Tuesday, 4 November 2014

Party!! with Papermill

Hello and welcome to this week's makes with +papermilldirect

The theme for the Design Team this week is Parties!!  Yay!!  and if you're holding a party over the festive period or looking to New Year then you may be thinking of making your own invites.

Have you ever checked out the Special Offers section?, well worth taking a look as not only is a new special offer launched each week, but there are often some previous offers still available whilst stocks last.  This week there is a yummy sounding Biscuit card (240gsm) at just £5-50 for 80 sheets.

So back to the party then!! and sharing my design for a New Year's Eve party invitation but it could be adapted for other occasions too.

 I started off by creating a tent fold card base from 'Navy Blue' card to which I added a panel of 'Sky Blue' card across the centre.  I used my little Cricut Mini to cut a layered clock design from Navy Blue, Grey, and rich cream hammered card.  Adding the numbers '2015' die-cut manually from 'Post Box Red' card.  (As the clock is basically layered circles you could also cut with a manual die cutter if preferred). I also cut the 'Party' sentiment in post box red and navy blue card, and layered slightly to give a slight shadow effect.

The layered champagne glasses were cut from smooth white card and the 'glass' part coloured with an ice grey promarker, the 'champagne' was coloured with a pastel yellow promarker and topped with Detail Sparkle glitter glue, I was hoping to give the impression of sparkling bubbly wine.

The simple  shapes are easy to line up and if making a large quantity you could get away with not having so many layers to the clock and maybe stamping the '2015' and 'party' wording.
 I like using the red card to add a pop of colour to the classic blues and greys.

So will you be having a Party this year?  Are you making your own invites?  If you have any questions or just want to say hello, then please do comment, and thank you so much for popping by today :)

Materials used: 
Navy blue, Sky Blue, Grey, Post Box Red card - Colours Range - Papermill Direct
Rich Cream Hammered card - Essentials Range - Papermill Direct
Detail Sparkle in 'White Shimmer' for the 'wine'. 
Ice Grey & Pastel Yellow promarkers
Mostly cut using Cricut Mini

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