I was so honored when my good friend, Kristen, contacted me to create a First Communion invitation for her daughter, Kelsea. Kristen gave me a few requests, such as colors and religious symbols, but otherwise I was able to do what I wanted.
The design of the invitation started with the cross stamp I found. It was so pretty, I knew it would work for the invitation. Then, I found this gorgeous embossed white cardstock that I wanted to use. Figuring out how to use both together sort of stumped me. They were both so pretty and delicate that I didn't want one to over-power the other. I had vellum in my head, I would stamp the cross on vellum and then overlay on the white...didn't look good...it took me a few attempts with the vellum to get past using it.
This is the finished invitation. I heat embossing the cross on the same pink cardstock that I used for the card base. Then cut out and applied to the white embossed cardstock with pop-dots. Originally I planned to add ribbon to the invitation, but after the cross was applied the ribbon sort of cluttered it up and took away from the design of the stamp and the embossing on the white cardstock, so I eliminated the ribbon. I still wanted to add a little something to make it a special, so I added a small pearl into the center of the cross. I really loved how the finished invitation ended up. And I got an email from Kristen stating that she loved the picture that I sent her...hopefully she was even more pleased when she received the real thing in the mail!
Thanks, Kristen, for asking me to make these inviations for you!