Friday, April 11, 2008
Time For Tea!
A great friend of mine has asked me to make invitations for her daughter's third birthday party. The theme? Tea Party!!! She is having it at her home with little tables covered in cloths, white gloves trimmed in marabou fur and small snacks and tea!! She wanted something beautiful, elegant and classic.
I had JUST the paper!! I went to ACM to purchase more as I had only bought one sheet a long time ago. I was drawn to it but have not had a reason to use it until now! I believe it is from K I Memories as are the matching 3-D stickers.
The paper has an antiquey vibe to it so I wanted to use colors that complimented that vibe. I used vanilla, a creamy ivory, a pink polka dot and SU!'s regal rose cardstock. I matted them together all grading down in 1/4" increments. I wanted to do something 'different' size wise so this card measures 9 1/2" long x 4 1/8" tall. The paper itself didn't have anything to do with the 'tea party' theme per say but I knew that this was the right paper to go with. My friend had tea pot and cup stamps so I used those to better portray the theme of the party in combination with the paper. I used the stamps on SU's very vanilla cardstock stamped in Versamark and then dusted with SU's silver embossing powder. I took my heat gun to it and VOILA! It looks like silver tea service!! I matted this section in RR and tied the 5/8" (also SU!) very vanilla ribbon around the bottom. I used foam adhesive squares for that popped up look.
The 'Time For Tea' was printed out using Word on my computer in a complimentary color and I doodled around the words with my clear Sakura gel pen. If it seems that I write that in every post it's because I do!! I just LOVE that thing! It adds instant ZAZZ to any image. I then matted that on the same RR and popped it up on foam adhesive squares for more dimension. The final touch is the matching 3-D stickers !! I am going to attempt to orient the paper each time so that the sticker matches up with a corresponding image beneath it. We'll see how well that works! ;) The sticker packs come with 15 different stickers so hopefully I'll be able to match them up. I did buy 2 packs so I'm sure it'll all fall into place!!
The party details will be printed on the same pink cardstock and matted on the inside of the invitation!! These were VERY well received by the hostess of the upcoming party.
I hope that everyone has a very creative weekend!!