Party animal invite

Posted by TheDocraftsTeam, 20 Apr, 2017

If you're currently planning a special birthday event for your little party animal, then we have just the make for you! Combine decoupage, embossing folders and stamping to create the perfect invite for the festivities, and take your pick of Anita's decoupage (we've opted for the Birthday K9's) for that fun finish!

1. Cut an A4 sheet of cardstock in half, putting the second half aside for another invitation. Round the corners with an Xcut 10mm Corner Punch. Trim a sheet of A Christmas Wish red and white stripy paper to 15 x 7cm and curve the top corners. Assemble the top three layers of the ‘Birthday K9s’ decoupage sheet with 3D foam pads, leaving out any background layers. Adhere to the bottom left-hand side of the stripy panel.

2. Freehand, draw a speech bubble on the back of a sheet of pale blue Geometric Neon paper. Trim around your shape with a pair of scissors and stick onto a piece of red adhesive foam. Once again, cut around this neatly. Use the Wedding Ever After 5 x 5" mini alpha & number stamps and black pigment ink to print the phrase ‘Calling all party animals!’ in the centre of your speech bubble.

3. Position everything on the white paper panel and determine where you'd like each element to sit. Select a Bare Basics wooden number and place in the bottom right-hand corner. With all of the elements in situ, mark out guidelines in the free space with a faint pencil line. Stamp ‘Ben is’ in red pigment ink and ‘Turning’ just below in blue.

4. Print the rest of your details in two rows below, using black pigment ink and the 5 x 5" stamps. Cut a very thin strip of adhesive foam and fi x onto a small clear stamp block. Print between the two lines and above the first, separating the details. Cut down slightly and stamp vertically between the lines.

5. Take your wooden number and cover completely with clear embossing ink. Sprinkle over silver embossing powder and set with a heat tool until smooth. Deboss the white paper panel, putting it face-down in the embossing folder and running through your Xpress machine.

6. Stick the stripy paper at the top with 3D foam tape and adhere the speech bubble just below. Peel the sticky backing off the number and secure in place. To finish, palm punch stars and scatter around.

Project and how-to instructions by Lorna Slessor. Project originally published in the December issue (77) of docrafts Creativity magazine.

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