This month’s theme is “life changing events.” This came at a perfect time for me to share the wedding and bridal shower invitations I made for my daughter.
My daughter is on her honeymoon now, but it seems like yesterday we were in the beginning stages of her wedding plans. My first assignment was to design a wedding invitation, and it didn’t take too long for us to agree on a favorite. I wanted to use a gate fold design with a daisy on the front, and keep it simple for the quantity I would be making.
Night Of Navy was chosen for the center of the daisy, because her wedding colors would be white and navy. She had even decided on Anemones with the navy center, but they were out of season for her October wedding. The hydrangeas that replaced them were gorgeous!
I embossed the entire card, front and back, with an embossing folder that made the Thick Whisper White card feel good in your hands. Sometimes you just have to use those retired items.
I stamped two flowers (Daisy Delight stamp set) for each card in Sahara Sand ink on regular Whisper White cardstock. The Daisy Punch was given a work-out punching all of those petals. These were adhered with dimensionals to a square of Thick Whisper White cardstock that was cut with a square Stitched Shape die. It was important to have the weight here, so the card would close nicely. I intentionally opened it for the photograph.
Here they are in the processing and drying phase.
Once the words and font were selected for the invitation, we had them printed in navy ink, and I used my Stampin’ Trimmer to cut the 5 1/4 X 4 interiors. The last step was to insert tissue, place them in envelopes, apply address labels, and postage stamps. I was so happy there was a new “love” stamp picturing a bridal bouquet.
Four weeks prior to the wedding was a bridal shower, so there was another card making opportunity.
Keeping with the color theme, I used a Night of Navy card base, layered with Whisper White. I used the Falling Petals embossing folder, because we all know they look like hearts Right?
The Weather Together stamp set with its Umbrella Weather framelits made a wonderful shower card. The “Bride to-be” sentiment is from the Custom Tee stamp set, which came in very handy.
The same procedure was used for the inside as the wedding card, but no tissue, and not nearly the quantity.
Oct. 8th, 2017 was the big day when my daughter became a Mrs., no longer with the last name of Mohr. This is definitely a life changing event, and a very happy one. I waited to share the cards until after the event, thinking she would prefer it that way. I hope you enjoyed seeing them.