I haven't posted in a while, but not for the usual reasons. I haven't lost interest. I've been working on a large project that has taken all of my time. I actually have been working on a few projects, but the large project is finished. I've been making 30 invitations for a baby shower. I decided to use an image of a bear in a moon & water color it. It is so cute, but so time consuming. I also foiled the sentiment on the front of the invitation. I had to figure out how to best do that with my laminating machine. I've also done a chipboard album & a guest book. I'll post those when they are completed. I have done a video on the invitation along with my Easter card that I'll show in a later blog post.
The invitations are really straightforward. I guess you could call them clean & simple. That is something I never do. I'm just not good at it. I didn't even add foam tape! I simply used my Strathmore cold press 140 lb. watercolor paper & cut it out with the petite oval nestabilities. I stamped the image onto the oval with my Versamark watermark ink pad & embossed it with my black Powder Keg embossing powder. I was sure to first use an embossing buddy on the paper so I didn't have any stray embossing powder. I then colored in the imaged with my Twinking H2O's. When I use my H20's, I always spray them with water ahead of time so they form a creamy paint. I like to apply them with a waterbrush. I find that the stiff bristles on the brush give me more control than other brushes. From there it was just a matter of layering everything together. The foiling is the only other unique thing that I did. I got the idea of using my lamination machine to foil my greeting from Jennifer Maguire. She shows you how to do it on you tube. Just search it & it will come up. I always love her ideas. This picture is a bit washed out, but you get the idea. Just let me know if you have any questions.
PAPERS: Mambi Baby Girl 12x12 paper stack, DCWV Metallic Textured Paper Pink, 140 Lb. Strathmore cold press watercolor paper
STAMPS: Inkadinkado teddybear & saying
INKS & PAINTS: Brilliance Pearlescent Orchid ink pad, Versafine Onyx Black ink pad, Versamark Watermark ink pad, Twinkling H2O's baby's breath, chiffon pink, celestial sun, golden sand
ADHESIVES: Scotch Quick-Dry Adhesive,
MISCELLANEOUS: Powder Keg black embossing powder, heat tool, Minc light pink foil, laminating machine, deco crop-a-dile corner rounder, Claudine Hellmuth #4 round paint brush, fine tip water brush, Spellbinders Nestabilities small & large long rectangles, large petite ovals & large petite scalloped ovals
Saturday, April 4, 2015
Baby Shower Invitation
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