Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Invitation Inspiration

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Bat Mitzvah season has begun! It's only the middle of February and Melissa has already attended three Bat Mitzvah celebrations and I have been told that that there are more to come. Rather than mass produce one card, I decided to personalize each by drawing my inspiration from the invitation. So, here's the invitation for one of the parties she recently attended:
And here's the card it inspired:

As you can see, I used the same colors as the invitation thanks to Papertrey Ink! Bet the Bat Mitzvah girl didn't know she was picking Aqua Mist when she chose the paper for her invitation! LOL! I used a Hero arts stamp to recreate the swirl pattern from the invitation on the top half of my card. For the bottom, I embossed the dotted patterned onto my cardstock, cut it into strips and punched to create the ruffled layers. The sentiment background of the sentiment was also embossed using PTI's Mat Stack 1 Collection. I have a feeling that this set is going to be my "go to" stamp set! I finished off the top of the mat with a Martha Stewart doily tag which I cut in half.
I will have the next installment of Invitation Inspiration next week.

Cardstock: Papertrey Ink (White, Aqua Mist);
Stamps: Papertrey Ink (Mat Stack 1 Collection; Mat Stack 3 Collection -- sentiment); Hero Arts (Flourish Background; Raindrop Background);
Ink: Versa Mark; Ranger (Jet Black);
Embossing Powder: American Crafts Zing! (white); Stamp 'n Stuff (Sterling Silver)'
Tools: EK Success Border Punch(Double Embossed Dotted Lace); Papertrey Ink die (Mat Stack 1);
Embellishments: Martha Stewart tag; Recollections rhinestones; ribbon from my stash


VanEvera Family Blog said...

Love how you matched the card with the invitation! Awesome!

yokaye said...

Cute - love the ruffle look on the bottom. Great card!

Adele said...

Fantastic invite. LOVE how you used the border punch. It's totally sweet.

Leslie Miller said...

Beautiful! These colors are just wonderful, and with the satin ribbon -- gorgeous!