IMG_2744, a photo by alteredstatesstudio on Flickr.
this is the wedding invitation that i made for a friend. the count is now at 200 invites. i have learned a few things from doing this project.....
- have a price already in mind when you deliver the sample
- do not allow the bride and her mother and family to assist with any portion of the card making
i showed up to basically get them going and knew when a sister asked me which way to put the paper into the cutter to get it to work- i was in trouble.....omg.....i didn't panic then- not yet, i showed her how it worked and kept moving forward....onto the inking. i tried to show the soft touch of rubbing the ink pad with the cottonball and then onto the card.....marginal....ok; but when we were working on the tags, i couldn't take it any longer. i just wanted to scoop up all of the supplies and not let anyone of them touch these! i was so thankful when the mom declared that we had worked enough for one night. so when we went to look at the dress- i had to tell the mom (who thankfully is a good friend....."i can't allow you to make ANY more cards. none.")
thankfully the next morning when i saw the mom at work, we laughed so hard we both had tears. we thought it would make a fabulous piece for a movie and thought if anyone would have really been watching, they would have been in stitches!