Sunday, 10 January 2016

Love Birds Wedding Invitation

Hi there

I've been wanting to share this for a while.

I recently made a set of wedding invitations for my brother, Glenn, and his fiancee, Sarah, who are getting married in April.  I wanted to make sure the invitations had gone out before I shared the design here, and as I was recently the happy recipient of one of them (and very nice it is too! lol) I can now show you.

Glenn and Sarah love nature, particularly birds, so that's the theme we chose together for the design of the invitations.  These invitations were A5 and I thought I might struggle to fill the card front but I think these central layered die cuts work just fine for this CAS design.

I made a number of these so worked on each element at a time.  I die cut all the panels first then on the smaller of the two I stamped the branches.  I then stamped and die cut the birds with their co-ordinating dies - there were a lot of birds!  Next I stamped the hanging bows in VersaMark and heat embossed with silver embossing powder.  On some strips of clear vellum I stamped the sentiments, also in Versamark and heat embossed in silver.  These strips were then wrapped around the panels and adhered to the back.  I die cut some mini hearts from some shimmery silver cardstock, adhered these over the bows and adhered the birds on the branches.  These panels were then adhered to the larger panels on 3D foam before adhering flat to the card bases.  Glenn and Sarah wanted to create their own inserts so these were popped in later.

Materials used:

  • Stamps: Clearly Besotted - Paired Up (birds and branch), Ornamental Style (hanging bow), Happily Ever After (sentiment)
  • Ink: Versa Color - Pinecone, Smoke Blue; VersaMark
  • Embossing Powder: Wow! - Metallic Silver
  • Dies: MFT - Stitched Rectangles; Clearly Besotted - Paired Up; Lawn Fawn - Mini Hearts

Challenge entries:

Stamping Sensations - January Challenge - Anything Goes with a Die(s)
House of Cards - January Challenge - Embossing and/or Color Inspiration
Just Us Girls - Week #325 - Trend Week - Metallics

Stamplorations - January CAS Card Challenge

{PIN}spirational Challenges - Challenge #156 - picture challenge

Thanks so much for popping by.  I'll be back tomorrow with details of the next Muse challenge.


  1. Glenn and Sarah made a wise decision in asking you to design their wedding invitations; these are STUNNING! Classy, elegant, sophisticated and very clearly infused with love! WOW! I predict, after people see these, that you'll be receiving plenty more requests! In awe...

  2. Very elegant CAS card! Love the sweet love birds and the pop of silver. Thanks for joining us at Just Us Girls!

  3. These are so perfect for the happy couple. I love the simplify, they have a real feeling of love x

  4. This is beautiful! I love the clean simplicity of it. The silver embossing adds the perfect touches. Thanks for playing with us at JUGS!

  5. Beautiful. Thank you for joining us at PINspirational. Good Luck!!
    Janis, DT Member
    Pause Dream Enjoy
    PDE Linky Party, Owner & DT Member

  6. What a classy invitation. Beautiful layout, with gorgeous colours. So very delicate x

  7. So elegant! Love the soft colors and layered frame :)

  8. girl, this is so elegant and beautiful! Simple but not too simple--perfectly simple! Thanks for sharing at Stamplorations!


  9. So elegant and gorgeous, Anita! I'll bet everyone is really impressed with how pretty they are!

  10. This is BEAUTIFUL! I LOVE the gorgeous layering and CAS style! Fabulous card! Thank you so much for joining us at House of Cards! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

  11. Beautiful and sweet! The simplicity makes it feel so elegant! Thanks for playing along with us at House of Cards!
    Take Care!

  12. Absolutely beautiful!! Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations.

  13. Beautiful CAS wedding card~ Thanks for joining in at JUGS!

  14. This is stunning and perfect for a wedding invitation or card!! Thanks for joining us at the Male Room in 2016!!

  15. Oh how pretty!!! Thanks so much for participating in our {PIN}SPIRATIONAL challenge!!! Can’t wait to see you participate again in our next challenge!!
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

  16. Anita these are so elegant but trendy at the same time, lovely!

  17. Such a beautiful and very classy design. I love it and so happy that I was not the only one who saw the colour theme as shades of black and white. Thank you so much for sharing your creation with us at House of Cards and I hope we see you again for our new challenge Karen P DT HOC

  18. This is just beautiful .... so elegant. Thank you for playing along with the STAMPlorations CAS Challenge


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