12/31/2016

Shower Flowers Invite!

Bridal Shower Invite...with Shower Flower Stamp Set!

I am so excited to share with you this invite. Browsing through my Annual Inspirations Idea Book, I found the most adorable invite found on page 40. I just had to scraplift this card. So using my favorite shades of purple, I sat down and whipped this quick invite duplicate out....lets take a look at what supplies I used and a step by step picture tutorial!

Just a few items to get going.
  • Shower flower stamp set
  • Arcylic blocks
  • scissors
  • foam tape
  • shimmer trim
  • Card Stock
  • grid ruler
  • water base inks
  • scrubber pads
  • bone folder
  • shimmer brush
  • journaling pen
  • pigment ink (white)
  • Gold Embossing powder (not pictured)
  • ribbon
 Using my grid ruler, I took into account where the information needed to be stamped. As the top would have title and the bottom would have an assortment of flowers.

 Not an exact measurement, I aimed for about 2 in from the top and bottom.

 Here I am playing with the placement of my flower arrangement, I want it to curve slightly. I have my stamps faced down so there is a true idea of what it will look like.


Start with the succulents stamped in a whisper ink, then add the small pansy flowers in thistle ink. 

Fussy cutting time, the tulips were stamped in a eggplant, using a second generation stamping to achieve the lighter color. The bigger flowers, were stamped in pansy ink. As you can see to give added depth, the center of one flower was fussy cut, while the center of the other was stamped directly on the flower in the eggplant second generation stamping. 

 Add some 3D foam tape to the bigger flowers.
 Look at how cute this arrangement came together! (I ended up moving the flowers around just a bit so the smaller flowers were more visible)



For the title of the invite, I used white daisy card stock, It's a Shower stamp, and black ink.

 To make sure the stamp was straight, I placed it on my paper then proceeded to place my block over it. Sometimes i find when I place my stamp directly on the block, it make be curved. (I did this in the beginning of the invite process, and you can see my info stamps already adhered to the block. I had them arranged perfectly, rather than reach over and grab another block, I just used the opposite side. The beauty of clear blocks.

Something that has taken me a little bit to achieve in my stamping skills, is pressure. Too light and the image needs re stamped. To heavy and the image becomes blurred. I practiced a few times on scrap before I achieved the right look. Those foam sheets you find in your acrylic stamp sets, those have a purpose, they truly help you accomplish a clear, crisp, clean image. If you are not using them, and finding it hard to get the desired stamping results, try using them the next time you stamp.

 Using my title as a guide, I placed my shimmer trim pieces.

 The shimmer trim, really gave this some much needed sass.
Layering time...while the invite would serve it's intended purpose as is, the layers give it the sturdiness it needs and gives it the finished look I desired. The 5x7 card stock is the from the whimsy fundamentals collection, and the glacier card stock, is measured at 4.5 x 6.5

 Using extra wide foam tape from my stash, I have placed the 4.25 x 6.25 white daisy on the glacier cardstock.
Time for some bling!!! I really wanted to tie in the shine from the shimmer trim into the rest of the card. So, using some purple glitter gems from my stash, and the CTMH Shimmer brush, I went to town blinging (that's not a real word, but lets pretend for today)  this card out. 

Just look at how stunning the flowers are with the added shimmer from the shimmer brush! The purple gems, were a perfect fit to the small background flowers!

The card on the left was my practice run! As with all practice runs, we take note on things we'd do different. While the first run, is just fine as is, I decided to give the second run and upgrade... Here is what I did different with my second run
  • Reduced the amount of small background flowers
  • Moved gems to the center of the background flowers, from being randomly placed.
  • flipped the ink colors on the tulips with the main focus flowers. 
  • used second generation stamping with the eggplant ink, to give a better flow of like colors. 
  • Swapped the whisper card stock out for shimmer trim behind the title. 
  • Moved down the invite information for better placement and flow of the invite.
I really hope you enjoyed today's Shower Flowers stamp show case. 
Below you will see a list items I used, please note any purchases made through the links, will help me earn a commission and incentive trips through close to my heart. For that, I thank you