Thursday, July 8, 2010

Stampin Celebration #10

What a great inspiration piece this week over at Stampin' Celebration! I think this may be one of my favorites to date! And how perfect that we are celebrating weddings. I decided to double-dip this week and not only create something for the challenge, but also design my sister's bridal shower invitations at the same time.

I chose Basic Black and Barely Banana for this week. I will use this same layout and design for my sister's invites, just change all of the black to Certainly Celery. This invitation is 3 3/4" by 8" and fits perfectly inside a standard size business type envelope. Part of the reason that chose this size invite is that I will be able to make all of them using scraps left over from the invitations. I will barely do any cutting (saving lots of time) and also not let all those paper scraps go to waste.

For the texture, I used the new Vintage Wallpaper Textured Embossing Folder. After I textured, I also sprayed with Vanilla Smooch Spritz giving it a nice shimmer.

I also wanted to make up some simple thank you notes that my sister can use after the shower. I took the design of the invitation and simplified a bit. The sentiment is from the new hostess set Because I Care, and is stamped with Basic Black Craft Ink and embossed with Clear Stampin' Emboss Powder. The finished card size is 3 1/2" by 5" and again I'm just using the paper scraps from the invites. And of course I'll also change the black to Certainly Celery to match her wedding colors.

Thanks for stopping by! Make sure to head over to Stampin' Celebration to see what the other members of the Design Team have created using this same inspiration piece. And while you are there, check out the Top 3 from last weeks challenge.

Stamps: Because I Care
Ink: Basic Black Craft Ink
Paper: Barely Banana (now discontinued), Basic Black, Whisper White
Accessories: Vintage Wallpaper EF, Big Shot, Basic Black Satin Ribbon, Basic Black 1/4" grosgrain ribbon, Heat Tool, Clear EP, dimensionals


Pat said...

I love the yellow & black & your cards are gorgeous!!

Kim said...

This is SO pretty! I love the simplicity, makes it so elegant!! Can I ask how you embossed only next to the fold of the card?? SO cool!

Alexandria said...

This is beautiful! I have made my husband promise me a wedding for our 10 year anniversary (we got married in Vegas) and I may just have to case this!

Allison said...

Hi Kim--thanks for your comment! The embossed piece next to the fold is actually a separate piece of card stock layered onto the card--if that makes sense.

So a 1 3/4" by 3 1/2" piece of textured card stock, ribbon added, and then both together added to the card base. HTHs! :-)

Candace Lawlor said...

Allison... wow, this is beautiful. Way to rock the challenge this week!

Lois said...

WOW simple but elegant. Love it!!