Mary Fish Guest Stamper and Day 2 of Wedding Week at the Owlery – NY Elegant

I am honored to be  Mary Fish guest Stampers today from I started stamping about 4 years ago and soon found Mary’s blog and became a devoted follower, never dreaming that I might one day be a guest stamper on a blog I so enjoy reading.

Today is my second post for Wedding Week featuring wedding invitations I have created.   Wedding invitations are one of the ways I like to use my creativity and stamping the most. I like the process of asking the questions to get a feel for what kind of invitation they want, which is way more than just what colors to use. I ask about the location, the style of wedding, the time of day, what other invitations they have liked, or not liked, etc.  It forces me to be flexible in my style while providing them something that is totally created by me with my own little touches.  Yesterday I posted a wedding invitation I called “Fresh”.   You can see that post here.  Today’s invitation, though similar, is a totally different style and feel and I call it ‘New York Elegant‘.

NY Elegance full set

NY Elegance back and outer envelop

The bride’s colors were Bashful Blue (now retired), Basic Grey, Whisper White and Gold/Silver accents. The ‘Fresh’ invitation from yesterday is soft with all rounded corners flowers and swirls.  This invitation is  full of points and corners yet maintains a very elegant feel.  We went through many many samples with various invitation styles before finally landing on this one, which was completely different from the invitation she had seen of mine that caused her to contact me in the first place.  Funny how things work out.

NY Elegance inside

All the silver swirls, stamped with an Inkadinkado stamp, were stamped with versamark then heat embossed with Stampin’ Up! silver embossing powder,  I did A LOT of embossing while creating her invitations.

Initially Silver was the only accent but as is very typical with brides, she wanted a change to the original design and asked to have gold also incorporated into her invitation. The inside I have to admit, I panicked a bit on how to pull that off with all the silver and grey already incorporated.  I opted for the use of gold lettering for their names, and gold trimmed edges sponged with gold ink for a touch of shine.

NY Elegance response card and envelope


The response card and both outer and response envelope The Back with outer envelope and Response card and envelope tucked in the belly band I relaxed once I knew the shipments had arrived safely in New York and she was thrilled with her invitations.  I loved being able to be a part of her very special day.

Here are a few reasons why you should consider hand crafted invitations:

  • I use only high quality Stampin’ Up! paper,
  • Packages include your invitation, outer envelope, response card, response envelope
  • All your initial samples are free
  • Very reasonable prices
  • Other coordinating items are also available.

But the very best reason…… your invitations will be unique to you and you alone.  You can be assured that you will not have an invitation like anyone else and it will be handcrafted with care.

I hope you have enjoyed my invitation today and thank you so much for coming over from Mary’sStampin Pretty blog. If you are in need of wedding invitations and would like to consider using me foryour special day, contact me directly at

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About Lynn

Thanks for visiting my Site. My name is Lynn Kolcun and I'm a Stampin Up Demonstrator. I love being creative with paper and ink, learning new techniques and sharing my craft with you.


  1. Oh, my! How beautiful! Did you print yourself, or send the text out to be printed at a print shop?

  2. Lynn, What a gorgeous project! You really paid attention to every detail. So happy to see your work every day. You are very talented, and I’m so happy to know you. Brian

  3. Lynn your invitations are beautiful. I am so excited to see the rest of them later this week.

  4. Lynn, your invitations are beautiful! I’ve browsed the rest of your blog as well and your other projects are awesome. You do beautiful work! Looking forward to seeing your other projects this week.

  5. Lynn, this invitations are absolutely lovely, the attention to every detail shows your amazing creativity. I’m sure the lucky bride and groom will be incredibly happy to send this gorgeous invitations to their guests who will be equally happy to receive them. Thank you for sharing.
    Maria Rodriguez, from Crown Point, IN.

  6. What beautiful work, Lynn! Look forward to seeing more. Thanks for all the inspiration!

  7. Wow! These are gorgeous! Can’t imagine how much time each one took!!
    You SPONGED the gold on the edges? Really?? It looks so perfect! Can’t imagine how you did that!

  8. Beautiful invitations Lynn! What a special touch they would add to any wedding.

  9. WOW Lynn! Your work is exquisite! So much embossing, you ARE a pro!
    Beautifully done!

  10. Lynn, your work is exquisite! I can only imagine the dedication in such projects. Your brides must feel very special indeed. Thanks so much for sharing!!

  11. Lynn-beautiful work! Love the fact that you make your own envelopes to complete the perfect pacakge.

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