Friday, March 12, 2010

Sweet Peas



I made today's card a little while back as a prototype for a baby shower invitation. Those of us hosting the shower all wanted to do something a little different from the traditional baby bottles, booties and such. One of the ladies suggested going with a sweet pea theme, so we've all kind of run with that. I was especially tickled because I had picked up this Lockhart Sweet Pea in a Pod image about a year ago, but it had not yet seen ink. Our guest of honor is expecting twins, so I had to alter the image just a little to suit - I just drew in a second face and added an "S" to the end of Sweet Pea. There, now we have twins!

Unfortunately, I ran out of time and had to simplify the design a bit in order to get the invitations out the door. Y'all know I tend to be a "more is more" gal, but sometimes less is necessary. Here's the re-make:



I eliminated the blue halo and sponging on the image panel, the sponging/aging around all the paper panels, changed the twill/button/bow/tag to just a twill band with a punched circle for the sentiment, and eliminated all the beautiful stitching {sniff, sniff}. The good news? They only required one stamp!

The shower is next weekend, so I'll be working on favors next and maybe a diaper cake if I can make one that's pretty enough. Oh, and a gift ... hmmmm, what should I make for the gift? Love doing this kind of stuff!



Stamps: Sweet Pea in a Pod (Lockhart), Tiny Talk (retired Stampin' Up)
Paper: Papertrey Kraft and Vintage Cream card stock, Cosmo Cricket Girl Friday dp
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Ranger Antique Linen and Frayed Burlap Distress Ink
Accessories: Copic markers, clear embossing powder, Nestabilities, 5/8"natural twill, Papertrey button and twine, Fancy Scalloped border Piercabilities, Martha Stewart scallop border punch, sewing machine

13 comments:

Chris said...

Love both of them...your "less" card is more than my "most" cards! tee hee... :)

ChristineCreations said...

Both gorgeous Amy, I love the sweet pea theme...

Gretchen said...

Love them both but the first one is more of the Amy style that I love! Please share your favors with us too?! Have a great weekend :)

craftycrafter said...

I love both of your cards but the sweet life is my favourite best wishes Dorothy

Donna said...

What a great invitation, how nice for the recipient!

Shawne said...

this so sweet and very pretty, I really love your Sweet Life card too!

Kim said...

Both are wonderful, but your original is WOWalicious!

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

Oooooooh this is GORGEOUS!!! I just love your 'twins'!!! I'd love to get an invitation that looked THIS good!! :) Since I'm a more is more girl - I just looooooove the first one!!! :)

Linda L said...

Hi Amy. That was so interesting to see the two cards together....of course they're both beautiful but I think it shows just how much "extra" those little touches of sponging and stitching can add to a card. Love how you altered the stamp to get the 2 sweet peas:-)))xL

Wendy said...

I love both but I can see why you ran out of time, that first one is so detailed, I am sure you were tired after the first one!! Wicked as usual girl!

Only by His Grace said...

What a great card and very clever of you to make another face. I love both cards. Great layout.
hugs Marion

NatQuebec said...

2 nice cards ! The 2 faces is such a great idea :-)

dpkennedy said...

Too clever to make twins! I love it! They are both gorgeous-I feel your pain having to scale down though! But both are just stunning!

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