Wednesday, 29 July 2009


My invites are finally complete, all 100 of them! They may look like a simple design but when everything you see on the card has been cut out by hand I think you can start to appreciate the time it takes to make them.

The champagne glasses were drawn and scanned into my computer, where I tweak them in Photoshop and print them out onto sheets of card, add some clear crystal lacquer to give them a nice glossy finish and leave to dry. Then the fun part.....cutting out every single one by hand (that's 200 glasses).

The background is made up of white pearlised paper mounted onto deep red Bazzil card stock, then mounted onto silver mirror card ( has the best prices for mirror card that I've managed to find). All these pieces of card are again cut by hand (using a guillotine, if I cut them out with scissors they would be rather wonky!) Everything is stuck together using double sided tape (no messy glue to make the paper soggy) and attached to the card. A few diamante gem stones are added for some sparkle.

The 'Ruby Wedding Anniversary' wording has been printed onto special paper in order for me to make my own transfers, it's dry rub off decal paper from Crafty Computer Paper (they have some great products).

And last but not least is the 'Invitation' wording, printed onto white paper and mounted onto silver card, with 2 ruby gem stones. This has been added using foam pads to make it stand out.

All that was left to do was print and trim the inserts with the details on and stick them inside the cards, oh and add my business labels to the back, very important, it's a good way to advertise (a potential 100 new customers!).

So now that job is done, I better get back to my other cards, and do some work on my website, which I really should have had up and running by now!

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