Three Invitations One Kit - Brunch Stamp and Stencil Set
Hello, everyone. Today I am going to be making three invitations using the Brunch stamp set by Backyard table. Backyard Table seems to be a new collection produced by Recollections which is Michaels' house brand. I like this new collection a lot. It's very different than the regular Recollections stamps. The collection has a definite theme to it that puts you in the mood to party and enjoy life. I even get a travel vibe from it with some of the Italian sentiments in other sets.
I'm not doing any particular technique in this blog, I just wanted to explore and play with this stamp set. When I bought this set I was attracted to the color and the set up. I didn't realize that these were made for invitations. Thanks, Michaels, now I'm going to be hand making cards AND invitations, it'll never end.
With this first invitation, we're going to invite our friends to a wine tasting, yay! I used the stencil to trace a wine bottle and wine glass on to some white card stock and used my alcohol markers to color them in. When I traced these images I didn't even think if I had an alcohol safe pen in my stash and I automatically went for my Faber-Castell pen. It works, I didn't get any runs or blends with the edges of the image when I used my markers. So try that if you have it or a Copic fine liner pen. I fussy cut those two images and used my Xyron to make them in to stickers. I love that little machine. It cuts gluing down to seconds for these small images.
On my second invitation, I was inspired by a roll of washi. It was Hanukkah washi that was on clearance. I HAD to get it. I used Broken China Distress Oxide ink to color most of the card and inked the corners with Faded Jean. I did my stamping in white pigment ink first then went over it again with a gold pigment ink. Stamping it in white makes the color more vibrant and bold when the invitation is finished. I like the little bulbs on the string. I think I would add more lights and maybe some glow in the dark embossing powder if I did this again.
For the last invitation I really wanted to use that lily stamp. I could hear it calling my name begging to be put on the paper. Combine that with the silver embossing powder that came with the My Monthly Hero March set and the card basically made itself. I wanted to break up the basic patterns from my last two invitations and used some patterned paper from the Recollections Home Basics 6"x6" paper pad.
Did you make any invitations with this set? Did you try the Faber-Castell pen? Let me know in the comments.
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