Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Beach Party!!!

This is a project I made for the Design Team over at SweetSassyDiva a few weeks ago.  If you didn't get a chance to see the whole thing, or didn't know I was posting over there, I thought I would share the whole project with you here.

Our first assignment was a project with the beach theme.   I decided to begin working on my son's invites for his party.  Although we are not near sand, we do plan on having a beach party at my parent's pool this summer.

I decided to make an easel card for his invites.  I think the kids will love how they are interactive.

I assembled a basic 5.5" easel card
For the front, I used Core'dinations cardstock and my Core'dinations sander to rough up that paper
The sandcastle is cut from Create A Critter {4.75"} and all its layers
I used Studio G brown ink spot to ink around the castle for dimension
The shell is also cut from Create A Critter {1.5"} and inked
Banner is cut from Twinkle Toes {2"} inked and stamped with a Studio G sentiment
I added bakers twine {The Twinery} as the flag pole and on the banner {used hand punch for the holes}
The sun was cut from Simply Charmed {2"} and inked with Studio G chalks in yellow

I love the dimension that inking can give a project.
I also used 3D foam dots on the castle, banner and shell.

Here is the card opened up

Tim Holtz distress ink was used around the front  and inside mat of this invite.
Half way down the inside I began the placement of my "card stopper" to hold up the front of the card.

I used my Fiskars scallop punch in a variety of blue colors to act as waves.
I used a sentiment from K&Co {Amy Butler} set

Below the waves I will either write in or type up all the party details.


Kristen said...

You did a wonderful JOB.

Josie0602 said...

Super cute invite!

Tiffany said...

Adorable! Who wanted want to come to a party with that invite :) TFS


scrapaholicjen said...

So cute! Love easel cards! The sandcastle is so cute!

A splash here and there said...

What a cute invite! Love that castle!

Samantha J Designs (Wife2TJ) said...

This turned out wonderfully!!! :-)

Georgiana said...

What a great invitation.