[Cititorii in limba romana sunt rugati sa foloseasca instrumentul de traducere de pe coloana din dreapta. Imi pare rau, dar timpul nu imi permite sa scriu toata traducerea.]
Welcome to my studio!
Today we are going to start making 55 invitations for Cindy's masquerade birthday party.
Yes, you read right: 1 week for 55 invitations. Do you still want to make invitations? hehe... you really have to love it in order to be able to make something like this. It is no easy job. Sorry to discourage you.
This is what we are going to make.
I have already made the design, sent a proof to Ciny for approval, ordered the materials, so only the actual production part is left. Don't ask how much the initial preparation took because I don't quantify it. That is real pleasure to savor.
The first step is to trace the masks.
Then cut along the traced lines. I used scissors for the outside and X-acto knife for the inside.
Emboss the masks with the cuttlebug and Victoria folder. Thank you, Provo Craft, I love this design :)
Since the paper we are using for the masks is Core'dinations White Wash (which along with Black Magic is my favorite of their line), we are now sanding the embossed design to reveal the beautiful core in shades of pink. Then sponge some gold paint for added intricacy.
Finish off the mask with a black embossed fleur de lis also from Provo Craft. Thanks again, I love this design too and i also love the Textile folder (these are my top 3).
Prepare the gatefold cards, emboss, sponge gold ink, adhere inside gold layer. This is basic stuff, you know how to to it, right?
Adhering the masks to the cards. These is the point where you ad the feathers too.
We are almost ready. All we need is to adhere the final vellum layer.
Although I have 2 paper trimmers, I sometimes prefer using a ruler and craft knife. It gives me much more precision. ....talking about "HAND MADE"
Invitations ready. They were sent to guests in golden envelopes. Sorry I don't have a picture of them.