- 6 years ago
- Wedding: April 2012
When I came across this invitation design I knew right away that it was THE ONE! so I immediately contacted the seller on etsy.com and ordered a sample. It was even more beautiful in person, so I calculated how many I needed (200) and based on the sellers quote it would have cost me $7.58 plus shipping for 1 of these, which did not fit into my budget.
My wedding is in Trinidad and so are most of my guests so I asked the seller if I could possibly purchase the artwork and have it printed in Trinidad but she declined SO i did what any Bee on a budget would do ! i set out to educate myself on adobe illustrator and find a way to recreate them myself and this was my final product
- 6 1/4 Himalaya Champagne Metallic Pocketfold
- 80lb Cardstock (Linen- Natural Cream) 11 x 17 (this can be cut in half ) or 8 1/2 x 11
- Ruby Purple Metallic Cardstock #105 8 1/2 x 11
- Instant Adhesive Micro Squares
2. I used my house printer which is an HP Wireless Officejet 4500 and the quality was great.
3. Downloaded the fonts for free from http://www.myfonts.com
4. Downloaded the damask pattern for free from http://www.arsgrafik.com
5. Downloaded the 30 trial of Adobe Illustrator CS5.1 from their site
These invitations were a labor of love because there are a total of 11 pieces that have to be prepped, printed and cut (excluding the pocketfold which is premade) to get the total look so I hope my guests enjoy them when they are received.
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