using an InkJet printer on Stardream Metallic paper – Champagne color – from Paper and More. I learned this trick from a lady at Paper Source that if you print on Stardream Metallic paper using an InkJet printer, it won’t dry. That’s when I got the idea to emboss!
After feeding each sheet of paper into the printer, my sister and I sprinkled clear embossing powder and shot it with a heat gun. Voila raised lettering!
I was so excited to find a way to get raised lettering without going the letterpress or engraving route. Plus I wanted to do these invitations myself. It worked!
Finally the inserts. These were printed on Champagne colored Stardream Metallic Cardstock from Paper and More using a color laser printer.
To save paper, I printed front and back. That’s right I painstakingly stood in front of the printer to feed each side.
Here’s the reception card, single-sided, as well as the RSVP card. I drew the little icons in Illustrator. My icon for chicken? A drumstick, love it!
I’m really pleased with how these turned out. It was totally worth the self-inflicted sweatshop! Thanks to my sister, Stephanie, for all her help!
All these photos were taken using my trusty point & shoot camera.