As you probably know, my good friend Karen is getting married!!!!!! I'm SOOOO excited for her!!! She is absolutely the most deserving person of something great and wonderful!
Since she's on a budget (aren't we all!), I decided to make as many things as possible, to cut down on some pretty heavy costs. I started with the invitations, then the Bridal Shower invites, and now we're working on the programs. She's also allowed me to put together her bouquets as I did for my very own wedding! So, without further anticipation, I bring you the Bridal Shower invites!!!!!!
I started by cutting 16 "Bride Silhouettes" using the Wedding Solutions Cricut cartridge. I used plain white cardstock for the base and first layer, then a pearl white cardstock for the top layer. I then ran the top layer through my Sizzix, using the "Swiss Dots" Cuttlebug embossing folder. I also added some sheer ribbon under the detail, to mimic tulle. I topped it off with small, black satin ribbon and a tiny rhinestone.
And here's a close up...
Then, I cut 16 A2 cards with black cardstock (the wedding colors are burgundy, black, and white), and used a corner punch on all the edges to round them off. I also embossed the front of the black cardstock with another Cuttlebug folder. To incorporate the burgundy, I cut out a top piece at 4x5 and rounded the edges on that as well. i stamped the sentiment out of a Recollections Wedding stamp pack, and used a star corner stamp for the opposing corner. I decided to add some more rhinestones to the front, as bling makes everything look a little better!!!!
I added the dress using 3d pop dots, to add some depth to the card. I finished it with sheer black ribbon tied with a small bow! Voila!!! Bridal Shower invites are finito!!!!! Aren't they lovely?!?
Thanks for stopping in and have a LUCKY day :-)