A few weeks ago I shared a gift I made for a cousin's wedding shower. Now this cousin is being thrown a lingerie shower and I was asked to make some cute invitations for it. I hope that everyone likes them because they are not likely to be reproduced any time soon. My hands are still sore from all the cutting I did.
I scoured the internet for a cute corset digital image to use as a template but had a hard time finding anything that would work. I finally found a picture and printed it out to use as my cutting guide. Now, this is the old-school way to do this, you know. Really dedicated and fortunate cardsters have die-cut machines like a Silhouette or a Cricut to do this manual labor for them. I am not that fortunate yet. It is on my wish list for Santa though. So far, "Santa" hasn't laughed in my face when I shared this want with him so maybe there's a chance.
After I printed out the party information on the pretty card stock I picked out, I traced the shape of the corset around the printed area. I traced the image on the back of the card stock after holding it up to the light and trying to center it. This was a little tricky and some of the cards are a little off-center but...it was the best I could do. Then I started cutting...and cutting...and cutting. Once the fronts were all traced and cut out, I took each one and went back and traced them onto the cardstock I picked out for the back of the invite. The cutting continued. Ugh. My hands became one with my scissors. I had to pry my fingers off when the whole lot was done.
|All the details printed on the pretty card stock.|
|Tracing out the corset on the back of the printed card stock for the front of the invitation.|
|Cutting out the front.|
|Isn't it pretty?|
|Using the front to trace out the back for a better fit.|
|Lace around the bottom.|
Then I glued the front and back together and went around the whole thing again trimming off any excess.
Once everything was all put together, I added a little pearl and ribbon embellishment to finish it off.
|Corset lingerie shower invitation.|
I'm going to link this post up with a few crafty blog parties this week.