Textures. You may not think so, but texture is an important aspect of your wedding invitations. Remember, texture is anything you can feel with your skin, and in this case, with your hands. If you can, use embossed or textured paper as a backing. This can add so much dimension and beauty to your wedding invitation. Balance. In art, balance refers to how "heavy" one side of the artwork is to the other. You should use the same concept in your DIY wedding cards.
Another traditional, but not conventional, design offered in the Anna Griffin Wedding Album collection is the Platinum Swirls wedding invitation. The invitation consists of four separate layers, in the tradition of the most romantic and elegant of handmade invitations and Victorian cards. The backing layer is a heavyweight ecru with a fine platinum border, in the tradition of wedding invitations throughout the generations. A delicate paper patterned with platinum swirls forms a middle layer between the ecru backing and the elegantly bordered wording panel. Between the swirls and your wording, a satin platinum ribbon lends an additional touch of elegance.