Thursday, March 5, 2009

Top Note Wedding Invitation with Seashells

Note: The rope is long b/c we are going to hang a sea shell from it!
This is the beautiful invitation Lexie, Eric and I came up with for their wedding
down in Key West on the beach in May. The stamp set is Seaside on page #95 $25.95.
There is nothing greater than your customer bringing
her new fiance' to your stamp studio
to do their wedding invitations and he is a natural born stamper!!
They were awesome!Lexie hit the jackpot with this one!
We used Baha breeze 5 1/2 x 51/2 as the base (it doesn't open just a single)
Then the whisper white CS layered on top is 5 1/4 x5/1/4 where we randomly stamped all the different shells in Baha breeze, Kiwi kiss, choc chip, pink pirk ink
then we typed up a mock announcement chose ink in choc chip to match
( made sure to center it in the middle)
and cut an 8 1/2 x11 sheet of kiwi at 4 1/4 down the middle x 11
then loaded it in the printer pushing the printing plates to the middle
and making sure to seperate the two announcements far enough apart so that we can
get two on the one strip of 4 1/4 x11, hence getting 4 announcements on one sheet of cs.
Then we cut out the top notes carefully lining them up so that the announcement is on the middle. You probably can't see it but they stamped the conch shell in versamark on the very top of the top note that really finished it off. The we took the rope left from The Holiday mini and put it through the top. The reason it is hanging so low is because we left it long Eric is going to try to drill a whole thru the shells they have and have it dangle from the rope, then will cut it shorter.I think it was a wonderful collaberative team effort and our ceation came out beautiful.
What I enjoyed so much is watching the two of them interact as they created their invitations.
If you marry a man who enjoys creating and stamping with you what a blessing!!

They are also doing the pillow boxes in Kiwi Kiss and stamping the outside
with close to cocoa and using the 2 line classic SU stamp that we ordered that says
Eric and Lexie
May 23, 2009
on one of the tags from lots of tags sizzlits, trying to decide what color the tag should be?
Any ideas? Please send them in!! We are also going to do the ribbon different probably use the cropadile and put holes in the top and thread the ribbon thru, gotta play with that a bit more.
So, I would love to hear your comments and ideas! If you can think of anything we haven't thought of please your comments are welcome. when their order comes in they will be back to
the Stamp Studio and they will make their invitations using stamp studio time.
Getting married on the beach in Key West how romantic, I wish them all the luck. Lexie is a great girl and deserves nothing but the best!

This a card that I cased the basic layout but changed a few things up and of course I can't remember which site it was from.I really have to better about this.
I used the Parisian Breeze textured paper and the Echoes of Kindness stamp set.
I used water color paper (ticket cornered it) on my focal point and used ink (brown stazon to stamp image and baha and close to cocoa) to paper with the blender pen to fill it in and then used dazzling diamonds on the flower.
I used Lots of Tags sizzlits for my sentiment with the stamp set Hope Happens stamped in white craft ink and embossed with white ep.
Then I used my new latte buttons I chose the white one and threaded beading twine thru the middle. Also the ribbon is the 1" double stitched baha breeze.
Very simple but elegant. the textured paper really makes it.
Hope you like it!


Mary Fish said...

Gorgeous work. I love the sea shell pillow box and the Stem Silhouettes is stunning. The button is the perfect touch! Hugs, Mary

mahum.2848 said...

whitney you make such pretty projects. i look forward to it just about every day. i love it all!!!!!!xxxooo frances