Sunday, August 19, 2012

Wedding Invitations/ Deconstructed Sketch

and the inside:

Whenever my mojo is waning, I go in search of inspiration.  This week I just can't seem to create anything....but then I found inspiration on Amy Sheffer's blog.  I first met Amy eight years ago when I asked her to hostess a Stampin' Up! party in my home.  We shared the same passion for CAS cards and I found a friend in Amy!  Her cards were so crisp and professional looking.  Since then both of us have evolved in our card-making styles.  Amy's cards and projects are still all works of heART.  I admire her use of all types of supplies to create her stunning cards teacher gifts, and projects.  Amy is one of the most talented bloggers, and a sweet friend.

Here is the sketch that Amy used:

I sell my cards at a local coffee shop.  Heidi, my most loyal customer of 4+ years, asked me if I would design her wedding invitations.  At first I said I don't do wedding invites (mass producing 100+ cards does not appeal to me.)  Heidi said she only wanted 25 cards and something really unique.  Her colors will be green, fuchsia, orange, and brown.  You should see her place settings and flowers...stunning color combo!  I found the best paper collection to mimic her colors to be Indie Chic Saffron.  I emailed Heidi the links to check out which papers she liked the most from the Indie Chic Saffron papers at Shop Pumpkin Spice.

Here is the evolution of Heidi's card:

Using Echo Park "Style Essentials", SU card stock and ribbon, scraps of BasicGrey "Infuse", and some   pearlized swirl paper, I asked Heidi if she liked this style of card:

Then I made two versions using Indie Chic papers that Heidi chose:
 (this one uses the yummy textured 12x12 Indie Chic)

(this one uses the smooth texture and smaller print of the 6x6)

Heidi's final choice was the last card, but using the textured 12x12 versions of the same papers:

And this gave me an excuse to buy the Cricut "Sweethearts" cartridge to cut those hearts.  I am so good at justifying my craft spending :)

Happy Sunday!


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

These are all beautiful June!! I loveeeeeeeeee the colors and SO LOVING the hearts!!!!!

Leslie Hanna said...

I love the final version!

Dee Burns said...

June, All the cards look great and very pretty, but one she chose is such a beautiful card and it's the one I would've picked too. The colors are just gorgeous together. Love the heart images...I may have to get that cart... thanks...
spending your profits are you? lol.

I am sending you an email...please watch for it.

Have a great weekend!
Dee B

snappy scrappy said...

These are all the colours and patterns! Lee-Ann :)

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Rose said...

these are beautiful :)

alienanessa said...

LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE those hearts! Wowy, did you ever rock these creations, holy mighty goodness!

Missy said...

Oh wow, what a huge compliment! All of the options you created turned out terrific, I love the heart images, the paper and the embossing---I think the one she chose is my favorite, too!!

lauren bergold said...

well ALL of these are gorgeous, i love that you did variations on the themes, including the difference between 6x6 and 12x12 because the SCALE of the same pattern can really change up the whole entire thing! i predict that all 25 of the lucky recipients will SAVE THESE lovely cards as keepsakes of the special day, so make sure you sign them all, missus! ♥