We're not done yet, folks. I decided to continue invitation production with those colors too. Heck some of the people invited to our party were actually at our wedding way back when! Maybe they remember those colors...
Well I was gonna go the Distress Ink route (think Barn Door/Ripe Persimmon mix, Pick(l)ed Raspberry and Seedless Preserves). But I got lazy. And used up some PP from my stash! And that is a really good thing.
Eh. Took a couple detours. Die cut the sentiment from the front panel and backed it with purple. But notice the print on the panel is off-center. Bugged me. Rounded a corner. Bugged me even more. Added tabs to the corners (which I now only had three of since I'd punched one off!). Bugged. Added a few... drumroll please... epic-failure-DIY-enamel-dots-now-to-be-called-enamel-donuts. Eh. Added a few hearts from a die cut border and stopped. They're just invitations for Pete's sake!
Cuz it turned out so crazy, I'm parking at Simon Says Stamp Monday - Anything Goes.
Needed some white space. Minimal, but there. With a scalloped border (remember those?) and some scattered, may I call them "twinkles" for lack of a better word. They were a byproduct of a different border I cut to play with. That was a happy surprise.
I loosely followed this sketch from Paper Players. In honor of their 200th challenge, the DT chose their favorite past challenge and you can choose one of the DT's faves. I chose Sandy's.
#3 needed to have some white space, but I opted to tone it down a bit by stamping with a great stamp, Konnichiwa Floral Blossoms by Hero Arts/Basic Gray. Then I layered on some PPs.
So, now nearly back to my comfort zone, #4 lets the stamp play a bigger role and I just packed a color punch with the die cut and some additional die cut circles.
Modeled (die cuts lower left, stamping upper right) on the lower left card from the graphic of a new challenge in town - The Cutting Edge. Gotta use die cuts. Um, yep.
Hope you're happy, Shirley. I am. 30 down and only 10 to go.
Paper: cardbase The Paper Studio, PP Marianne Creatables
Stamps: Hero ARts
Ink : Adirondack
Tools: die Dieversions, scalloped die Amuse, heart die PTI, circle die MFT
Other: perler beads turned enamel donuts