More crazy laser cutter action
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Crazy Crap We’ve Made Vaguely Recently Week continues, with our wedding invitations. I love showing them off (to a rather scary degree) since I think they turned out awesome.
Like the glassware, we also made ‘em on the laser cutter.
The edging is all laser-cut. We were trying for wood bark but it turned out more abstract. I like it:
Detail of one of the monograms:
If you turn the invitation over, this is the only thing on the back. I think that’s all you need.
The inside. It’s an oak tree (a coast live oak, ubiquitous in this area) and leaves, drawn by my husband.
Detail of the oak leaves. I really liked those oak leaves, we used them as motifs on everything. Note the scorching from the laser on the edges, which I think is a neat effect and makes it look more organic.
Once we got a design down, it didn’t take too long to power through them all. Especially since our wedding was fairly small. It took a couple days to nail down a design, four hours to cut them all, one afternoon to spray glue them together and one afternoon to assemble and mail them. They were a big hit.
It was the only really insanely crafty thing we did for the wedding, I promise.