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Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Birthday Invite & A Challenge

Two things to share today and then I'm off to check out Cindy Motherway/Mothermark's Teapot Tuesday Challenge.

If you tuned in for the previous post, you saw a birthday card for George's first birthday coming up in a few weeks (can't believe it!). I'd started on the invites at that point but no *final final* except for the color combo: Kiwi Kiss, Brocade Blue & Tangerine Tango. George really seems to be taking a liking to dogs and is even saying something close to the word "dog", so I thought I'd go with the whole *dog* thing! The invite combines two different stamps set in a mod sorta way: SU!'s Eat Cake and TCP's It's A Mod Mod World. I know it's not baby-boyish, but I like it and it was easy peasy to mass produce. I always figure that half the bunch receiving this invite doesn't give a hoo-hoo about stamping, so why spend oodles of hours creating something that's going to end up in the round file anyway, eh?!

Second card is for TLC183: Faux Embossing...a fun technic using your trusty stamp-a-ma-jig! Click here for all the details. I've always loved this set, Peaceful Wishes, but hadn't ordered it until it was retiring and just inked it for the first time for this card. Here's what you do to achieve the faux embossed look: stamp image in white craft ink and then stamp image again in coordinating cardstock color ink just off to either side a smidge using your SAMJ. Get it? If not, check out the link above for more detail.

Invite supplies
Stamps: TCP It's A Mod Mod World; SU! Eat Cake; Hero Arts Clear Designs Alpha (1)
Paper: Kiwi Kiss, Tangerine Tango, Brocade Blue, WW
Ink: same as cardstock

Challenge card supplies
Stamps: Peaceful Wishes
Paper: Riding Hood Red, Kiwi Kiss, Naturals Ivory
Ink: RHR, Craft White
Accessories: scallop edge punch, SAMJ, ivory taffeta, mini library clip

1 comment:

Christina Fischer said...

The invitation is so cute -- I love the colors and the dogs!

Your technique card is perfect -- looks like the real thing! :)


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