This weekend I was at a conference kinda near to where Quiet Girl lives, so I went over to her place after I was done with all my fancy conferencing (Side note: my presentation went pretty awesome, and I met a pretty interesting person who was also presenting at my roundtable, and now we are facebook friends- she also studies cohabitation, networking FTW!)
Quiet girl has been working for a while on hand carving a stamp for our wedding invitations, and this weekend we finally sat down and made them all! It was really fun- first we stamped these cards with white ink, then we put embossing powder on them and I heated the cards so the embossing powder would melt and emboss (it's really cool to watch, at one point it reaches a tipping point and goes from a powder to this gold stuff). Then I inked in all the suns, and Quiet girl inked the hills and the sky. The inside has this green paper with the invitation details on it in dark brown ink. I attached all the green papers to the invitations with photo-mounting stickers.
Anyways, point is, the invitations are done- all that is left is putting the invites in the envelopes and sticking on the return address labels I just made (they are already addressed and stamped and have direction sheets in them)- should be able to finish that tonight and send them out tomorrow maybe. Amy also gave me this sealing wax stuff, so I'm going to experiment with that later and see how that works, may or may not use it.
Anyway, here is a picture of an invitation! Each one is slightly different, but this is generally what they look like: