Monday, February 15, 2010

Baby Shower Invitation

Finally! I've come up with a card for a baby that I LIKE! This card is the invitation for my cousin Abby's baby shower, which will be held next month in Indiana. I won't be able to attend, but I wanted to be part of the event in some way, so I volunteered to make the invitations.

The baby's nursery doesn't really have a theme, but the walls are painted baby blue and tan. So I pulled out Bashful Blue and Kraft card stock and began experimenting with some new stamps I have.

The striping on the Kraft is done with a new small stripes stamp that's featured in the Occasions Mini. It's a great size; 2 7/8" square. This makes it easier to work with than a large background stamp. There are 4 of these, and I purchased 3! I stamped the stripes with Whisper White Craft ink and heat embossed them with White Embossing Powder.

I used a second one, albeit in a very small way on the BB card stock. If you click on the picture of the card, you can see the small letters peeking out behind the focal image. I have a feeling these are going to get a lot of use!

The bug is from the Level 1 Hostess set offerings and is called Love Bug. I stamped it with Sahara Sand Classic Ink and then colored it with that and a BB Stampin' Write Marker.

The heart was almost an afterthought. I couldn't figure out how to incorporate a sentiment that made this into an announcement/invitation. I had this heart in the same small box I was keeping the buttons, and I remembered that I have a very small stamp that says "it's a boy". My son wandered in while I was trying to determine placement of all the pieces, and he's responsible for this result!

I only have 11 of these to make once I get a thumbs-up from the hostess, so that won't be overwhelming. I have a pretty busy week. Working every day except Wednesday, crafting at Ronald McDonald House tomorrow night, then hosting a group of high school girls Friday night through Sunday morning for our church's local retreat. Good times! Have a great week!

1 comment:

Paper Potter said...

That IS cute! I liked this stamp set so well I got it in all three available languages, but gave the spanish one away. I kept the French one thinking that some day I'd like to speak French and have French-speaking friends to practice with. I know. It's silly. But I can dream can't I?