I'd like to show you the invitation I made for my own wedding some months ago. My wife and I wanted a forest feel in everything related to the wedding, so we came up with the idea of a party full of animal guests for the invitation.
One of the features I wanted to play with since the beginning was the unfolding stages. For the cover, a colorful text would keep the forest concept secret for the guest before opening the card.
Unfolding the cover, only a part of the complete illustration is revealed, and a sort of platypus chamberlain informs of the happy event being celebrated. The background is shared with the party illustration, giving a seamless look.
Once opened, the full forest party shows up.
Oh, and let me introduce you the Platypus Brothers, everyone's favourites!
And of course, I'm available for greeting cards design! Just contact me with the details and I'll be glad to make your special day a little more special :)