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Old 10-15-2011, 06:24 AM   #1  
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Default Wedding invitations!

Hello All!

I have never done stamping before but would like to make my wedding invitations from stamping. I found an 8 x 5 custom wooden stamp with words of a script font (28 font). I also found some nice cardstock to stamp on. Does anyone have any advice or suggestions? I have not bought anything yet...not sure if this is too ambitious of a project! Any help would be great!

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Old 10-15-2011, 06:48 AM   #2  
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WOW! if you've never stamped before I'd try to keep it simple.
Some thoughts:
1. if you have a big stamp like that, I would lay it face up on your table, ink it, place paper on stamp and rub all over to get good coverage. If you put your paper down first, sometimes you don't get good inpressions all over.
2. Maybe you could get some precut packets with fancy edges and just layer on the one layer with the stamping. I wouldn't stamp directly on pricey precuts when I was a newbie, because I would surely mess it.
3. also every piece of paper has two sides, so if you screw up you have a second chance.
4. I think I would advise a good dye-ink because it dries quickly. For one DD we picked a metallic craft ink and it didn't dry for days!!! OR if you were going to heat emboss using embossing powder, you WOULD want craft ink, but that's a lot more time, expense, tools and experience.
Some questions? Do you know anyone local who can help you with techniques? How much time do you have?
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Old 10-15-2011, 09:37 AM   #3  
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check out the gallery for samples and info!

all the best to you!
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Old 10-15-2011, 01:32 PM   #4  
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We recently did digi stamping for DS's wedding invitations. After doing some peripheral pieces, I was really glad that we didn't have to individually stamp all the parts of the wedding invitations. And, this is from an avid stamper!
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