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.
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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"