If there is one thing that Texans know how to do well in the summer, (or any time of the year, really) it is BBQ. We are actually throwing a big ol' BBQ next month. So, my inspiration for this challenge came from getting a head start on the invitations for the party. I used the On the Grill stamp set (ret.) and the Pawsitively Prints DSP (also ret.) for these. The new SU! catalog just launched yesterday and I thought it would be a good thing to use up some of my stash before the brand-new goods arrived at my doorstep.
It is tough to see in the photos but the sentiment is actually heat embossed for some added shine. That punched drink in the middle is a "cherry limeade"...any fans of Sonic out there? Mmmm! I sponged some Pool Party ink around the BBQ image to make it pop a bit more, I also popped up all of the layers, punched accents and the main image for some added interest...while still allowing the invite to fit in an envelope to mail. I have over 20 of these going out, so that will be helpful for postage. The inside of the card has all of the details for the BBQ, including our address, date and time of the event and R.S.V.P. info. Sure I could have sent an Evite but these were WAY more fun! All of the supplies are listed at the end of this post.
Before I go, here is a quick shot of my boys from Memorial Day weekend. Don't they look cute in their patriotic bandana's?
Please join us this week over at the Paper Players to share your project celebrating summer! The challenge is open until Friday, June 8th at Noon (PST). Be sure to visit the rest of the gals on the Design Team to see what they have whipped up this week for the challenge:
The Paper Players Design Team
Have a HAPPY day today,
Stampin' Up! Supply List:
Stamps: On the Grill (ret.)
Paper: Build-A-Bear Pawsitively Prints DSP (ret.), Poppy Parade, Tempting Turquoise and Whisper White card stock
Ink: VersaMark, Pool Party (for sponging), Basic Black, Basic Gray and Poppy Parade (ret.) Classic ink
Punches: Eyelet Border punch, 1" Circle punch, 3/4" Circle punch
Accessories: Clear Embossing powder, Poppy Parade, Certainly Celery and Tempting Turquoise Stampin' Write Markers, Blender Pens, Poppy Parade 1/2" Stitched Poly ribbon (ret.), Basic Rhinestones and Stampin' Dimensionals
non-SU! accessories: scallop rectangle punch