Every year my sister hosts a big summer barbecue. I make the invitations. Above is this year’s invitation. I absolutely love how it looks and feels. It was a lot of work, but very much worth the effort.
(You can click on any of these pictures to make them bigger.)
Here’s a picture of the inside:
How cute is that Riley? That’s BBQ Riley, from Hanna Stamps, and I just think he’s the cutest little moose ever. I have lots of Rileys and just love them. Besides how cute they are, the quality of the rubber is amazing. As you can see, I stamped him directly onto my cardstock, so it was very important to me that I get perfect images, each and every time. I made 42 invitations. And I only had to stamp him 42 times! Do you know how miraculous that is? For most other stamp companies I have to stamp multiple images just to get the perfect image. Not for Riley though. Yay!
Here’s a close up of Riley himself:
He’s colored with Copic markers, and a Sakura silver pen. I used Adirondack ink to stamp him. Kraft cardstock, Cosmo Cricket Mr. Campy patterned paper, my printer for the text and the Stampin’ Up! Top Note Die. For the front I used the Hero Arts Designer Woodgrain stamp, and embossed it with clear embossing powder. I just love the feel of that, makes me happy! The utensils were punched with a small punch, and then I used the Stampin’ Up! curly label punch to finish the design.
And… last but not least, I’m submitting this card as my application to Hanna Stamps to be part of their design team! How exciting is that? Wish me luck!
Please let me know what you think, and email me if you have any questions.