I’m usually the ‘go-to’ person for graphic work for announcements, invitations, pictures, etc. This year, I was asked to make invitations. Last Sunday, I finally finished all the SJBCI 2008 Anniversary Invitations. They wanted something a little more formal so I made these:
This was taken by my iPhone so it’s a little blurry but they’re easy to make. The final invitation has the dimensions of 4.5×6.
White 8×11 Cardstock Paper
Oatmeal Textured 12×12 Cardstock Scrapbook Paper
3D Mounting Square Mounting Stickers
So to start, I took a digital picture of the pews in our church and retouched it so it looked polished to use as a background for the invitation. I started w/ the original (photo on left) and retouched the picture and added text (photo on right):
I used this as the main invitation found inside of the outer envelope. To save on costs, I opted to have them printed on photo machines costing $.15-$.20 instead of printing 2 on cardstock paper from Staples which would have cost $1.05.
I then took the 12×12 Textured Cardstock Paper and cut them in half using a paper cutter. Using a 3D mounting square sticker, I attached the invitation in the middle of the textured cardstock paper. I then folded the cardstock paper in 3 as to showcase the invitation in the middle when the envelope is opened.
Again using photoshop, I created a text graphic, matching the "Going, Going, & Beyond" which said "You’re Invited." I printed 28 on one page and had it colored printed on White 8×11 cardstock paper from Staples. I used a paper cutter to cut them little rectangles. Again, I used the 3D mounting squares to elevate the sticker on the envelope.
All the colors matched. I used the fall color palate of brown, mustard, gold, and oatmeal. It got good feedback, so I was glad they ended up looking very polished and professional.
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