A sister of a good friend of mine is having a baby shower and asked me to make the invitations. I mentioned this before in this post but I haven't had the time to post the revised invitation. The nursery bedding had a jungle theme so what better stamps to use than the adorable animals from High Hopes?
I used Mike on a Vine, Elmer Elephant, and Jungle Leaf Corner. I don't have Stretch yet (I've ordered it, but it hasn't arrived it) so I used the giraffe from "Bundle of Joy" (retired SU). Even though it's a little different in style, I think is goes well. I took the colors from the bedding...which is why the giraffe is brown'ish instead of yellow/orange'ish.
First I embossed the images in black, then watercolored them. Then I watercolored Bashful Blue and Certainly Celery in the background to create the ground and the sky.I roughed up the edges and matted it onto Creamy Caramel. I added a Bashful Blue ribbon to hold the tag. The "Due Date" sentiment is from SU Mark the Date. On the back of the tag, is the baby's due date. I printed the date on the computer, punched it out with my 3/4" circle punhc, then stamped "Due Date" on the other side.
They wanted all 3 animals on the invitation and since they are larger images, I didn't have too much room to embellish, so I kept it simple.
On the inside, I printed the party information on the computer then stamped Polka Dots in Creamy Caramel and Jungle Leaf Corner in Old Olive.
The wording on the inside says...
God made the animals and the stars up above.
Now He is blessing us with a baby to love.
It's time to celebrate; It's a joyous day...
A new little explorer is on his way.
Please join us for a baby shower for...
Edited to add: My friend called and pointed out a typo on the invitation. It says "Pease" instead of Please. This is just the draft, so I did not make all of the invitations yet!! Thank you Brandi (my editor) for pointing this out!! LOL
Now....it's time for another High Hopes Blog Hop for some yummy candy! One of the High Hopes Design Divas has some more blog candy to give away. Go hopping away to see if you can win it!! I have added a list of the HH Diva's on the left.
Good luck and thanks for stopping by!