I’ll start where we left off.
Before we get to the meat, sorry for all the blurriness. I am simply respecting Mr. Lime’s wishes for privacy. One day, I hope to be able to post them in their full glory.
Pull it out, and you see this:
I wanted one, contained package without anything loose to fall out or be lost (I tend to do this myself =P. I think my guests are better than me at keeping tabs on loose paper pieces, but to make it easier for all, everything is “bound” together).
Another view (this one to make you sleeeeepeeeee . . . )
(Components visible: Paper Source White #10 Backing, a mix of Paper Source’s ‘red’ and ‘pool ‘ eyelets and snaps, Clearprint 1000H drafting vellum cut down to size by Printing Palace, white Gocco ink.)
Open it up, to the invitation page. Yeah, our alignment was a bit off on this one during the assembly process. You see a bit of the directions card’s text peeking through, and the stamp on the RSVP card peeking through, too.
(Components: Paper Source P.S.Collection flat paper in ‘pool,’ again cut down by Printing Palace.White and basic red Gocco ink.)
A few detail shots that show the properties of the white Gocco ink. It wasn’t quite as opaque on my medium toned paper as I hoped it’d be, but it worked. It’s also thicker than most other colors, giving anything printed an *almost* embossed feel.
Closeup of white Gocco ink yumminess and the circle that marks the spot.
RSVP page, perforated so postcard can be torn out and sent back to us:
(You can see the back of the eyelet we used to mark “the spot” on the directions page.)
The back. Yes, only two of the seven eyelets/snaps are visible through the pre-drilled holes of the #10 backing. Yes, it was a PITA.
One last bit of grommet-y goodness: Setting all these gave Mr. Lime and me some massive forearms and arthritic-feeling elbows.
Software used for layout:
I “hand drew” all graphic elements (the few that there are) and the map from scratch in Illustrator.
Everything was then printed on my trusty, now dusty Gocco B5 (discontinued model that has been replaced by the PG Arts model) printer.
The End! For now…some tips and photos of the process to come. You get to see the mess and madness behind it all!