Sunday, September 5, 2010

Grand Opening Invitation

I love this layout for invitations.  It leaves enough room for the information and design.

I was asked to make invitations for an Open House of a new design showroom.  The owner's business cards are a combination of black and different shades of green, so the color scheme of the invitation that uses Basic Black and Very Vanilla Cardstock, Old Olive ink and ribbon was just perfect.  I stamped the large leaf before I embossed it with the Square Lattice Embossing Folder for added texture and dimension.

When I am making a large number of one type of card or invitation I usually work in steps. I needed 150 invitations so first I printed the words on the cardstock, getting three invitations on one 8 1/2" x 11" piece of Very Vanilla Cardstock.  Next I cut all of the Very Vanilla cardstock to 8 1/2" x 3 1/2".   I then stamped the large leaf on all of them, and ran each one through my Big Shot (I was able to run 3 at a time) using the Lattice Square folder.  I then cut all of my ribbon to size and adhered it to the invitation using Snail Adhesive.  I then cut my Basic Black cardstock to 8 3/4" x 3 3/4", getting two cuts from an 8 1/2" x 11" piece of cardstock.  The last step was placing the finished invitation on top of the Basic Black and again I used my snail adhesive. 

To make the invitation I used the following:
Cardstock:  Basic Black #121045, Very Vanilla #101650
Ink:  Old Olive #102277
Ribbon:  Old Olive 5/8" Grosgrain #109054
Stamp Set:  Paradise #113778
Accessories:  Big Shot Die Cut Machine #113439, Square Lattice Embossing Folder #119976, Snail Adhesive #104332

1 comment:

CRYSTAL said...

You did a FABULOUS job with this...love how it has a very clean and business-like design, but is just soooo...nice! It's a cut above other out there, I'm SURE!! tfs :)