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'!


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!