Kristin Peterson: mixed media, collage, painter, artist

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

wedding invitations

IMG_2744 by alteredstatesstudio
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.....
  1. have a price already in mind when you deliver the sample
  2. do not allow the bride and her mother and family to assist with any portion of the card making
i tell you.....i normally sweat shop it with my mom or a select few others when doing big projects and somehow i believed that all women either scrapbook or make cards or do something artistic= basically, that anyone can make what i make.....with this particular group that was not the case.
 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!


  1. What a funny story! Beautiful invite!! xo Evie

  2. you are a brave little one. I am too much of a control freak to allow other people to put their paws on my projects hahahahahaha I think I would have had a heart attack if someone asked me which way to put the paper in.


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