Monday, June 15, 2009

Baby Shower Invite - Hero Arts Quikutz Challenge

Oscar's little sister is having her first baby. So I thought it was a great way to break in my new - used Silhouette. You know that I am always a bargain shopper, and found one listed on ebay and I thought o.k. $100 I will give it a try. Here is my first full blown project. All the parts were a lot of work but assembly was quick. 20 invitations later. Here is the first one, the info has been changed to protect the hosts. Enjoy!

20 invitations to make... Lets play with my new Silhouette.

I used Stampendous CRE 171 (baby overalls) American Craft markers and blue flock for the “jeans.” The ink, my favorite Ranger Archival Ink in jet-black.

The polka dot background is by Hero Arts called Raindrop Background. I used Versamark ink with white embossing powder.

The Baby header was a die cut bookend from the Quickutz store (attached to my drawn box). The rattle is from the Quickutz store. The scallop circle can also be a die cut but I used a punch.

The “shower” die cut was the challenge. I've had the Silhouette for less than a week and the font of the die cut matches the invitation text! This took a bit of time and persistence and help of Photoshop… but I did it!

The text card was printed on my Oki LaserJet. (I changed the personal contact info for the web picture…)

The base of the card is a die cut and the blue is a die cut attached via the Xyron machine.

I also did another version with the little bear... this is from the Hero Arts Clear stamp set, see other pix. The card is the same the lighting is different, one with flash and one without...

Finished card is 8.5x5.5”

Here is a link to the Flickr Hero Arts Blog with some
very nice comments. They are a great group.


Yaneri said...

oh my gosh! This is sooooo super cute!!! I'm looking for ideas for my sister in laws shower. So inspiring!

Desiree Smithson said...

What a wonderful and lovely baby shower card! I simply love the designs and colors. Very cute!

Cheers xxxx
Baby Shower Invitations