Monday, August 31, 2009

DIY Graphics - Invitations

Being a native of the Lowcountry, nothing is more quintessentially 'Lowcountry' to me than Carew Rice's silhouette art (scroll down a bit). This is something of a tribute to his work.

Photo credit: Evita Smith.

We hoped that making a 'sandwich board' style invite would cut down on them either going in a drawer or in the trash.

We cut every piece of paper and made the pockets ourselves. Michael made the nifty plexiglass cutting template for the top edge of the pocket.

Total cost with postage was about $150 for 80 invitations and 70 mailings.

Photo credit: Evita Smith.

Photo credit: Evita Smith.
You can see the original invitation which shows Old Sheldon Church Ruins. We were scheduled to be married there until big changes in our family, causing us to move 3.5 months before the wedding and changing our venue, and adding a lot of work to prepare and make for the new venue - our home.

Photo credit: Evita Smith.
Stamp and wax purchased from Wax-works which is more for custom stuff and Wax Seals is more for peel and stick.

1 comment:

  1. don't suppose you could share your oak silhouette image with me? I am making a friend's wedding invitation and they are doing the lowcountry wedding under the oaks think next summer! let me know