July 2, 2010

Mark & Lisa's Wedding

Hi!  I feel like I've been hiding in a cave this past week - I'm so out of touch and I haven't been able to blog hop or get on Facebook (GASP!!) or even peek in for a quick hello.  So HI!!!  I'm so excited to be back among the land of the stamping :)
My sweet MIL asked me to make her wedding invitations and I'm so incredibly honored that she would ask little old me.  The order was simple enough, only 30 invites, but you know me and all my crazy embellishments.  So I made this task a wee bit more time consuming than I was planning on, but I LOVE the result!
I've been dying to use this little watercolor flower stamp from Hero Arts set called Watercolor Petals and it works so nicely as a little watermark image behind the script.  I printed the invitation on Neenah Natural White cardstock and then ran the panel through my Cuttlebug with a Curved Rectangles Mega Nestabilities and added little leaves and flowers to the corners.  Can't forget my favorite clear rhinestones either!  I was going to run the invitation through the Cuttlebug one more time with the embossing mats, but then came to my senses - 60 times through that thing might have sent me over the edge - hahaha!
Alright, enough chit-chat!  I've got to finish up the coordinating RSVP cards and get these in the mail today before the post office closes.

Have a wonderful Friday!

recipe -
stamps: watercolor petals (hero arts), summer afternoon (taylored expressions)
paper: perfect plum, pale plum, certainly celery, old olive, neenah natural white cardstock
ink: elegant eggplant, pale plum
accessories: 5 petal punch (ek success), leaves cut-out (silhouette), clear rhinestones (paper studio), curved rectangle mega nestabilities (spellbinders)
fonts: blackjack, century gothic


  1. September 4 is a good day, my bday! LOL!!
    Very pretty!

  2. These are lovely! Great colours and fonts, love everything about it!

  3. Very pretty! I'm making invites for a Sept. 10 wedding! She wants a fall theme...I have to get going on those!

  4. OOhhh these are GORGEOUS. Um... yes.. 60 times through the cuttlebug, WOULD tip you over the edge.. bwhahaha

    xx SJ

  5. Wow, Karen! Beautiful job with the invites.

  6. This is lovely! Your MIL should be so happy. Love the colors. I hope you show us the RSVP cards.

  7. These are beautiful! I'm sure she'll cherish them!

  8. Fabulous. I have always loved Hero Arts flowers and this one is perfect as a shadow on the invite. Gorgeous job on them!!

  9. Beautiful job! I'm sure the bride LoVeS them!!

  10. Beautifully done, Karen! The Hero Arts flower makes a gorgeous watermark on this lovely invitation. She should absolutely LOVE them!

  11. Karen this is BEAUTIFUL! I think this is the prettiest wedding invite I have ever seen!! I LOVE it!!