|Vintage Bridal Shower Invitation|
|Close up of vintage lace and embossed button|
|Close up of embossed heart lock, torn edges, and verse underheath|
|Close up of embossed key and scalloped edge border|
I have been asked to design invitations for my future niece's bridal shower. I wasn't sure what type of "theme" my sister would like, so I started out using the vintage look 9my favorite!). The wedding theme color is purple, so I wanted to use that somewhat in the invitation without being overpowering.
I ran heavy gold metallic card stock thru my Big Shot machine to cut out and emboss the "trinkets"; I then used brown ink to distress them and give them a "tarnished" look. Found a piece of antique lace to give some texture to the card. I also stamped the verse "love" and placed it underneath the top left corner of the vintage papers that I had pieced together. I then ripped the top left edge of the vintage papers to expose the verse underneath, curling the paper and distressing all edges to give it a more vintage appearance. I also used a scalloped border punch to bring attention to the right border, also distressing this area. I was happy with the results! Time consuming, of course, but well worth it!!!