Monday, December 27, 2010

Vellum Bridal Shower Invitations

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!


  1. Noreen I think I like these vellum ones the best although they are both beautiful invitations and I'm sure your niece will be torn between the two. TFS and good luck with this endeavor. Saw your note on Stampin' Connection and so I'm your latest follower. Hope you'll drop by and visit my blog too:


  2. I like this one the best. Thanks for sharing.

  3. I really like the soft look of this one. Really nice job.

  4. Oh my goodness, these are beautiful!! Love the embossing along the edges - wow! :) tfs

    PS - Followed you here via SC blog thread!

  5. Very beautiful invites! I'm following you from Stampin' Connection

  6. Well, we chose this design and made about 100 invitations last Saturday. There were seven of us working on them and it took us from about 10am until 5:30pm with an hour break for lunch. It really went well, as I had everyone working on specific areas of the card, assembly-line style! They turned out absolutely beautiful! Thanks for all your great comments!