Thursday, September 20, 2007

Ahhh...the invitations are done!

I saw this beautiful card at Inksicles and grabbed the idea! I thought it would be perfect for the 50th wedding anniversary invitations. I used a very large background stamp that was from dots, I think, with gold ink. I made the "50" out of that kids' craft foam to create my own stamp and then I embossed that in gold, using versarmark ink. I dry embossed the circle with a chipboard circle that I cut out, and then I added "years" with a gold pen. I did a little foil glue and foil on one of the leaves just to add some glitz. I like that! The glitter wasn't a very good idea. I found a can of spray glitter that I thought would be perfect...and it does look pretty, but it's not very "stuck". You can rub the card and have a handful of sparkles. Bummer!!!




This one is to show the glitter. I like the look...just wish it stuck better!!! And the bows ended up not sticking (as you can see that it is falling off in this picture), so I ended up threading some gold wire through it and securing it.



And here's the inside of the card. I printed Mom and Dad's wedding picture on vellum as somebody suggested. I printed out the invitations on the computer first, so the date shows through. I think that looks great too! I secured the vellum on the bottom with a creased area, glue, and the ribbon through the holes. Then I secured the top of the vellum with two glue dots. They work so well.


Here's a close up of Mom and Dad 50 years ago. I made about 35 or 40 of these invitations and I can tell you I'm so glad to be done. I still need to address the envelopes and get them to the post office. Yikes! Time is flying!


We did go to Seaside for a couple of days and enjoyed some time goofing off. We had fantastic weather, but it didn't help getting anything done. And I have over 1,000 blogs to catch up on now!!! You can guess what I'll be doing in my spare time!

10 comments:

Jovita said...

Gorgeous... I love the wedding photo of your parents printed on the vellum. ~ Jovi

Heather P. said...

Wow, great invitation!

DEBBY said...

WOW!!Fabulous job!!Love how you made the picture with PS I guess .It's beautiful.The outside looks fantastic as well.

Cindyg said...

Oh My! The invitations are AMAZING!!! You could start a business making these!

Heidi said...

Very Beautiful!! You did a wonderful job on these!! I also love the photo!!
Smiles~
Heidi

Beth said...

Those are fabulous! The photo is such a clever idea and I love the elegant style of this. What a great job you did improvising the "50" stamp and the dry emboss template- you're a clever gal!

Shelly said...

These are just stunning! I should push my jaw back up to my mouth now!! Excellent job!

Beth said...

Wow, what a beautiful invitation. Very unique.

Fe-Fe said...

That's so beautiful. Have you tried spraying over the glitter with hairspray (the cheaper the better!) that can help to keep the glitter on. Just make sure it's a fine spray and don't spray to close! Hope that helps.

Joy said...

Denise, you won a bottle of glimmer mist! :) Please e-mail me at joyofstamping@gmail.com so that I can get your address! :)