Thursday, July 1, 2010

Embellish Color Challenge Invitations

Hello all and happy Friday! Welcome to another Embellish Color Challenge... These weeks challenge is based off of these amazing photos, brought to you by the fabulous Tina of the Traveling Tribe. The challenge... To create an invitation using the colors pictured above. Our sponsors...Unity Stamp Company! Check out their huge collection of stamps here.

When I think of invitations, I think of creating something that is simple, yet bold. Simple, so that it's not a huge chore to crank out a large number of them. And bold, so that it really makes a statement and grabs the recipients attention right out of the envelope. For this challenge the design team is working with the Soirees & Such stamp set. And to keep things simply bold here is what I came up with...
I chose to work with the elegant chandelier and let it really stand out. Stamped it three times onto the kraft card base in Scarlett Jewell and hung them from some rustic twine bows. Here's a tip: for a clean look on the inside of the card, pierce your holes (at the top of both the image and card front), thread twine through holes so that both ends are at the front of the card and then tie into a bow.
Rounded the bottom corner and finished the card off with some rhinestones and a sentiment.

For the details of the challenge, prize info and more fabulous invitation inspiration, be sure to stop here. Hope you too will give this challenge a try!

Have a great 4th of July weekend!


Open House Invitation:


  1. Love this c ard. So simple and so beautiful

    xx Anita

  2. Maile your designs are truely beautiful. I really enjoy how your cards seem so simple and striking!

  3. Simple and lovely, Maile! You always do such clever things with thread, and the twine bows to "hang" the chandeliers are no exception. Love the rhinestones, too!

  4. This is so simple and inviting! A perfect open house invite! Thanks for sharing your creativity with us!

  5. Maile this is so classic and gorgeous!! I'm not even looking to buy a house...but I would definitley want to check out this open house! It's gorgeous!! Great job {as always!!} Hope you have a great holiday weekend girl!

  6. Love this Maile! I actually used this to inspire another card I just made! Such a cool idea!

  7. love the decadent chandeliers. thanks for the inspiration.