Anyway, the plans for Dalainee's birthday got underway in May...I know, a little far in advance. However, we came up with a Circus theme and it sort of took on a life of its own. First, I downloaded these great digital images from MyGrafico.com from a designer called Zenware Designs. The stamps were all circus themed, and I used two of them on my card: the lion and the word Circus
First, I printed the word Circus on Citrus Leaf CTMH cardstock, and then I printed it on WE R Memory Keepers Frenzy - Rumble White Out Collection Paper. Then, I cut them both out and layered them. I made the card a 6 x 6 because the back side of the paper was divided into 4 squares, so there was no measuring involved. In total, I used 8 pieces of the We R Memory Keepers Paper, 3 Sheets of the Citrus Leaf and 3 sheets of GP110 that I printed my images on.
Something else you might notice is that my image was coloured on the computer...I did this to save time. I was only making 8 invitations, but colouring that many images, that big was going to use up a lot of ink and time. I stamped the circle with my CTMH Express Postage Stamp Set on the Citrus Leaf paper, and then I just had the job of putting it all together.
You can see below what the back looks like. I want "non-traditional" here and just made the card one piece of cardstock. There were enough elements that it wasn't going to be flimsy and again, I didn't want to use unnecessary supplies. I erased our address and phone number, but otherwise, this is exactly what the back looks like.
I had a lot of fun making these invitations...and in all the process took me a few weeks of working at it here and there. I love throwing a good party and I can't wait for this one. We've got the bouncy castle rented, I have plans for a fish pond, mini canvas for paintings are purchased, face paint is at the ready and I'm practicing my balloon animals. The only thing that I don't have worked out yet is food. I planned for mid-afternoon so that we wouldn't have to serve a meal, so I think I'm going to get the kids to help me make some popcorn balls and candy apples. Lucky for me, I've still got a few weeks to get everything together!
Thanks for stopping by today.
Stamps: Zenware Designs Circus, CTMH Express Postage
Paper: We R Memory Keepers White Out Collection Frenzy - Rumble, CTMH Citrus Leaf
Ink: CTMH Black