Monday, 4 June 2012

Birthday Party Invites

My youngest, William, will be 10 next month and he's been nagging me for ages to make his birthday party invitations.  So here's the prototype - for which I used the colours of this week's Dynamic Duos challenge and had a second go at the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches.  This also meets the criteria for this week's Stampin' Royalty challenge, which is to go masculine.

William wanted me to use the Extreme Guitar set, so I had all the components I needed to come up with this:

For the card, I embossed the guitarist in white EP on Whisper White cardstock.  I then cut him out with an oval nestie and while the die cut was still in the nestie, I sponged some Island Indigo ink.  BTW, this took me four attempts because the nestie kept moving.  I think because my cutting pad on my Big Shot is so warped, it's actually warped the nestie, so it wouldn't sit nicely on the cardstock.  Time for new cutting plates, methinks!

Anyway, once I finally got that sorted, I layered onto another Whisper White oval.  The rest of the card is pretty self-explanatory.

Here are the challenges I used:

Products used (all Stampin' Up! unless otherwise stated):

Stamps:  Extreme Guitar; Introducing
Cardstock:  Real Red; Island Indigo; Whisper White
Ink:  Versamark; Read Red; Island Indigo
Accessories:  Stripes EF; Nestabilities; sponge; Tasteful Trim die

Thanks for looking.



Anonymous said...

What a terrific card, I love it! Thank you for explaining... I'd assumed you'd done a great "masking job!" :) Happy Birthday to a very cool 10 year old (he must be because his invitation is totally cool! Good going mamma!) Donna

Tui Nathan said...

What a great card ... That image is so cool and I love the emboss resist technique ...well done!
Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!!,

Cindy Hall said...

Great card! I love how you used the sketch, great colors, and your technique is so well done! Thanks for sharing with us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

Melissa said...

This is absolutely perfect for a 10-year-old's birthday! Way to go! Love this!!! Thanks so much for joining us at Dynamic Duos this week! :)

Tara (Murphy) Bourgoin said...

Very cool! Love what you did with the sponging and the embossed guitar player! Wonderful invitation for a young man's birthday :)

Bronwyn Eastley said...

Well worth the extra effort to get the sponging right as this is a fantastic card. Thanks for playing along with us at Dynamic Duos.

Kim S said...

He is so cool in white surrounded by the indigo - love it! So glad to see you at Dynamic Duos!

Lesley said...

Awesome job with the sketch and the colours. Thanks for joining us at Dynamic Duos this week and at Freshly Made Sketches!

Anne Marie Hile said...

Such a great idea for b'day invites, Karren! Love how you used the sketch and the colors together, too. Thanks for joining us this week at Dynamic Duos! :)