Invites are in!!

I just received some of our invitations in the mail and I was so excited to see the finished product that etsy seller Lindsey Ryan Design put together. She is one talented designer. I was in awe to open the package to find them even lovelier in person.

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Lindsey and I have been corresponding back and forth through e mail. It felt like lengthy weeks of collaborating on design changes but the finished product was totally worth it as Lindsey presented ideas, took my feedback, and worked her magic. For this main part of the invitation, I asked her to use that design at the top center with our initials, requested for hummingbirds instead of the original type of birds, was such a nit-pick about changing the flower colors, and asked her if she could add a graphic similar to our villa venue on the right bottom corner. Thank you Lindsey for all your patience with all my idiosyncrasies about having the exact shade of whatever color and welcoming my endless feedback. invitations4

With the directions and rsvp, I wasn’t as anal and allowed Lindsey the freedom to present her designs and I was not disappointed. I love the graphic she came up with of our venue and the peacock with all its brilliant colors was a stately touch. The style completely falls in to the old world/period piece look I was aiming for. invitations5

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With the map, I asked her if she could give it an aged, outdated, vintage finish. Thankfully, Lindsey exclaimed her affinity for old world maps so we were right on the same page. I even linked a couple of treasure/pirate maps to give her an idea. Ha!

Here’s a glimpse of the whole package in the pocketfolds.

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Here is my work station! Yes that is my ‘Twilight’  paraphernalia :-) I bought the pocketfolds and faux wax glue stick materials to assemble on my own. Having the wax seals were a must for me. I knew they would be the perfect old world touch. I recommend the ‘faux’ wax because supposedly there is more chance of breakage with the regular wax seals. The faux wax is suppose to be  more pliable. invitations8

That is my brass seal resting on a bag of frozen vegetables. Apparently I needed to ice it so it woudn’t stick when I embossed the faux wax with the design. invitations9

That’s what the faux wax glue sticks look like. Just load em up in the glue gun. invitations10

and squeeze the trigger. you wanna let it cool and set for a little while. the exact timing should be experimentedinvitations11

before you press down with this - A peek at the flourish designinvitations12

Seal that babyinvitations13

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Seal gilding paste highlights the design so it pops more and accents the seal with a nice metallic finish. just dab your finger and lightly brushinvitations16

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the last Ta Dah!! Easy and Fun!

Materials:

Pocketfolds- cardsandpockets.com - great prices

faux wax, brass seal, and seal gilding paste - letterseals.com - great prices and customer service too!

More to come….

I got my Maid of Honor’s pretty dress!!

and my downtown LA garment district excursion to document

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