You complete me

July 10, 2008 § 5 Comments

The wedding invitation project is complete! Overall, I am in love with them. They say so much about our style and it’s just so much more personal having made them ourselves.

It was actually fun to do these, too (not that I wasn’t ready to throw the gocco out during the first screen imprinting disaster). But things went swimmingly after finishing that first panel (and a few drinks). I think the cover image was just too much blackened area for the text to stand out. Thankfully, the design is weathered and rustic looking enough to make it look like it’s intended – score!

Another thing I wasn’t expecting was that the chipboard absorbs a lot of ink, so if you intend to do something like this it’s always a good idea to have plenty on hand. Most importantly, take your time and make plenty of extras in case of inking issues. A long holiday weekend was a perfect way to finish this up, as it gave time for an entire day of drying for each panel.

Behold the finished product:

Cost breakdown:

chipboard cd sleeves (150) – $60
paper for inserts & rsvp postcards (50) – $33
envelopes (100) = $27
gocco screens (5) – $15
gocco bulbs (8) – $6
gocco ink (2) – $7
inkjet ink – $0
labor – $0 (although I may owe the Mr. for his skillful drying and arranging services)

TOTAL = $148.00 (or $0.99 per invitation).

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