I am going to post a number of my wedding invitation designs that I created for my nephew and his financee Amanda. They now have all 175 invitations in their possession. They are happily getting them stamped and posted this week and the project is officially over for me. I have to say that I've enjoyed the process immensely and it taught me so much about myself as a crafter and designer of paper products. Their colors for the wedding are Brown and Pink and in this first card I used white bazzil embossed cardstock for the base... I used the Jolie Chocolat collection for all the wedding invitations which has rich browns and pinks throughout the collection. For this particular card I used one of the embossed selections and I used both sides of the paper, one side for the ribbon and the other side for the butterflies. This paper selection was a predominant one that I used with many of the invitation designs I made as it had a great mix of the pink and brown they liked. The stamp has a wow saying that I embossed in chocolate brown embossing powder and I cut them out with the Spellbinders Long Classic Rectangles and Long Classic Rectangle Scallop dies that you can find at Stamping and Scrapping online store. The Butterflies are Cuttlebug Butterfly die and embossing folders set that you can order from Stampingscrapping and if they are out of these sets, Cindy can order it in for you in record time. Just check with her. The wedding invitation words I printed in-house as well and I did a watermark with one of their Save the Date pictures and superimposed the invitation wording over top. I find this card to be elegant and very contempory. Future designs that I made in this collection of wedding invites includes a circle card with polka dots, more masculine brown designs for some of the single men who will be attending with dates, some classic and sophisticated white embossed designs for some of the older traditional folks who will be attending and many more, contemporary designs for their various friends and family. Stay tuned, I will be describing what paper choices and tools that I used for many of the designs as I post them... Subscribe to my feedburner at the top left hand corner of my blog. When you input your email address, you will be alerted with an email each time that I post on my blog. Become a follower too, I would so enjoy to have you follow me and you will see when I put up challenges and blog candy for you to have a chance at winning.