Saturday, April 18, 2009

Manhattan Flower Invitation

You gals were so kind with your comments, thank you! That really was a post so my DD could choose the style invite she liked best, but I thought I'd post the one she chose and answer a few questions people asked. 

I don't know what SAI stands for, but I know it is her music sorority at college. The rose is one of their symbols and she specifically wanted that included, so when I saw the Manhattan Flower die from Stampin Up I thought it would be perfect for this project. I actually had a lot of trouble trying to figure out how to incorporate music into the theme and then my colors had to be red, gold and white. I didn't have enough GG red ribbon so bought some of this style from Mike's. If you can see it, I used a liquid glue pen on the very edges of the roses and applied just a touch of glitter. There was a lot of drying time involved with this card because the gold craft ink, as you gals all know, doesn't dry very quickly, and it had to be completely dry to add the 'You're Invited' sentiment on top. The rose paper looks like saffron but its really PTI's gold, a very yellow gold with a subtle shimmer. And the prototype started with just white paper but it looked too stark for some reason, so I switched to confetti white, kind of gives it the look of hand made paper. 

20 comments:

BethH said...

Very pretty, PS. I like this one too. She and the rest of the girls are going to LOVE them. Very nice. Be safe on your trip! HUGS!

vikkijo said...

Beautiful! I couldn't have picked just one!

Chef Mama said...

Beautiful! I'm sure all the guests receiving this will "oooh" and "ahhh" over it!

laos348 said...

Very cool use of this die. I like how you ended up incorporating the music.

Melissa said...

Beautiful! I hope that her concert goes well!

Diane said...

Absolutely BEAUTIFUL! Thanks for letting us know her fav!

cadnileb said...

So pretty! Love how you mixed the colors and the rose/music!

Lois said...

You know I think that is the one I would have chosen too. And I can sort of see the glittler. Just a little squinting. LOL!! But it is gorgeous. I'm sure everyone who gets them will be thrilled with them. How could they not be!!

27 days!!

IamDerby said...

Very pretty! Looks very intricate.

Maria Matter said...

What a gorgeous invitation!!
I had to go look at all of them after reading your post...they are all so pretty! Brilliant idea with the music print and all!
Blessings, Maria

Kay said...

How pretty! I like the music behind the die, it just goes perfectly with the theme of the invitation. They were all so elegant, I'm sure it was hard to choose!

Mara... said...

Just beautiful!!!!!!! I love the big roses!!

Lee said...

You did a wonderful job. So many little extra touches make such a special card.

Grace said...

Oh my.... I would have had a hard time choosing myself... they were all so pretty! I do love the one she chose and thanks for sharing that with is! You're a great mom and all the girls will be just in love with these!!!

BethieJ said...

BEAUTIFUL!!! Love the roses!!
have a GREAT day!

thinker said...

Thanks for letting us know just which one DD chose! They were ALL so very pretty - I know I would have had a very hard timing choosing a favourite!

You're a great Mom to be making all these for your DD!!!

blessings,

whoistracy said...

This is so elegant. Just beautiful. Love the sheet music background.

Kim said...

Very pretty and elegant. Great use of the die.

The Mama Monkey said...

Ah, so worth the time it took to do it! Beautiful! I like that music in the background! I just got "Composers Dream" off eBay! Can't wait to ink it!

Elizabeth said...

Beautiful card.