More invites…

25 Aug

Would it be bad to sell all my possessions and use the money to buy a laser cutter?

Here is an invitation that I designed for our friends Alex and Gareth. The initial brief was for something “folded into A6” – which is a somewhat lacking in direction as far as briefs go – but you will see that I managed to completely ignore that and just got on with whatever I damn well liked!
Very fortunately for me, Ally and Gareth approved of the design and here we have it:

Most pleased with these as it was another chance to try out some more laser cutting and to do something a bit different. I really like the look of the cutting on the more rustic style recycled board. The inside of the invite has been printed onto a nice textured, recycled paper. Most of the info is printed and then just the names have been handwritten on afterwards, so that it gives the appearance of each invitation having been specifically handwritten for each recipient (cunning, uh?).
The other inserts have been printed on recycled paper made from waste banana skins left over from UK wildlife parks.
Seriously – what more could one want from a piece of recycled paper??

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2 Responses to “More invites…”

  1. Jenny Ellory September 29, 2010 at 2:26 pm #

    These wedding invites you keep doing are lovely! Where are you getting them lazer cut? Must cost the earth!

    • birdface October 1, 2010 at 11:42 am #

      Thanks Jenny!
      The laser cutting is expensive, but the cards are standard sizes and unprinted, so that saves a bit of cash. Everything has been hand-finished too, so that helps.
      I think it’s worth paying out for the cutting work as it makes a lovely effect (even if I do say so myself!).

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