Ink: Brocade Blue, Night of Navy, So Saffron, Always Artichoke, All Craft Ink
Registered: January 12, 2004 Location: Under the Hackberry Tree, Deep In The Heart Of Texas Posts: 324
Sat, May 06, 2006 @ 6:33 AM
This is very pretty. This set keeps growing on me. I love the flower sprays in opposite corners, however the other two corners look a little bare. Maybe you could sponge color on the other two corners to soften them a bit. Great job!
Registered: September 21, 2005 Location: Continental US Posts: 1371
Sat, May 06, 2006 @ 8:53 AM
I third the matting but have to tell you, I would be awed to receive it just as it is! Absolutely gorgeous! Besides, who prepares this soon for a September event! I am just major league impressed and blown over!
Registered: October 21, 2005 Location: New York Posts: 3005
Mon, May 08, 2006 @ 10:09 AM
I thnk you did a great job! The background is competing with the focal point. How about mounting the card to artichoke with about 1/8 showing and then to night of navy stamped with a background stamp (Floral or Linen) in VersaMark ink. I would love to see your final creation. Good luck!
Registered: December 29, 2005 Location: West Coast Posts: 224
Tue, May 09, 2006 @ 8:38 AM
I think it is beautiful. If you didn't change a thing I think it would be wonderful.
In the interest of time and also keeping consistency throughout your 75 unit run, however, I might make a few suggestions. The blue matte is perfect as is. But on the white message delivery card, you could reduce the number of flowers for an airier look. It will be classic, elegant and be faster to stamp to boot! You might try to keep the stamping on the white card well away from your typography. Another idea is to stamp-off some the flowers and especially the leaves on the white message card so that they would be lighter and less contrasty. It is very nice!
Registered: August 5, 2005 Location: Erie, Pennsylvania Posts: 4703
Mon, May 15, 2006 @ 2:05 PM
I agree with the matting suggestions. You could try a few different colors (they would all look great so you could still use those invites) and decide which one really "pops"! Also, sponging the corners, as was suggested, would definitely soften the bare corners. In any case, I was really impressed the first time I saw this....it's beautiful!
Registered: February 12, 2005 Location: California Posts: 662
Tue, May 23, 2006 @ 9:33 AM
I think it's great! I like the emphasis of the flowers in opposing corners, with the simplicity of the other two corners. Love the color combination, too. One thing you might try - take the top text and center it between the left edge and your upper right set of flowers. Leave their names centered where they are. Take the bottom text and center that between the right edge and your lower left set of flowers. This would better fill the white space on the invitation and might give a nice effect, or not - play with it and see what you like best! Thanks for the idea - my folks are looking at 50 years in a short 2 years from now and my brother and I may be doing something similar. This is a gorgeous invite in my humble opinion! Nice job!