Tuesday, July 24, 2007

VOILA! Birthday Invite

This card is a combination of my love for vintage textiles & doo-dads and STAMPING! I designed and created this invitation as per a request from a VERY SPECIAL customer of mine who lives in Canada...we "met" thru my Ebay site last fall, and she has become a WONDERFUL long-distance friend. After I stamped the VINTAGE LINEN with the VOILA! chef (in Basic Brown Classic), I mailed the 12 pieces to my Canadian friend, Connie, who did the embroidery stitches ( tedious...but very cool!)..Then she sent them back to me to finish up the cards...which are for the FIRST BIRTHDAY celebration of her TWIN nephews! After ironing heat & bond onto the back of the linen, I attached to layers of coordinating cardstock ( non SU)....with FUN painted SNAPS....I stamped the birthday cake onto whisper white c/s and colored in with my Stampin'UP! markers....I used Tulip PUFFY paint ( MUCH MUCH better value than liquid applique', and WORKS!!!) & pop-dotted for dimension. A BIG RED Gingham bow ( wire edged) was attached with a staple then tied.
You're invited ( Hugs & Wishes)was stamped first into Versamark, then into REAL RED Classic ink; Crystal clear embossing powder added, then heat embossed.
Connie has also commissioned me to do the TWINS FIRST YEAR SCRAPBOOK!....which will be a gift to her sister. My BeeHive STudio is scattered with TONS of photos ( figure X 2) and paper & STAMPS to incorporate.
Guess I'll be busy with this project all week!
Blessings, Debbie


The Stampin' Soldier said...

I never thought of stitching a stamped design!

Flossie's Follies said...

This card is fantastic, how great, the embroading is great, love the layout and colors, you two make a great cardmaking team.

Beth said...

Thank you for leaving such a nice compliment on my blog. What a cute card you have here. Very creative indeed.

Paula said...

Oh, wow, these are so pretty. What a creative way to use a stamp!!!!

Jen said...

holy smokes!! Connie sure did a great job with the stitching... man oh man - I am blown away!!! You did a marvelous job completing the invite. Thanks for sharing!!!