|A view of the first version of this bridal shower invitation -- I changed the heart later (see pictures below).|
|Another view of the first version of this bridal invitation -- I changed the heart in the middle (see below)|
|Close up of the bottom embossed area of the vellum paper (with the updated heart)|
|Close up of the embossed areas of the vellum paper and the pearls and updated heart|
Here is the second invitation I designed for my future niece's bridal shower. Wasn't sure if my sister wanted a more "traditional" look or a vintage look (my previous post). This invitation also uses the color purple as the base. I then cut a piece of floral cardstock (mint, purple, pink colors) and used it as the focal point in the center of the card. I then took a sheet of vellum paper and ran it thru my Big Shot to emboss it with the tiny birds, vines, etc. I cut that down to fit over the printed paper to give it a more muted look. I colored the embossed areas of the vellum with chalks to soften the appearance. I attached the vellum to the top of the printed card stock using special vellum tape. A notch was punched in the left side of the papers and a sheer purple ribbon was laced thru and knotted. I then took a piece of vellum and ran it thru the Big Shot using my embossed heart die cut, punched a heart from the purple card stock, layered the two and placed in the middle of the card front. I also added six tiny pearls to the embossed vellum paper to make it more elegant. I think it is the perfect finish touch!
It took me some time to get everything the way I wanted it to be, removing parts and pieces, replacing them with other embellishments until I finally liked the end result!