Thursday, April 2, 2009

Wedding Stuff

I thought I would share the invites I made for my daughter's wedding. I honestly hadn't realized that I hadn't shared them until about a week before the wedding when I was just too busy to photograph them. The card on the bottom is a website card. I scratched out their web address for security purposes. They had a website with info such as directions and info for out of town guests. She told me exactly what she wanted for everything and I did my best to make it the way she described. She loved everything so I guess I did ok. I designed the invite using Photoshop Elements 7. I used Stardream Lapis Lazuli Metallic and Curious Cryogen White cardstocks so it had lots of shimmer. The K on the invite is printed on vellum.
This is the program. It is a little hard to see the monogram, it seems my lighting was off. It's funny how I think it looks fine until I go to post it on my blog and then I notice all of these flaws. I created the monogram using Photoshop Elements 7. I then cut and embossed it with square nesties and adhered it with foam tape to give it some dimension. The cardstock is the same as the invites. These took so long to make because there were so many steps, I thought I would never get them done, but it was worth it. They looked so classy.
The table cards are again the same paper and designed on Photoshop Elements 7. They are A2 size so they were super easy to make and very economical.
All of my cardstock was purchased at www.cutcardstock.com. I have ordered from them several times in the past. They are just amazing to work with. I received my order in just days and I had it cut to size. I even over estimated the amount of cardstock I would need and they called to verify and saved me lots of money. How can you not be impressed with a company like that. I highly recommend them.

Thank you for letting me share this happy event in my family's life and thanks for the kind comments and well wishes. They are much appreciated.

11 comments:

Kryssi said...

wow, amazing work! looks very pro!

Carmen said...

WOW!!! You did an amazing job on all of this......it is professional quality.

specialcraftmom4 said...

Just beautiful Karen! It looks like it was a lovely day. To answer your question, Flower Soft is a little different. You must use glue (very thick glue). Tape wouldn't hold it well and Flower soft is very fluffy. You take flower soft out of the jar and fluff it so it expands. You also can not use a heat gun on it. Of course flower soft appears more like tiny flowers on a card. I hope I covered the main differences (: I am creating another card with it now and I hope to take a better picture (:

Sara said...

These are beautiful Karen, amazing job

Jennifer Scull said...

I know that your daughter really appreciated all of the hard work you put into these gorgeous creations! you did a marvelous job! :)

Peggy M said...

What a beautiful job you did! You are to be applauded.

If I ever get married again I'm calling you... (right after I have someone slap me!!)

Seriously, TFS your beautiful creativity!

Gina said...

You did a fabulous job on everything. I am sure that they were even more special to your daughter because you made them. When I got married three years ago, I had so many people that contributed things for my wedding. My husband and I knew the love and prayers that went into each and every thing that we were given. It was so special.

Burnin' Rubber said...

So beautiful and classy! I bet she loved this! Congrats!

Katy said...

Great job, they came out wonderfully! I guess you have been a very busy lady lately!

Scrubbysue said...

Very nice and so professional looking. TFS!

Paula said...

You did a beautiful job on all of this! How many hours did it take to put everything together?