Tuesday, August 12, 2008
Samantha's Party Invitations
These are the invitations for Samantha's birthday party. While we were looking for images for Jenna's invites, Samantha picked out this one. I used a Riley image from Hanna Stamps and colored it in with Prisma Markers. I used a flower punch for the flower beside the antler. After punching it out, I put a generous drop of Glossy Accents in the center and then covered that with Doodlebug Orange Sugar Coated Glitter. After it dried I bent the edges of the flower toward the center to give it a little of a 3-D look. Samantha's favorite colors are yellow and orange and she just wanted to use the plain colored cardstock. When I was putting everything together I thought it just looked a little blah so I decided to add the stamped flowers onto the yellow paper to create a background. Of course I decided this after I had cut out all twelve pieces of cardstock. My wonderful husband helped stamp all those flowers! The stamp is from Clear Dollar Stamps Aloha set and was stamped using CTMH Honey and Sunflower inks. Over the grass skirt I used these fabulous new markers called Atyou Spica.
We had a wonderful time in Indiana. I have to tell you I have the best husband and in-laws in the world. We found three different scrapbook/stamp stores, and I spent some serious time in each one. If you ever go to Nashville, Indiana, you have to go to Paper Trix. I thought I had died and gone to heaven. They had more stamps than I have ever seen in one location. It was amazing. The selection was great, the owners so friendly and knowledgeable and they had a great assortment of examples. We went there not once but twice and stayed for about 2 hours each trip. The first day they were demonstrating the Spica markers that my husband bought for me and I made a card using them. I also got to try out Twinkling H20 paints, which were much easier to use than I thought they would be. My in-laws were soooooo patient with me. So everyone go to Indiana to Paper Trix (and since you are going can I ride with you?)!