I belong to Beta Sigma Phi, an international woman's organization. Members of Beta Sigma Phi all over the world celebrate the founding of the organization at an annual Founder's Day event in April. This year, the local chapter I belong to is hosting the event in our area. I was in charge of the invitations.
Here is what I came up with:
The colors of Beta Sigma Phi are yellow and black. The yellow rose is the flower of our organization. So that was my starting point for the design of the invitation. I found inspiration from Kandi Phillips who participated in one of our Nacho Average Design Challenges. It originally was a color challenge and Kandi used the challenge colors of Blushing Bride, Very Vanilla and Basic Black. I knew I could easily change the design to incorporate the colors and yellow rose of Beta Sigma Phi. The only problem was that I no longer own a stamp set that includes a rose image. The stamp sets I did own at one time (Stipple Rose and Fifth Avenue Floral) have long been retired and sold.
So, then onto game plan B. My Digital Studio! Fifth Avenue Floral is still available as a My Digital Studio download. I purchased the download after watching this fantastic video made by Julie Davidse on how to layer color in My Digital Studio. With Julie's instructions, I was able to layer different shades of yellow into the rose. After it was created, I simply printed it out on white card stock, cut it out with a pair of scissors and layered it onto the card.
I made 7 of these cards to use as the invitations to our Founder's Day event. I really like how they turned out.
Thank you to Kandi and Julie for your inspiration!
Stamp Sets: Fifth Avenue Floral (My Digital Studio download), Creative Elements, Sincere Salutations
Ink: Basic Black
Paper: Whisper White, Basic Black various retired designer paper-a great way to use up paper scraps!
Accessories: My Digital Studio, printer, Bird Builder punch, 5/8" Crochet Trim