Tuesday, July 15, 2008

DIY gocco save-the-date

We are nearing the 3 month mark. I remember reading wedding blogs last year thinking, WHOA those girls only have 3 months to go. That must be a trip. And now here I am, almost there myself. SO now's when the hardcore DIY projects start coming out.

I would classify myself is as pretty determined DIY bride. Most of my projects haven't made their worldly appearance yet, (they are fairly comfortable relaxing in my head or on a list at this point), but I thought I'd start sharing what has gone down so far.

GOCCO! i love gocco. in the course of this project, i learned everything one should NOT attempt when using gocco. Literally had to redesign our save-the-date at least 3 or 4 times during the printing process. I was, shall we say, ambitious about what one can achieve with their plastic screen printing toy. Which means, with each screen, I realized the next wasn't going to work the way I imagined. le sigh.

So here they are... the back inspired by a vintage postcard, the front was, well, whatever I could cobble together during multiple near disasters in printing. There is another shot of the front in the picture from my post on paint chips. And my original post card inspiration came from these (i wrote about them on our office blog before I had my own).

enjoy:



Notice how the white ink is less than ideally legible on recycled chip board. oops.

9 comments:

rebekah at elizabeth anne said...

Ooh! These are gorgeous!

Abbey Goes Design Scouting said...

these look lovely!!! good luck!

Peonies and Polaroids said...

Wow, these are gorgeous! I love the white ink, I think it looks beautiful.

Rebecca said...

Beautiful design!

Polka Dot Bride said...

What a stunning blog you have!

I LOVE your Save The dates! So simple but pretty!

Shannon said...

i love these!!! what fonts did you use for your script. love it so much!

Melinda said...

I've just started reading your blog, so I'll have to catch up, but I love the Gocco stuff, can you tell me where you got your Gocco? Everywhere I look seems to be sold out!

Thank you!

Bethany said...

I love the postcard recycled paper you used...where did you find it? I live in Long Beach, Ca and love the idea you used with the paper. Ordered a gocco yesterday online can't wait to try it out.

sex life said...

This cannot really work, I feel so.