August 19, 2011

Whimsy Inspiration Challenge - "A Stitch In Time"

Good Evening!  Just a quick post here for me this evening.  I happened to find out that Whimsy Inspiration Blog has a weekly challenge.  I don't know where my head has been, and why I never thought to enter their challenges.  But after the work I've done over the last 2 days, I felt that these cards needed to be entered. 

It just so happens that the theme for this week is called "A Stitch In Time" and guess what?  Each and every one of these baby shower cards have faux stitching around the adorable Baby Shower Image from Whimsy Stamps.

A friend of mine wanted some baby shower invitations, and had asked me if I would be willing to make them.  She wanted them to be unique and just a tad bit extra special.  Soooooo, this is what I came up with.

EVERYTHING was made from scratch.  The paper was just a simple pale blue piece of cardstock.  So I started there and began designing the background to the cards, inking, and stamping, then heat embossing the edges....  THEN came the tedious part...  Coloring 25 of these little cuties....



After finishing all of that last night, this morning I began the cutting, and assembling process for the back side of the invitations.  These cards do not open up like a card should, but rather is like a post card, that will fit nicely inside an envelope. 


Finally, this evening I finished with the assembly, and then sat down, and added "Baby Blue" Stickles to the umbrellas.  I used a small paint brush to spread the Stickles so that the entire umbrella would be covered, in just a thin layer of Stickles. 

Here are all 25 cards as they are set out to dry...



and finally....
The finished product close up...

I have 2 invitations side by side in this photo, one is showing the front, and the other shows what the back looks like....

What do you think of these cute invitations?


I'm sighing with relief, simply because I worked for 2 days straight, and I'm the type of person that starts something, and then can never find a place to stop.  I don't stop until the job is finished. 

The stamps that I used for the background on the front of the card are from "The Greeting Farm's Scrapbook Kit called "Spotlight"  and the baby foot prints I think are from Stampendous.

Thanks so much for stopping by....




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