Remember that Top Secret post I made a few weeks back? Well, I finished the invites and have popped them in the mail now so I'm free to share them with you. I don't think the bride-to-be is one of my followers anyways so I should be safe.
This was inspired by a card Sandi MacIver did that I linked to in the Top Secret post. I changed it up a bit (of course) and simplified a tad (but not enough because doing 50 of these still took hours and hours!).
I'm so happy with the end result though and it was so worth it! I don't have a photo of the back :( It's a postcard style invite and the back just has the invite info and I stamped three vertical teacups down one side.
I printed the "You're Invited" off the computer on Very Vanilla card stock and then punched it out using the Modern Label punch. The teacups were stamped in Marina Mist Classic Ink and then CUT.OUT.BY.HAND. 50 times. Can you say hand cramp? Then three little pearls were put on (that's 150 altogether if you're keeping track). I just love the Hello, Doily background stamp. It's inked up in Elegant Eggplant and stamped on Perfect Plum. I really like the contrast. That circle is just Very Vanilla card stock punched out with the 2.5" circle punch and sponged with Soft Suede (hard to see).
That's Very Vanilla Seam Binding Ribbon and a cute bow topped with an Antique Brad.
I adore these but I want to know what you think. I hummed and hawed over the blue teacup. Do you think it's too much? What colour would you have done? I contemplated embossing it in clear and then sponging the blue over so it would be reversed. The white prats would be blue and the blue parts would be white. Then, I came back to reality and realized I didn't want to stamp, powder, heat emboss, sponge, and cut out 50 teacups.