Hello Friends, Sorry that it's been so long. I hope this post finds you healthy, happy and creating :)
My step dad is turning 70 and I wanted to create invitations to mark this special Birthday. My mom and step dad denied my request but, I'm happy about that. I was able to transform the store bought invitations by trimming, stamping, coloring and adding another layer.
What they did was walk on over to the Paper Source, purchased some kraft invitations that say "join us!" and printed them on their printer. So proud of them.
|This is how it looked before I got to add my stamping on the invitations. (I erased some of the information to protect their privacy.)|
|This was my final and there are a few more below that I "submitted" to my mom and step dad. My mom said, "Stop creating and pick one" in the nicest way possible.|
|After stamping several times with this stamp (from Penny Black called "Breezy") and different shades of inks I colored on top of the stamping with a turquoise & green colored pencil. I really outlined and shaded with the pencils...pretty quick and easy.|
|This is the first one I did and parts of me love this the most but, it's not the right feel for the party. This is the stamp and now I understand why some stamps are better in a smaller size. I love what these circles did for the invitation. (this one was embossed with white and colored with distress markers) splashed with Dylusions ink spray.|
|After embossing this one in white I felt it was to bight but, found it was faster to color when it was embossed so ultimately I decided against the circles after stamping the one below.|
|This one was stamped with turquoise which I really liked but, my ink pad was dry and it took to long to color when it's not embossed. Don't get me wrong I like to work on projects like this stuff but, I had a quick turnaround time.|
Off to spend time with my Birthday boy husband. Enjoy your week and thanks for stopping by. Hugs, Kathy