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Sunday, 25 March 2012

Beautiful handmade wedding stationery

You will need…

    Pearlised Ivory Pocket Card
    Pearlised Ivory Pocket Insert (x2)
    Pearlised Ivory Card
    Ivory 10mm Satin Ribbon
    Wow! ‘Vintage Wallpaper’ Stamp
    Wow! Silver Pearl Embossing Powder
    Heat Gun
    Clear Pigment Ink Pad
    Large Acrylic Block

Step One

Ink up the Wow! ‘Vintage Wallpaper’ Stamp using a clear pigment ink pad.


 Step Two

Align the stamp with the wedding card outer and carefully press it onto the card. Without moving the stamp, firmly press all area’s down.

Step Three

Sprinkle Wow! Silver Pearl Embossing Powder over the stamped area and tap off excess onto a sheet of plain paper.

Step Four

Hold the heat gun 10cm away from the card and heat the powder until it turns glossy and leave to cool for a few minutes.

Print the text for Insert 1 and Insert 2. Stamp and heat emboss the top section of each insert.

(optional) Perforate a line just above the reply card section on Insert 2 to make it easier for people to reply.

Print out personalised Wedding Invitation Tabs.

Step Five

Add a strip of ribbon to the front of the pocket using double sided tape and then carefully add double sided tape along the edges and fold together to create the pocket. Cut out the personalised Wedding Invitation tabs and attach one to the front of the invite using 3mm thick foam tape (or foam pads).

Step Six

Slide the inserts into the outer pocket and add a pencil mark of where to punch a hole. Slide the inserts out of the pocket and make sure they are aligned directly on top of one another then punch a hole through both inserts. Cut a piece of ribbon 20cm long and thread the ribbon through the hole and tie in a secure knot. Diagonally trim the edges of the ribbon to prevent fraying and give a professional finish.



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15 comments:

  1. These attracted a lot of attention at the NEC and quite deservidly so. Beautiful, simple and elegant. A lot of people bought the stamp.

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  2. I saw these at the show - and the quality is just amazing! A stunning demonstration of the versatility of the stamps and powders as well as your artistry and design talent.

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  3. Beautiful, I was really drawn to these on the stand, really professional and amazing quality. x

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  4. That´s such a good idea! It looks so very stunning and make it easy to make a lot of invitations for less money! Fantastic! xx Bianca

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  5. I loved watching a demo at the NEC and bought more than I should and can't wait to try this out!

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  6. Very elegant and sophisticated. I love it!

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  7. I think the best comment we got on stand was: You're joking! These can't be handmade! Well done you xxx

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  8. These invitations are absolutely stunning!!

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  9. Thank you so much for all of your lovely comments. They really are very much appreciated. :D

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  10. Beautiful invitation! Am going to bookmark the tutorial so I can make a version for my friends birthday! Thanks for sharing!

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  11. A beautiful design which looks better than anything ready made. A wonderful mix of textures which gives style and class.Well done Sarah.

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  12. These look great - I can't wait to try this out.

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  13. Stunning! These don't look handmade. Wow!

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  14. Beautiful... I love this handmade card.

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