OBT member “Elisa” created some really unique looking wedding invitations with the use of a laser cutting machine.
We laser-cut the blue cardboard using our friend's thumbprint to access the zillion-dollar machinery at RMIT (for real! there's a gadget thingy attached to the machine that reads fingerprints! No access to the plebes!), and the orange paper is this weird transparent stuff that's heavier than tissue paper but still kind of see-through.
We just printed the info on some nice heavy-ish white-ish paper and stuck a rectangle of that on the inside, but I'm only posting a mock-up because I'm a luddite and can't figure out how to blur out our surnames etc.
Clearly, the bride herself acknowledges that this is not something everyone can just DIY, so I thought I'd do some research into how us “plebes” could get access to something this cool.
If you're super into the idea of DIYing your invites, Instructables.com has step-by-step instructions that show you how you can make your own laser cutter! This makes absolutely no sense to me, but some of you engineer-types out there might be able to pull this off.
For those of you that don't feel like getting all MacGyver on your wedding invitations, I found a company called The Hummingbird Card Co. in the UK. They offer a bespoke service to have your own custom design cut for your wedding invites. I also found Techno-Laser whom I didn't get in touch with, but it looks like they do custom work as well.
So get to lasering and then thank Elisa for the amazing invite inspiration!