It's almost here. The day women dread from the time they turn 25....my 30th birthday is in August! Aaaaaahhhh!
I've been throwing around whether or not I want to have a birthday party, and since there were a couple of challenges that I wanted to try I thought I'd make a first attempt at an invitation.
The 30 is cut from Doodletype, and I wanted it to fill up almost the entire page. It's a big deal, after all! Then I wanted to add the little grasshopper from Stretch Your Imagination because...well...I think he's cute and I've always wanted to use him for something. But I wanted to make him festive, so I added the party hat from Doodlecharms, cut with the blackout feature. He's cut at 1.5 inches, the hat is at .75. I even used some old Doodlebug paper for the hat- it's a doodle fest in here!
I embossed some white paper with my Cuttlebug Seeing Spots folder, and it looked SO HARSH against the blue. So I used some blue and purple ink and one of my makeup sponges, and just inked all over the page. It was still pretty harsh, so I pulled out my Ek Success corner rounder (the medium one) and chomped away. That helped a lot. Then I added the little hop marks with a black gel pen, and it was done!
Since it's an invitation, I had to include all of the information! I used Pink by Design stamps Party Time for the entire page. It has mix-and-match sentiments for all sorts of invitations. It's great! I stamped it in the same purple ink that I used for inking the front of the card.
|I'm not sure why the picture came out so yellow? It's really a piece of white cardstock|
and purple writing in real life. I think it has to do with the flash being on.
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