The base is basic gray cardstock, and is layered with Bride DSP, a square piece of Whisper White that I embossed with polka dots, and then the name of the couple, that was die cut using the Big Shot and some Nestabilities die. That is one thing I love about the Big Shot - it is very compatible with other dies. Everyone should have a Big Shot in their craft room. And, right now, if you were to order the Big Shot thru me, you would also earn TWO Sale-A-Bration items for free!!! Tack on another $50 in product, dies, embossing folders, anything, and you would earn hostess benefits PLUS another free Sale-A-Bration item. You don't get all of these add ons when you purchase a Big Shot at the box stores now do you?????
Here is a detail shot of the invite. The nice thing about this style - you could easily add a third color by adding a layer behind the polka dot embossed image. When talking with a customer at the Bridal Fair, her colors are gray (it's really on trend for proms and weddings this year), white and a light pink. We discussed adding a pink layer, and I think that would be fabulous. You could also change out the ribbon, and just depending on the person, it could be too much. That's the nice thing about doing your own invites - you can customize them to your liking.
I did a matching favor box....this is SUPER quick to put together. The lid is the Petal Card die from Stampin' Up!, which I cut out using the Bride DSP, the bottom is a simple square piece of Basic Gray CS. The bottom could be made as short or tall as needed. The Petal Card is held together with the Satin Ribbon - attached with Snail. I added the couple's initial by heat embossing it with Silver EP, and layered it with a scallop oval.
I think these would be adorable scattered on the tables with candies in them. It would be pretty easy to make other coordinating items with this clean and simple style too. Place cards, table numbers, thank you notes, save the dates....the list goes on, and on........