Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Robert's Confirmation Invites

There is a story behind this set of cards! I knew that I had to make Confirmation invitations for my daughter and the neighbor's son (she asked me a LOOOONG time ago to make them) so I wanted to get started on them, especially since Joy needed 76 of them! I asked Joy (my neighbor and friend) what colors she was looking for in these invites. She told me to go with blue and yellow as that is Robert's school colors. I created this card first.

Stamps: Crosses of Hope
Ink: Bayou Blue
Cardstock: Bayou Blue, Whisper White
Accessories: Ticket corner punch, sponge, crop-a-dile,
silver eyelets, Bayou Blue DSP

When I was done, I didn't really like it. It felt like something was missing. Thanks to several online friends I added some yellow to help feel complete.

Stamps: Crosses of Hope, Graceful Words
Ink: Bayou Blue, So Saffron
Cardstock: Bayou Blue, Whisper White, So Saffron
Accessories: Ticket corner punch, sponge, oval punches,
crop-a-dile, silver eyelets, dimensionals, Bayou Blue DSP

While I liked this card, it now felt more feminine then I wanted it to! After all these are for a 13/14 year old boy! So I went with another suggestion from an online friend and made a pull out card.

Stamps: Crosses of Hope, Graceful Words
Ink: So Saffron, Bayou Blue
Cardstock: Bayou Blue, So Saffron, Whisper White
Accessories: Ticket corner punch, sponges, corner rounder punch,
tab punch, ribbon border punch, Bayou Blue DSP

I showed Joy both cards. Her husband and her liked the pull out better (me too!). I started talking with Joy about how many she needed and she wasn't sure of the blue. Their school colors are a true blue so she asked if Robert could come and pick out colors. Told her not a problem!

Stamps: Crosses of Hope, Graceful Words
Ink: Basic Black, Real Red, Whisper White
Cardstock: Basic Black, Whisper White, Real Red
Accessories: Ticket corner punch, corner rounder punch,
 ribbon border punch, tab punch, sponge

Like what Robert picked out? So much for the blue and yellow!

Happy Stampin'!
Shelley

5 comments:

Yapha said...

All of the versions are gorgeous! Great job!! And glad he got to pick the colors he wanted.

Heidi Baks said...

I love the yellow oval behind the cross! That really pops. The pull card is fun too!

Adriana Benitez said...

How funny. Creating really is a process isn't it?

Holly / InkPaperStamps said...

How fun, to see all the variations as your creative process unfolded!

And what a great memory for Robert, getting to be in on the designing of his invitations. . . .

Mickey Roberts said...

What a great exercise in design! I like all the creations!