Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Bridal Shower Invitation

A friend asked me to make invitations for a couples bridal shower that were clean and simple, not too many layers, no bows or extra embellishments, and not a standard card size. When I saw the champagne glass stamp in the Cheers to You stamp set I knew it was exactly what she wanted. Just a little something stamped on the invitation to represent the celebration that was going to take place. Since I had already made the brides Save The Dates, I knew her color scheme was vanilla, gray, and gold so I used these same colors for the invitation.

I used my computer to print the wording, cut it and layered it onto a piece of Basic Gray cardstock, stamped my Champagne glasses and then painted them using Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint. My friend was pleased with the results and I wish you could see the invitations in person because even though they are so simple in design, the shimmer paint makes the champagne sparkle and stand out.

Tip of the day:
When making any type of invitation if you are not using the standard card size of 5 1/2" x 4 1/4" check out the availability of getting envelopes in the size of the invitation you will be making. I wanted to use ivory envelopes so for this invitation I made the gray layer a little larger so it would fit nicely into a 8 3/4" x 3 3/4" envelope that I knew I could purchase locally in the size and color needed.

To make this invitation I used the following:
Cardstock: Basic Gray #108692, Very Vanilla #101650
Ink: Basic Black #101179
Stamp Set: Cheers to You #114944
Embellishment: Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint #116806 (Holiday Mini Catalog). The Shimmer Paint will be carried over to the new 2010-2011 Idea Book & Catalog.

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