Sunday, December 16, 2012

Snowflake Dinner Invitation

As the holidays approach we are getting ready to invite friends and family for holiday feasts.  It is a joyous time of the year!  Today I would like to share with you my snowflake dinner invitation.  I made quite a few of these this year.

On a piece of Whisper White paper I loaded the silverware stamp with VersaMark and then StazOn Stone Gray ink and embossed it with clear embossing powder and a heat gun.  I then colored over the image with a VersaMark pen and embossed it again with clear embossing powder.  This will protect the image from getting blue ink on it when I create the background.

The background was sponged in Brilliance Platinum Planet and Marina Mist leaving some areas lighter.  Next, I stamped the antique background in Marina Mist and adhered it to a piece of Marina Mist paper.

A plate was created from a Spellbinders Large Classic Circles #7.  A smaller circle was placed in the center and I sponged Going Gray ink around the edge.  You're Invited was stamped in Marina Mist and embossed with clear embossing powder.  The plate was then glued to the main image and I cut off the excess from both sides.    I added a glitter snowflake for some sparkle.

To create the inside of the invitation, I used the invite stamp from Stampin' Up's Hugs & Wishes set.  It was stamped on a piece of Whisper White paper cut from a Spellbinders Labels One #6 die.  The piece of Marina Mist paper was stamped with various snowflakes first by loading the stamps with VersaMark and then Marina Mist ink and embossing them with iridescent ice embossing powder.  Everything was mounted to a white embossed card.

Are you surprising your guests this year with any invitations?  These invites are great because you can customize them for any occasion.  Please join me in prayer as we take a minute to pray for the lives lost in Connecticut and for those families in mourning.  It is such a sad time for all of them.   
Today I am joining ...
Blue Monday @ Smiling Sally
Make It Monday @ Make It Monday
Inspire Me Monday @ Create With Joy 
Card Recipe:
Stamps:  Compliments to the Chef, Antique Background, Sincere Salutations, Hugs & Wishes, Serene Snowflakes (all by Stampin' Up!)
Paper:  Embossed Card, Marina Mist, Whisper White
Ink:  StazOn Stone Gray, Brilliance Platinum Planet, Marina Mist, Going Gray, VersaMark with both Clear and Iridescent Ice EP 
Accessories:  Spellbinders Large Classic Circles #7, Labels One #6, Recollections Glitter Snowflake
Techniques:  Embossing, Sponging
Card Size:  5 1/2" x 5 1/2"


Carolyn Dube said...

What a stunning invite! Your attention to detail is magnificent!

Diana of Diana Rambles said...


Two Cottages And Tea said...

What a lovely invitation! You are so talented! Merry Christmas to you!

KarinsArtScrap said...

wow stunning Donna gorgeous invitation.

greetings karin

Cynthia said...

This is just so beautiful, another great job!!


SmilingSally said...

I hurt for those families who lost loved ones, including the families of the two Kansas police officers who were killed and the Alabama police officer who is critical. (sigh) So much pain.

Such a lovely blue. Thanks for sharing.

Happy Blue Monday, Donna.

Fashion Momma said...

Very pretty invite!

I played too. Mine are here and here.

Our Neck of the Woods said...

So pretty! I love the ornate silverware. Great job!

Sheree said...

Your invitations are gorgeous Donna!! I have never seen a silverware stamp before. Reminds me of my Christmas table where everything silver and crystal comes out of the cabinet. Well done!

lalkygirl said...

what a gorgeous invite ,love the blue shade and the design is just perfect
thanks for joining us at MIM and good luck
tracey x
Have a wonderful christmas and new year

Ellen Whyte said...

How pretty! I haven't seen a non e-invite in years.

loz said...

Fantastic invitation Donna.. saw this on MIM..Loz

Grenouille Greetings said...

I loved this cutlery stamp when I saw it in the catalogue but I hate cooking for lots of people and I didn't buy it because I knew it wouldn't get a lot of use. Having seen your marvellous card, however, it might make me head for the kitchen! This is gorgeous Donna. Beautiful inking and super design and I just love how you did your dinner plate. I popped in from MIM BTW. Hugs, Lesley

Misty's said...

Hi Donna
I saw you on MIM and came to take a closer look. Fantastic invitation! Love the plate and cutlery, also the background is brilliant too.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and all your loved ones.
Michaela xx

Create With Joy said...

Beautiful card Donna!
Merry Christmas!
Congrats for being featured at Inspire Me Monday at Create With Joy!

Tonya said...

Oh I love this. It is so beautiful and the design is fabulous. I seen this on Make it Monday. :)

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