The Draft Wedding Invitation

Lately I've been playing around with different invitation ideas. I'm not really a traditional person and I like to gift people things that they can keep forever so I've been researching card ideas that I can transform into wedding invitations.

Here's the first in a long line of ideas. Please excuse the fact that it is a bit messy and says happy birthday, it was a rough draft with old stamp sets and card stock just to play around with different ideas.

I love that it's got three sections and the possibility for more sections to write all the information down. I could use one section for general details, another for accommodation details and the front can have our initials on.

I absolutely love this colour combination and it's quite similar to the colours I'm thinking about using for my wedding. The extra 3D pop out flowers really add an extra dimension to this card that really gives it a bit of oomph!

I hope you like my first draft and looking forward to the more polished finish.

Speak soon,

Pootler Design Team - Bookcase Builder Week 3

Awwwww! I am so sad that it's the final week of the Pootle's Design team for Feb, but I have had so much fun being a part of it, and I really hope to be part of another one in the future.
*Images © Stampin’ Up! ®

So my final project is dedicated to all my friends who have little babies. I decided to make it for a baby boy as most of my projects are quite feminine and I really enjoyed taking this one in a different direction. I didn't even use blue to represent the masculinity, I used a green-y colour (who says boys and girls are determined by pink and blue) Bermuda Bay to be exact.

I love the colour combination and the simplicity of it. The basic black really pops against the Bermuda Bay and I love how the stripy background gives the project extra oomph.

I used a fair few dimensional's with this project (who doesn't love dimensional's??) to really give the project..... well....... dimension hah! I didn't just use it on the main picture too, I stamped the sentiment twice. Once on Whisper White and once on Bermuda Bay, after which I cut out the "memories" and "moments" text and elevated them to really make the sentiment stand out as I think it is super duper adorable.

I also liked limiting myself to using just Bermuda Bay ink. To get the gradient of colour under the cutsie little teddy bears and alphabet blocks I simply dabbed ink onto my stamp and stamped three times moving across the paper slightly each time to create the effect. (I used the wishy washy stamp from the perpetual birthday stamp set :))

Well I absolutely loved using this stamp set. I must admit I had my fears about using it when I first realised which one we would be showcasing and I was trying to think how I could use it without showcasing the obvious before it even arrived. But once I received it and I started playing around with all the different stamps the ideas just kept flowing. Even now I'm still playing and coming up with ideas.

I hope you've loved February's design team. I certainly have!

Speak to you soon,
Jessica xoxo

Pootler Design Team - Bookcase Builder Week 2

Welcome back to week 2 everyone. I hope you are enjoying the amazing projects that have been showcased so far. I'm still a giddy kipper about showcasing my own projects and still find it completely unbelievable that I was chosen to be part of the Pootler's Design Team.

*Images © Stampin’ Up! ®

So this week I decided to do some thing a little bit different. But I'm really glad I did as I have a new found love of homemade cards. I'm normally one of those that enjoys figuring out a 3D project, but I absolutely loved creating this card.

I liked the simple colours. Whisper White and Night of Navy.... so elegant. And with a pop of Real Red to add a bit of dimension.

Even if I do say so myself, I really think I stretched the boundaries of this stamp set by using it this way. I love tailoring projects to events that have. or are happening in my life. As I mentioned in my last Design Team blog, I have just become a homeowner with my fiancee. Our next step is to get married, and being the typical girly girl I have already decided on my wedding colours ( I may have even already decided on these before he proposed *ahem*).

Our wedding is going to be Navy and Silver with a hint of Pink, so I made this card as close to those colours as possible. Night of Navy, Whisper White and Real Red.

I love the sentiment "I didn't know we were making memories, I just thought we were having fun" It really spoke to me when I was designing the card as Tom proposed to me while we were on holiday for my birthday. I really didn't expect it at all, I just thought we were on holiday and I love how it m arks another chapter in our lives.
The globes are symbolic for the fact we were abroad when it happened, but that we carried that love back home.

I loved creating this card and I hope you love it too.
Speak to you soon,
Jessica xoxo

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