A welcomed break from Christmas cards, I set out to make the invitations for my Godson Ethan’s first birthday party in January.
This is a picture of him from this summer when he came to my house to have his first time in a pool.
He’s quite the little aqua man now, he loves his swimming lessons.
Ethan’s room is blue and brown, with monkeys, so we kept that theme for his invites. I knew exactly where to go for the perfect stamp, to the Stampendous Changito line.
I gave Ethan’s mom and dad a few ideas and they picked the Birthday cake stamp, which I think is just perfect!
I wanted a soft vintage feel, because the image itself reminds me of the older cartoons with simple drawings.
I used Bazzil cardstock in Dark Chocolate, Yellow and Salt with some SU Old Olive and I used Very Vanilla instead of a bright white. May Arts celery ribbon was used for the sides. The DP is…Bo Bunny! you guessed it!! ;)
The layout was loosely CASED from THIS card over at Christine’s Creations…thank you!
I used the nesties to cut out the image, and printed the sentiment on the computer and cut out again with the smaller nestibilities label.
I watercoloured the image because I really liked the look of it, and used SU Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip, Bashful Blue and Old Olive. I used a Martha Stewart Brick marker for the berry and baby monkey’s tongue.
Now to finish the rest of them, and maybe start my Christmas cards…I know! Pathetic isn’t it? A card maker who’s been so busy with other people’s orders that I haven’t even made my own Christmas cards yet!
I have another project to finish tonight for the girls at the salon that sells my cards. I’ve never made it before, but I promise to post it, good or bad! lol
Ciao for now,