Sunday, September 08, 2013

Birthday invitations

Sage & I have been getting ready for her upcoming ninth birthday party.
This week, we worked on the birthday invitations and
some of the tags for the food table.

I thought I'd share the invitations with you today.



Sage found some African wooden skewers at a garage sale this summer, 
which prompted our theme. However, I thought it would still be fun 
to add a little glam (& pink!) to the theme...



For the background, I stamped Kelly Purkey's zebra stamp on some white cardstock. 
I was disappointed with the coverage, though, so I decided to heat emboss it with black embossing powder. This gives it a nice shiny texture!
I stamped the animals and part of the sentiment from PTI's It's a Jungle Out There,
"Birthday Party" is from Fresh Squeezed Stamps Life of the Party.







Thanks for looking!

20 comments:

Kara said...

Very cool! The student I interpret for loves zebras. (she's 14)

Lynn said...

Oh these are so so fun! What a fabulous idea for birthday invites!

Lee said...

These are gorgeous, Leigh. What a fun theme for a birthday party.

Karen C. said...

Fun theme for a birthday party!! The combination of zebra and giraffe look great together. Love the font for "Birthday Party".

Luanne said...

Leigh, you inspire me so much, I'm glad you found an idea from me! These are SO delightful! I just love how they turned out! :-)

Elena said...

i loved the sneak peek you showed me, but just had to tell you again :) can't wait to see how Sage's party comes together!

Jean Martin said...

These look great Leigh! Did you try inking with versamark then straight onto the black ink for better coverage? I find that this trick helps a lot with background stamps.

Tonya Jastad said...

These turned out great! Sounds like a really fun party!

Laura Sterckx said...

I absolutely adore this birthday card! First of all, the zebra and giraffe images are so fun! The color scheme you used on the card is also great and I just love the zebra background stamp!

Thanks for entering the Simon Says Wednesday Challenge! :)

Alanna said...

These look fabulous Leigh. I love the touch of pink.

Linda Nicholson said...

Love these! I thought the background was patterned paper at first. What a fun birthday theme!

Linda

Miriam Prantner said...

What great birthday invites! I love the pink!

Megan Carroll said...

Love it ladies!!

Helen F. said...

Oh Leigh, these are fabulous invitations....very fun theme for a 9th birthday party :-)

MichelleZ said...

Awww...these are super-cute! You're such a great Mom. Everyone is going to LOVE these!

Joni nina Andaya said...

So cool to use that zebra background. Something different, but in a fun and beautiful way. Sage's party is gonna be a lot of fun :)

Geri said...

These are so awesome, Leigh!!! Love, love, LOVE them!!!

Sherri said...

I adore that first card Leigh, it's fabulous!

Kelly Griglione said...

pink + zebra = love!!

Lindsey said...

Darling! Can't wait to see more from the party.