Monday, November 24, 2008
The wedding invitation
For every family wedding for the last few years I've helped design the wedding invitation (if that's what the bride wants). This go round was my sister Hillery. She's getting married in December and we're ready to start sending them out.
When designing invitations remember how many you have to make. Then decide how much time you have to put into it. On the front the invitation has black embossed on black. That worked out really well. Since the colors were the same, it was more forgiving if you made a little mistake. We also made sure to use punches instead of having to cut out intricate shapes. One flaw in my design this time was the use of a background stamp. That was tricky because of the intricate design it was easy to get a doubled image, and it takes time to re-ink the stamp each time.
One cool little money saving trick is that the photo on the inside is 3 x 4 inches. We printed two photos on one 4 x 6 at costco and cut them in half.