Its time for the invitation reveal for my littlest one's 1st birthday!
We're having a cars & trucks party!
My little guy LOVES playing with cars and can do a pretty impressive motor noise, so a cars & trucks party theme seemed like the natural choice.
Let me show you some tricks of how I made this invite.
These acrylic stamps were $1 and part of a cars and trucks themed scrapbook set. I knew I wanted to use them in the decor as part of the theme and wanted to also be able to use them on the invites.
So I decided to scan them onto my computer!
First I inked them up really well with some good black ink and stamped them onto white cardstock. I used a black marker to fill in any places that the color did not saturate well. The next step, after everything was dry, was to scan them onto my computer.
Now I can open them in my drawing program and crop each shape and change the colors, etc.
I also scanned some of the papers I had from the scrapbook set.
Then it was just a matter of building the image of the invite!
Because to me less isn't necessarily more, and I kind of have a problem of making more work for myself when I don't really have to... I made a couple extra little cars slightly larger than the one on the invite. I cut them out with my X-acto knife (scissors would do the job, too) and applied some 3D foam stickers to the back. I arranged the cut out car over the one on the invite and attached it.
The invites look good without the extra 3D embellishment, but I do think it helps give it that extra customized look and a little oomph!