Sunday, February 21, 2010

Invitation Inserts - Check!

So I've finally marked off another DIY on my To-Do list, and this one has been a major pain! It has mostly been a pain because of me and my obsessive-compulsive nature, as well as my indecisiveness. But after messing around with these for about 3 or 4 months now, I've finally figured out how I want to have them look! Since our wedding colors are hot pink and tangerine, I wanted to incorporate both colors into our invites, and so far I had only used hot pink. So, why not use the tangerine in the inserts?! Here they are:
I wanted them to have a layered look, as well as incorporate our tangerine color, and I think I pulled it off! Another thing that I found to be so difficult was the design/look of the inserts. I LOVE my Upsy Daisy stamp design and I wanted to incorporate it somehow. However, the stamp is rather large and the inserts are smaller. So I was able to use my embossing ink from my embossing project, and produce a watermark on my inserts like so..
I love how they turned out! No more stressing over these! Well at least at far as design =) I didn't put a watermark on my directions insert since it has such a large map on it already. I'm really proud of this map too. I worked quite a few hours on it, and it came out great. Here is how I made the map..

Directions on Making a Map:
  1. Using Google Map, type in the location of your wedding location(s). Zoom in.
  2. Press the "Print Scrn" button on your keyboard to copy your image.
  3. Open Microsoft Powerpoint, and paste your image on to a slide.
  4. Insert lines, images etc., and outline the streets, landmarks, rivers and locations of significance that will help your guests find your location. I included a river, a park, and a landmark on mine to help. 
  5. Label accordingly. Maybe even make a Key.
  6. Now with your outlines, labels and images in place, click on the pasted Google map, and delete it. You'll be left with your map.

2 comments:

Ashley @ Bride on a Budget said...

I love how they turned out!

Christy said...

Your Envelope liners are SO awesome!!! I found a piece of scrapbook paper I love and wanted to incorporate it into my invites somehow, and I think you just answered my question!

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