Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Assembly of a Reception Invitation

Here we go, I decided to take pictures of the whole process of the assembly of an invitation!

Picture #1:
These are the stacks of papers cut to size

Picture #2:
This is the black piece. It is cut to 4 1/4" x 5 1/2".

Picture #3:
This is the Ivory piece, cut to 4" x 5 1/4" and sprayed with glitter spritz spray.

Picture #4:
This is the first start with stamping, I used a light pink first
for the first dimension of the
flower for the top and bottom corners. This is a 2-step stamping set. I
always start with a light color and add a dark one on top for the dimension

Picture #5:
This is a picture of the next layer of the 2-step stamping adventure. This is the darker color on
top to give it the shading on a cherry blossom.
I love the look that it gives it, but we are not done yet!

Picture #6:
This picture shows a technique called "ghosting". You use post
-it notes and stamp up near
the adhesive part of the note.
Cut around the image and cover the corresponding image on the

Picture #7:
This pictures shows what you do when you ghost! Stamp over the post it and it protects what has
already been stamped!

Picture #8:
This is what it looks like when the post-it ghosts are taken off.

Picture #9:
Here is the piece with the sentiment stamped on it! Only one more step to go!!

Picture #10:
Here is the finished product with the layer of black behind the ivory! It's complete!

Monday, May 23, 2011

Update on Progress

I have been working tirelessly on these wedding invitations for my cousin. They are coming along nicely! I will post pictures of them all in my next post. I had a few hiccups in the process, like finding out after I made my samples that the paper I used was all retired. Then I had to go through eBay, Amazon, Archivers, Hobby Lobby, and Michaels to match what I needed! Whew that was a close one! But luckily I got everything and they are looking like perfection! I am so excited to be able to use my new service for her invitations as well, CUSTOM PRINTING! (*Had a few hiccups with that too!*) Like all new things, they have their bugs that need to be worked out. I can't wait to get some new custom printing orders in so that I can create a beautiful new array of samples for my loyal customers! <3

Friday, May 13, 2011

New Services for HER Cards! Find me on Facebook!

Hello to all of my lovely friends, and followers! I want to keep you all updated on the new service I will begin offering next week! CUSTOM INVITATION PRINTING! For en extra $.50 per card you can get beautiful custom printing in any font you choose! Just look me up on Facebook: HER Cards, to see all of the fonts I offer. It's a great way to get that extra little something on the inside of your invitations! I have tons to choose from!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Butterfly Mother's Day Card

Well I made this card for my mom for Mother's Day. I saw that the challenge this week was to incorporate butterflies so I decided to use one of my other favorite retired sets "Bold Butterfly". I used a lot of retired paper and ribbons, this whole card is pretty much a retired items festival!! The base of the card is done in Naturals White, then a layer of So Saffron, 2 different DSP, one pink then a green, I used the small scalloped circle punch and layer it behind the butterfly I cut out. On the Butterfly wings I used the rock and roll technique in coordinating colors to tie it all together. I then used pink scrunched ribbon from an old mini catalog stock I had and a green grosgrain ribbon on top of it and put it all together. I hope that she likes it!