This week we’re showing you how to create a rustic twist on a classic wedding invitation using a palette of eggplant, ivory, and kraft – a beautiful color combination for late summer and fall weddings! Using a variety of papers, ink colors, and stamps, we gave some additional depth to an otherwise classic invitation. – Bailey and Emma of Antiquaria
Step One: Set an A7 (5″x7″) piece of card stock on a hard, clean surface. Ink your invitation stamp (we used our Classic Invitation Stamp) thoroughly with a black stamp pad. Center stamp over card stock, leaving room for your monogram. Carefully set the stamp down. Press moderately on the stamp. Too firm and it will smudge and too softly will not give a clear print. Remove stamp and let the ink dry. Repeat, using eggplant ink, with the monogram stamp (we used our Crest Monogram stamp) centering it at the top.
Step Two: Using the same technique as in step one, stamp your reply card (we used our Classic Reply Card stamp) & reply address (we used our Baroque Frame return address stamp). You’ll want to use a 4 bar card (3 1/2 x 4 7/8″) and a 4 bar envelope (3 5/8 x 5 1/8″) for these pieces.
Step Three: Nowadays, it is increasingly important to include your wedding website within your invitation suite. Guests rely on the wedding website for travel info, locations, and addresses – not to mention your registry! We stamped our website card (we used our Calligraphy Accent Web Card stamp) on grommeted gift tags to add some interest to the suite. We then tied some decorative gold ribbon through the hole to finish it off!
Step Four: We love to used things unexpectedly within an invitation suite… so when we ran across these tiny kraft sacks, we knew they would be perfect to incorporate into our next design! Using the same monogram from your invitations (our Crest Monogram rubber stamp) – see budget savings!! – stamp it horizontally onto your tiny kraft bag. Let dry.
Antiquaria is a member of the Designer Rolodex – you can see more of their beautiful work right here or visit the real wedding invitations gallery for more wedding invitation ideas or to inquire about custom design services!
Photo Credits: Intertwyned for Antiquaria