The Art of Darkness

Mind-Blowing Lasercut Wedding Invitation

January 20th, 2011 by Cobwebs

Lasercut InvitationArtist Sonja Buehrke created this astonishing lasercut wedding invitation, which is completely inkless.

With the invitation telling the romantic fairy tale story of their wedding, from the proposal to the actual wedding party at a castle with alpine scenery, the folded leporello silhouette landscape card, does not only tell the story, but is unique and a keepsake to always remember the most gorgeous day of their lives. The intricate design and the folded pieces, combined especially with the two-colored paper make this invitation a little piece of art.

It started as a hand cut cutart wedding invitation, but I wanted it to be much more delicate and detailed. So the technique was to be laser cut with a touch of laser engraving. Producing an invitation without ink, it was a challenge to get the typography to be readable. Apart from that, it was also a challenge to not overdue the design, because the lasertime is expensive.

“Expensive” is rather an understatement in this case, as the invitations worked out to $25 each.

If you don’t have that kind of budget (if you do, can I come to your wedding?), the same general idea could be used as inspiration for a hand-cut–or even just printed–foldable stand-up card. If you happen to have access to a laser cutter (some colleges have them), this would be an amazing project.

There are several more detail photos at the FPO site. Go take a look!

(via Super Punch)

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