Friday, April 17, 2009

WANTED: Party Girls

Miranda's Birthday Invite

This is the birthday invite I came up with for my daughter's 7th birthday party. She wants a horse theme party - so all the decor has horses on it - most a mother horse and baby foal - she loves baby animals! It's going to be a small gathering with just three girlfriends - who have all had the date on their calendar for over a month because I *knew* I wouldn't get the invites made in time. (The party is a week and a half from today!)

I really like how this design turned out! I especially like the little touches of embellishment - the Rope Twine (retired SU!) is kept in place by a few Mini Glue Dots (I ADORE the mini glue dots!) and the pink rhinestones (self-adhesive, of course, and by KaiserCraft) on the Word Window punches (which are popped up on Dimensionals.) I sponged Chocolate Chip Classic Ink around the edges of the Close to Cocoa base to create a framing efect without adding another layer of card stock. As always, am lovin' my Classic Oval Nestabilities Set! I used the scallop to help keep the feminine touch in the design, same idea for the Loves Me DSP and the pink rhinestone bling. My girl isn't a true "girlie girl", but she isn't a tom boy either. She liked the design - so I guess I did good! :)

How about the horse "galloping" along the inside of the invite? For those who haven't seen this done before - this effect is achieved in a very simple way - stamping off! I stamped the first horse fully inked, then stamped twice more to achieve the 'in motion' effect.

Stamps: Wanted (SU!) and Rough Edges Mini Alphabet(retired SU!)
Card Stock: Close to Cocoa, Regal Rose, Taken with Teal, Whisper White, Loves Me DSP (retired)
Ink: Chocolate Chip and Close to Cocoa
Accessories: Word Window Punch, Oval Nestabilities, Rope Twine (retired SU!), Rhinestones (Kaiser Craft), Mini Glue Dots and Dimensionals.

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Jill Coleman said...

Juli, this is so cute! I just love it. Makes me wish I had girls.

Paula said...

Hi Juli,
Sorry I haven;t been on to comment much, but I had to say I love this invite! It's great! I love the little lasso and the pink and brown colors, the rhinestones, the scallop. So cute! I started a new job in January that's full time and it's keeping me busy. I'm still in the lab, but I moved to the lab IS department. We are building a new system, so I am learning a lot, but I'm working a lot too. Even though I haven;t been commenting, I am subscribed and I read your posts when I get them. Hope all is well with you and the fam.