Sunday, August 06, 2017

Engagement Party Invitation


It's Anja here. I finally got my hands on the new wedding and nested dies. For my first card I made a clean engagement party invitation with a matching envelope. This can easily be turned into a wedding invitation or even a wedding card.

This is what I used:
- Cottage Cutz dies (Nested Stitched Scallop Rectangle Set, Rose With Wedding Rings, Pair of Doves),
- Distress Inks (Antique Linen, Shabby Shutters, Peeled Paint, Dusty Concord)
- silver VersaColor pigment ink,
- white card stock for invitation base and die cuts,
- white paper for printing,
- violet card stock,
- black pen,
- Wink of Stella glitter brush pen,
- WRMK Envelope Punch,
- paper glue,
- adhesive foam pads.

And this is how I did it.

First I die cut the base for the invitation. I used the largest die from Nested Stitched Scallop Rectangle Set and made it longer. I cut a rectangle from violet card stock that was a few millimeters smaller than the inside of the stitched rectangle.

This is how I prolonged the stitched rectangle. First I cut through only half of it.

Than I turned the paper around and put the die it the already cut lines. And again I only cut it to thee part that has not been already cut. You have to be careful with this so you don't cut to far because the die will leave a mark. 


Then I die cut all the other pieces and colored them with Distress Inks. I used Wink of Stella Marker to add a sparkle to the diamonds. 

For the envelope I used WRMK Envelope punch. It's so easy to make a matching envelope to go with your card. For my invitation I needed to cut a paper size 21x21 cm and started to score it at 7,9 cm. I also cut a smaller stitched rectangle that would fit the name and the address.

I designed the invitation text and printed it on white 220 g paper. And then I just glued all the pieces together. I glued the doves with adhesive foam pads. 

You can check all the other new dies in Janet's video. 

 Have a sunny Sunday!

Anja Z.


SugarShine Designs said...

Anja, you have created a wonderful invitation! Using the rose die as you did is perfect. Very nice! - Janet

Janja said...

Wonderful invitation, Anja! So creative. I like.

Lois said...

Anja, it was worth the wait. Your engagement party invitation is delightful! And how clever to make a matching envelope.

Sukie said...

Adorable invitation! Those doves are so sweet and the colors you selected are so pretty!

Pam MacKay said...

Your engagement party invite is just lovely!

Jeanne said...

Love, love, love this card! The colors are beautiful and I really like the elongated shape. Great way to "stretch" your supplies (sorry for the pun.)

Keti's Projects said...

Fabulous invitations. Great take on wedding dies.

Mary Marsh said...

this is a beautiful invitation Anja-and the doves are such a perfect fit-love how you made the scalloped die longer to fit your project - creative idea