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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Happy New Year's Party Invite

It's Over the Hump Day Blog Candy Giveaway at InStyle Stamps blog today! The Challenge theme for the month is New Year's. If you haven't already thought of ideas for this quick approaching day or just need a change from the hustle and bustle of your current day, head on over and look at some of the InStyle Design Team's projects for inspiration.

Here's my card or rather 3D project. You would not believe where this "card" started if I told you so I'll just tell you what I did once this idea blossomed. (Thanks dear MIL for all the ideas). It's an Invitation Door Hanger. Who wouldn't want to get an invite like this hanging on their front door?

My popped up image is from InStyle Stamps Sitting Kylah. I went back to the colored pencil and OMS technique for coloring after watching an episode on Stamp TV, and I feel like I did much better at getting depth and vibrant colors this time.  It's a great alternative to using my Prismacolor markers. I'll be doing it again! I added some glitter to her dress and wings which of course is not photogenic AT ALL. I made a picture hanger out of paper and hole punched it, put the silver cord through it and slipped it over the acetate box.

The box template is called Piece of Cake from SEI's post here. I used clear acetate so that the foil wrappers from the candy would be visible and give the invitation some texture. Here's a tip: If you use acetate you might want adhere the sides at the bottom of the box so the contents don't fall out. I used ISP from i{heart}papers. The box normally doesn't need any adhesive to stay together, just the ribbon tied at the top of the box.

One of my tangent ideas was to make a table decoration or party favor using triangle box template from The Guilded Bee using the same construction and assembling as the door hanger. Maybe I'll try it out if I have time. LOL

Stamps: InStyle Sitting Kylah
Paper: Astrobright copy paper (various), Mohawk Smooth White, Clear Acetate
Ink: LaserJet, Prismacolor Pencils
Accessories: SU Crushed Curry ribbon and silver cord, candy, wire, OMS, Yellow Stickles, MS Wintermint glitter and gel adhesive, SU Ticket corner punch, standard hole punch

Prismacolor Details: Hair - Light Umber 947, Dark Umber 941; Skin - Peach 939; Mouth - Blush Pink 928, Carmin Red 926; Wings - Canary Yellow 916, Yellow Ochre 942; Dress - Parrot Green 1106; Leggings - French Grey 20% 1069; Shoes - Black 935


  1. Wow! This is my fave of all! So pretty! and what a brilliant idea for an invite!!!
    Your coloring is exquisite! I'm thinking that I may have to give my Copic's a lil vacay soon ;)
    TFS! ~ margie

  2. Love this present.It would certainly make my new year!!!Bye Irene


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