Thursday, November 13, 2008

Something's Flake-y

I was asked to create some invitations for a winter social we are having with our Japanese Friendship group. When I asked the hostess if she had a theme in mind, she said she wanted a "snowflake fusion".

I have the cuttlebug embossing folder and knew that would be an easy background that would not take away from the image. I also wanted to use the new In Colors. I toyed with the design a lot and wished I had purchased that red stripe ribbon in the SU catalog! Darn it anyway! I had to make do with the red behind the white ribbon (which was Laura's thanks!).

I used white craft ink to sponge the snowflakes in the background. I think you can see it if you look really closely! It is very subtle, but just enough to give it some dimension.

The snowman/woman panel is up on pop-dots for dimension, as is the snowflake circle.

Stamps: The World Over (SU)

Ink: Craft White, Vick Bantock Lamp Black by Ranger
Paper: PTI White, Baja Breeze, Red Riding Hood Red, GP White
Accessories: Snowflake Cuttlebug Folder, CTMH White Grosgrain Bulk Ribbon, Copics, Stickles, Making Memories Snowflake Brads

Thanks for looking! I know "real" snow is around the corner and I am not ready!!


fishlips said...

Wow what a perfect invatation for a christmas Party ,Just how perfect this Is... Your Friend must just love it!!!!

laos348 said...

I liked it the first time I saw it but I have to say, I'm glad you added the extra strip - looks fantastic!

Heather said...

That is sooo cute!! I love the colors! Great job!

Becki B said...

Yeah Mama Monkey, that red behind the white really makes it pop! Love this card, wish I had that stamp.

Louise, that's me!! said...

This is adorable, fab invite!
I love the snowmen image.

thescrapmaster said...

The red and blue just go perfectly together. Really pretty card.


gale said...

Very pretty and perfect for the theme! I love that embossing folder.

Jen said...

That is so cute!!

Traci said...

Great invitation! I really love that set! I love the colors use used and that red/white ribbon combination was a great idea

Jen said...

I miss this set! You did a great job and I am sure that your friend was thrilled!