Sunday, September 27, 2009

Fall Invites

I have been a busy crafter this week! I was asked to make a set of invitations for a Japanese-American Friendship group. Since the theme was going to revolve around a fall progressive lunch, I knew I wanted to stick to fall colors.

I found this Washi paper a few months ago and fell in love with it! So, I built the card around the paper. I know the stamped leaf looks like it has green on it, but it is actually Navy. :) I stamped the leaf once in Summer Sun, once in Orange, then rock and rolled it in the Navy. I then took my Navy marker and ran over the leaf veins lightly. I love this SU set and was sad to see it retired out!



Stamps: Lovely Leaves & Sincere Salutations (SU)
Paper: Night of Navy, Brushed Gold, Only Orange, Washi Paper, Confetti Creme
Ink: Summer Sun, Only Orange, Night of Navy, Brillance Gold, Versamark
Accessories: Gold Brads, Gold Embossing Powder

So, now to the Paper Challenge!! I made a total of 16 invites!

I am now at 67/100 projects complete!!!

I can almost smell the paper I am going to buy when I am in US in Oct...muhahaha!!

Hope this finds you happy and healthy!

25 comments:

Kay said...

Oh, that's so pretty. The paper is gorgeous and you did such a great job of matching the colors.
Way to use up paper, girlie! And a good thing too because there is much more paper gorjussness in the stores right now. i am having such a hard time sticking to the challenge!!

Lisa M. said...

Love this card!! The navy and orange look fantastic with the leaves, and the gold embossing is such a classy touch....lovely, lovely!! :)

JazzyH said...

Stunning. I love how the leaf turns out.

Teresa Jenkins said...

Beautiful! I think I need to throw some of my Washi paper stash into some projects... I'm realizing through your countdown how big of a hoarder I am too! Great job!

Cassie_lu said...

You did a fanstastic job on this. The colors work so well together and that paper is beautiful.

Melissa said...

That is a very pretty card!

Stephanie said...

I hope no one gets in your way in the paper section - tee hee!!

Love the leaf - just perfect for the invites :)

Becki B said...

Wow!!! Gaw-jus card!!! Love the colors even tho I am not a fan of orange this rocks!!! just a little less than 3 weeks left till you and that paper meet!!

laos348 said...

Beautiful card! I like the background paper and the leaf looks fantastic.

Grace said...

Oh wow wow wow!!! This is gorgeous!!! I love the colors you used!!! The rock n roll technique is perfect for leaves!!! Love that paper too!!!

Louise Forsyth said...

Totally gorgeous.... glad the paper challenge is going so well.

theneon said...

Awesome job here! You certainly did rock and roll girl! The Washi is fab -- but wait! You "need" more paper? LOL

katiesniche said...

What a great card! Love the washi paper, I have quite a stash...I seem to hoard it, I really need to put it to use.

Jenn Embry said...

How beautiful! It is so elegant. I love that paper! Isn't it great to use up your stash? It can be very liberating - especially when you get to buy more paper to replace it. LOL

peggysue said...

You are so blowing me out of the water with the paper challenge! But I am still working on it faithfully and isn't it amazing the things you find in your stash that work just as well as buying new? That washi paper is da bomb, I should know you gifted me some! Very nice card. And someone please tell Kay to stop talking about the paper gorjussness in the stores . . . la, la, la, la, la, I can't hear you! I can't hear you!

CathyRose said...

This is just gorgeous! Fall is my favorite time of the year and I love the colors you used and the multiple inks look fabulous!

Gina said...

This is really pretty, I wouldn't have thought to use the navy, but it looks fantastic! Love seeing the progress on your paper projects, keep up the good work!

Karen said...

Gorrrrrrgeous!!! The navy is such a fresh take on fall colors and really make the orange and yellows PoP!! Love it! Oh yea, thanks for linking your Paper Challenge so that I could catch up on what it is. :> Looks like you are making some great progress and are going to have fun shopping here soon!

scrappinmominky said...

I thought I left a post on this but I don't see it.

This card is great. Love the colors and the embossing. Awesome!!

I hope your birthday is wonderful.

Mary said...

Beautiful! And I hear you have a Birthday about now? Hope it's a great one!!

Diane said...

Love these colors. The navy makes the warm tones really pop. Great card layout...just beautiful.

I'm still hoarding...:(

Diane said...

PS...Happy Birthday!

Deb S. said...

This card is striking! Love the leaf in the center, and that gorgeous paper. You have done such a great job at using up that paper! I am soooo jealous! :)

Naomi said...

This is great! The colors are wonderful. And hey, you are doing great on your paper challenge, I am so proud of you! Don't buy too much when you turn yourself loose!!! Where in the US are you going to be this month?

Dell said...

Great colors on this card! I love how they contrast and tie together. Good job on making so many of these too.