I was asked by a customer to come up with a couple of suggestions for invitations for her Winter Wonderland themed wedding. The colour scheme is midnight blue, plum and silver. As she had two enclosures I came up with the idea of a two pocket invitation - but what colour to print the words on? White was too harsh so I decided to try printing onto our Amuse Studio silver shimmer cardstock. When it came of the printer it looked beautiful, however, as I stamped the snowflakes (very carefully to avoid smudging the images) I managed to smear the printed words, it occurred to me that if the ink was wet enough to smear, just maybe I could put embossing powder on it and heat set. It works perfectly, and looks really, really professional and expensive!
It was really difficult to take a picture with all the shimmer going on - but here is a close up of the embossed print.
1. Set up word document with 4 to the page
2. Dust entire silver shimmer sheet with anti static pad and insert in printer (silver down)
3. Printing one page at a time, print and dust with clear embossing powder
4. Heat set
Would you like me to help you design ( & / or make) your wedding invitations (or indeed, any event)? Why not drop me an email, I would love to help.
All of the supplies for this card are from Amuse Studio and are available from my online store here
stamps: snow crystals (retired)
paper: currant, navy, silver shimmer
ink: currant, navy
misc: snowflake die