Well hello there! Gosh it has been QUITE some time since I blogged… let’s just chalk it up to #2020 and leave it at that…! In any case, I am so glad to be back to blogging (hopefully, more regularly)!
This month’s team hop theme is “Invitations”. This year’s festive season probably doesn’t feel very festive for a lot of us, and I know that a lot of people will be unable to spend it with loved ones. While we are very fortunate in Western Australia to be able to see our loved ones, I am thinking of those who can’t, and hope that you can still enjoy making and sending invitations for virtual catch ups. We are delighted to have the talented Jo Blackman join us as our best designer this month, and I am so excited to see what she has made!
Summer is in full-swing here, so I decided to embrace some tropical summery vibes and brought out the retired Tropical Chic stamp set for these invitations.
I used Granny Apple Green, Pear Pizzaz, Shaded Spruce and Crumb Cake to stamp out my own DSP on Whisper White cardstock. I was a little tired while stamping and didn’t quite get a perfect impression when I stamped some of the images, but it turned out to be happy accident! As you can see in the close up, I hadn’t inked up the stamp properly with Shaded Spruce. So, I used my Granny Apple Green Stamp N Write marker to fill in the gaps, and it added a lovely gradient!
I love making mini square cards, so the DSP squares are 3.75″ x 3/75″ and the card bases are 8″ x 4″, scored in half. (I seem to have gotten in the habit of measuring cardstock in inches, despite using the metric system for everything else…!)
I then punched out a circle from some vellum, and layered on some of the leaves from the coordinating dies. The sentiment is stamped in Granny Apple Green on Soft Seafoam cardstock. It actually reads “let’s celebrate you” but I did a little careful snipping to make it suitable for an invitation.
I’m pretty happy with how these turned out, and I hope you enjoy making some invitations to catch up with your loved ones in whichever manner you can.
Be sure to check out the wonderfully talented Siobhan’s post next to see what she has created this month, and keep clicking next to see what the rest of the team had made! Until next time, I wish you a safe and restful festive season.