Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Dropping The Bomb- Tiki Invite

If you joined me yesterday, you heard all about my attempt at catching up. Well, here's my second Bombshell Stamps project that I have to share with you. It's supposed to be an invitation to a summer tiki party. I make it relatively simple to keep with the idea that I'd be making quite a few of these to send/give out, and I think it came our rather nice.

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This card uses images from the Tiki Party and Madonna Woodcut Bombshell stamp sets. I started this time by stamping, coloring, and cutting out my tiki gods. For the coloring, I used two different distress inks, my colorbox tool, and some markers. I choose my cardstock colors to match the colors I used on the tikis.

On the rusty background cardstock, I distressed the whole thing to look kinda soft like suede. I stamped flowers from Madonna Woodcuts using distress ink, and added just a touch of color to them using chalks. For the saying, I crumbled vanilla cardstock and distressed it, then stamped my banner onto it. Then using my colorbox tool, I added deeper shadows behind the banner. Finally, I added two brown brads.

I layered everything, putting the tikis on pop dots, and tied a brown raffia ribbon to the background. To finish off the card, I added these two wood-like buttons to the raffia and tied them so they had space in between. Now I just need to throw a tiki party so I can send the invitation!

I'd love to hear what you think about this, so feel free to comment if you like.Tomorrow I have a third project to share with you, and I think it might be my favorite out of the three, so please visit! See you then.


  1. Perfect for a party! Love the colors and how you did the backgrounds and those tiki's are FABULOUS!. You even managed to find the perfect embellies! xxD

  2. Ooooooh! I love the tiki!! I think I might have to get a tiki tat! awesome!