Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Special Preview!!*

Yay! So today I have a very special preview of a wedding invitation! I have been working with a custom order and the bride requested I wait until after she sent hers out for me to unveil it!

The bride had a lot of great ideas for me to work with and a pretty tight budget but I think we worked through to get something we could both really like.

She had really fallen in love with a lot of elements she'd seen in other weddings like ornaments, flower graphics, and stripe patterns but nothing had everything she needed. Also, like most brides out there, she really wanted to go letterpress but it just wasn't in her budget so we needed to brainstorm some out of the box ideas.

The solution we came up with was to print the invitations out on an accessible card stock-- INDEX CARDS-- and she was going to use a bone folders to go over the printed material to blind emboss (which simply means- make an indentation) and give the appearance of letterpress. Now THAT is attention to detail!

So I know you're probably dying to take a look (click for larger image):

And here is a sample of how the final turned out! (click for larger image)

Now for the great part-- I've giving this design away FOR FREE!!! Just click the link below and you'll download a word template where all you have to do is add your wedding invitation and hit print on your office print and BOOM-- wedding invitations done!

Click here for your copy!


*Yes, this is an April Fools Day joke. Don't worry I have an actual custom sample to preview tomorrow. But the word doc really does have all the info so go play a trick on your bridesmaids or something! Have fun!


E @ Oh! Apostrophe said...

Oh wow you got me! I was like whaaaaat????
"your"... CRINGE!

Kristen said...

Wow I'm glad I left that in! I kind of thought that would be my own little private joke that no one would notice but it's been the first thing everyone sees!

Mandytory said...

I seriously almost called you in a panic! I am so gullible.....

Lucy Dunne said...

hahahah i had the same response...holy shit does she know it says "your"???? :)

Kristen said...

Really? No one's bothered by the BYOB in the bottom corner? Or the fact it's an index card? Or the horrible script? Or the ugly flowers and the ridiculous ornaments? :)

E @ Oh! Apostrophe said...

Well, yeah that's terrible too, but really I couldn't get past the "Your"!