Saturday, October 13, 2007

Okay, so I had to do a wee bit of stamping. I'm going through withdrawal! This is an invite for Kim's card party. (She'll be having one with me in November.) Since she's my only customer--:0)--I make her invites. The homemade "primas" that I made a gabillion of came in handy for these cards. I made ten fairly quickly. The flourishes are from the"Baroque Motifs" set--again (or still!) :0). They are done in "Chocolate Chip" craft ink (which I never do, since I'm shamefully addicted to embossing everything.) It gives a nice chalky quality, though, which lets the embossing on the flower stand out more. Here are all ten:

One feature that seems to make people happy to receive these is that they're reusable. I just put a sticky note in them and then they can write in them and give 'em away. I was lucky to get (that should read: steal with permission, but I woulda snuck 'em anyway!) sticky notes from Charles that are great colours for inside cards. These ones are a little paler than "Tempting Turquoise." Makes it easier to write in dark cards, and it goes nicely with the background of turquoisey Basic Grey paper (Lollipop Shoppe Blueberry LOL-199.) What a paper-dork I am, huh? Put Basic Grey paper on invites to an S.U. card party! I have to admit, though, that I enjoy stamping a million times more now that I don't worry about schtuff like that.

The edges of the Blueberry paper are sponged with "Chocolate Chip" ink using a Stampin' Up sponge dauber (love those little suckers!) The mat behind it and the scallop (S.U. punch) are "Chocolate Chip." The scallop is sponged with "Chocolate Chip" ink too. The card is Not Quite Navy." Wanna make your own "primas" so you can be lazy like me? See this post. :0)

Thanks for stopping by,
Mel

8 comments:

leann said...

love these mel!

Allison said...

Great cards...these flowers look familiar! Ha!

Brigitte said...

Woww !! love thosee Melissa !!
Well done !! :)

Princess Matilda said...

Gorgeous! I love seeing the pic of all of them together!

Kim Etherington said...

I'm so lucky to have you making my invites. They are absolutely fabulous and even more so in person. The girls love that they can reuse them to give with a gift to a friend of theirs. You rock!

Anonymous said...

remember speaking with you while you did theseLOVEthe typewriterMRG

Speedystamper said...

WOW! This is one stunning collection of invites! I LOVE the colors and your design truely ROCKS. I also went to the post that shows all of your primas ready to go. My jaw positively dropped! WOW! VERY impressive!!!! TFS!

Mistylynn said...

Oooooh, so pretty. Great color choices. What a lot of work, bravo.
Misty