Friday, May 1, 2009

Mojo Monday, make that a Saturday Picnic!

I offered to make some invitations for our Bible Study dinner group. Two couples pair up every few months and plan a "gourmet" dinner (see our turn here and here.

This month's couples have decided to have a picnic and bike ride to the beach. How fun is that?!! We can't wait. The two couples plan the menu, send everyone a recipe then we all show up with our goodies and have fun.

I saw this Mojo Monday sketch and decided my Whipper Snapper BBQ chef would be perfect for the invites. If you check the link you'll notice I didn't put my brads down the side...just didn't work with this guy. (You know how men are! :-)

I printed the red & white striped paper on my printer from a freebie download on Vintage Glam Weddings...a great site not only for brides but ideas for money saving that can be used for any type of party or event. I knew this cool paper would come in handy some day. I stitched the red and white to a piece of black before adhering it.

The base cardstock is SU Ballet Blue. The SU Brilliant Blue rectangle is versamarked and clear heat embossed using one of the designs from SU's Little Pieces set. The sentiment is computer generated. I stamped the dots using Papertrey Ink's Circles and Borders in SU Real Red. I mounted the sentiment on Real Red then the black scallop then popped up the bottom of the scallop on dimensionals.

Don't you just love that little chef?! He's so much fun to color! The Whipper Snapper stamps have colored images on the tops so you have some place to start. I used my Prismacolor markers and colorless blender to color him. I'm still working on getting skin tones right...need more colors. His chef's hat is cut out using the "out of the box" method. There's a great tutorial here on SplitcoastStampers. I used Crystal Effects on the edges of his hat as well as the tops of his shoes.

All the invites are complete and delivered.

Happy Derby Day, Everybody. I have a post here of a card I made for Derby Day last year. Didn't have a chance to do one this year but I think this lady might be cute for Mother's Day...what do you think?

Blessings and Happy Stamping,


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Susan (rainy) said...

I do love that chef! Your card is adorable. Love the way you have used the photo turn to hold the sentiment circle. Wonderful card!

Anonymous said...

What a cute card, that chef is fun! Your dinner with friends is such a great idea too, sounds like you'll have a wonderful time!

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