Saturday, April 12, 2014

Because I didn't learn from years past...

... I am once again doing wedding-based invitations. This time, to a banquet after the actual event in Lake Tahoe. 5 years ago, I did my own invitations and literally burned right out on that; interlocking hearts cut out with Creative Memories punches, brads, vellum, silver ink, and I think I did about 110 of them with both events (Denmark wedding and Canada banquet) together.

Dad was talking about ordering these ol' fangled things off the interwebs. He wanted traditionalist Chinese, he said, but then he realized they cost an arm and a leg. Just like anything wedding related in North America. So, I volunteered. It was based off an old Chinese style wedding invitation from cousins married many years ago, and with some fiddling, came up with this.

The hardest part was being limited in the colors I could use, plus the audience I had to impress - namely, my old-fashioned Dad. Red of course goes without saying, but got permission to use silver in place of gold. You can't see it in the photo, but there are three shades of red here. The gears are a nod to my brother's career - he's an engineer.

I will find out what the inside looks like tomorrow with the wording my parents are going to provide, but this not only got a thumbs up - even the wedding couple was thrilled.

* Red cardstock
* Cuttlebug machine
* Cricut machine

* Damask Embossing Folder
* Artiste cartridge
* Corner Rounder
* Love Life stamp set
* Kanji Phrases set (retired)
* Silver embossing powder (retired)
* Bitty Adhesive Rhinestones

Now to make 34 more of these...