Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Shower Invites A & B

I am working on the invites for my sister-in-law's shower. I am making 20 of them so it's right in that gray area between "I can add a layer here or an embellishment there since there's not too many" and "keep it simple there are only 24 stampin hours in a day"

It's going to be interesting to see what it looks like on the blog (my layout "softens" my pics). It looks a lot different IRL, this poor pregnant lady looks bright orange!!! She's really cute IRL. Anyway let's call this "my starting point" since I can't send out this poor orange woman and I'll use it as a little tutorial on how to make something that isn't your favorite look better.

**Tip Alert** Whenever I am planning something like an invitation that I know I am going to fiddle around with a few times before I love it, I make a template. When I am adhering the layers of CS together I use a smidge of removable double sided tape on the top of the layer so it pops on and off easily and I can flip it over and still use the backside of the card stock so I am not "wasting" it in my trial and error process.

Here's the new and improved version! Well I kept the original River Rock base but beyond that it's all new!! After looking at the first card for awile I realized, although I love blush blossom, it took over the first card a little. So I replaced it with very vanilla that I emboosed with stylized flowers(cuttlebug). I originally used my corner rounder to soften the main image since its for a girl but I changed my mind and decide to tear the edges instead for softness. I also knew the main image in guava needed to be toned down a bit, so I opted for river rock instead. I still wanted the guava ribbon on the card, but there was too much on the first card. On card B, I just used a smidge of ribbon on the main image. I kept the paper piecing on the purse, since I'm addicted to paper piecing!

I'm still not sure about the "you're invited" oval, but it's coming along......

Thanks for stoppin' by!


basement stamper

This is a beautiful card!! Love these colors!! TFS! :)


This is gorgeous Erin!! I can't believe I missed it this morning, duh.....Love the colors you used!! Fabulous card! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex


They're both beautiful! Great colors and love the glitter and embossing. I think I like the second one a smidge better because of the dsp and the embossed flowers, they go great together. Awesome job with this invite task! :)


These invites are adorable. I like the layout of the first one.


What great cards!!! I just ordered this stamp set and can't wait to get it and play with it!!!!

Congrats on becoming an Aunt this summer!!!

Flossie's Follies

These are great cards.


These are beautiful Erin.
I wrote you an email 2 days ago. Did you recieve it? If not, please write to me, so I can resend it :)


I agree, like the second one better. I have to admit, I did not like this set when I saw it. But I like it much better after I have seen what you have done with it.