WeddingswapI recently became a "swap angel" for a wedding invitation swap.  Basically, a person who had signed up for this swap was unable to participate, so after a call went out, I volunteered to take their place.  We were to make 12 wedding invitations and mail them to the swap hostess (Jacky).  We are in groups of 12, so you get one of everyone’s cards back – a great way to increase your samples & get great new ideas.  I chose to use Roses in Winter, which is one of my favourite floral sets.  I used a combination of colours that I always seem to turn to for this set – Pale Plum, Perfect Plum, Garden Green & Brocade Blue.   I used a large post it note as a mask and centred it on the cardstock, then stamped all around the edges of the cardstock.   After removing the  post it note mask, I edged along the border with the gold end of the Zig Painty Pen.  I printed the words on vellum paper and set it aside to dry before trimming to an appropriate size and adhered it to the card using a 2 hole bow.  Not only does this add a layer to the card, but it also allowed me some room to play with the positioning to centre the script on the card.  The vellum layer is actually narrower than the card itself.  I basically shifted the vellum around til I thought the words looked centred, and trimmed the side of the vellum accordingly.  Much easier than either printing onto the cardstock (again, positioning issues) or printing onto exact sized vellum.  I am looking forward to seeing the wonderful swaps that I’ll receive in return!

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