Monday, July 5, 2010

Chair Chat - Embellish Invitation Challenge

I don't usually do invitations but for Embellish's current challenge my mind gravitated to Papertrey Ink's (PTI) On My Couch (OMC) and Tea for Two (T42).  Both have various sentiments that could be used.  My subliminal inspiration was probably the over-stuffed chipboard chairs from Mary Engelbreit that were still on my work table from a recent rescue/purchase from the $1 bin at Michael's (gotta love those dollar bins!)

Which color to use stumped me at first.  I had PTI's Scarlet Jewel but wanted some pattern for the background of the chair.  I found the perfect paper in my stash--a sheet Scott from BlueMoon had sent along with an order last year.  Although there is an obscured script on the paper, the overall look reminds me of old worn leather or crushed velvet.  I had just received the green paper ribbon tape (Basic Grey's Oliver line) in an order from Two Peas in a Bucket Friday and thought the scale worked well with the chair.  The front became the invite--combining sentiments from PTI's OMC and OMC Additions.

Also received in that same order from Two Peas was the Basic Grey Basic Kraft paper pad that I used on the back of the invitation which had the specifics--combining sentiments and images from PTI's T42 and T42 Additions.

Although the front of the card is a fairly liberal interpretation, I think the use of the chipboard chair as an invitation is unique and interesting.  I hope you think so too!

Thanks for stopping by,


Cardstock=PTI's Ripe Avocado and Simply Chartreuse
Paper=Iron Orchid Design line by Prima Marketing (Coquette Collection)
Stamps=PTI's OMC, OMC Additions, and Guide Lines Two
Other=Basic Grey Oliver Paper Ribbon, jewels from stack, Copic black marker, Zig Emboss Writer, EK Success 3/4" sq punch and 1" circle punch, and We R Memory Keepers Corner Chomper
Paper=Basic Grey Basic Kraft
Stamps= PTI's T42 and T42 Additions and Just Rite Stampers New Times Roman alphabet
Inks=PTI Chai, VersaFine Black Onyz, VersaMark, and Color Box Black
Other=Scotch Mega Glue Stick, Basic Grey Precision File Set, and Mary Engelbreit's chipboard chair


  1. How cute! I need to get one of those chipboard books too! I have the perfect pictures for it! Thanks for the inspiration! :)

  2. Very cute chair invite! Thanks so much for taking on an Embellish challenge!

  3. Oh, this is just great! I love the comfy chair for your invite! Thanks so much for playing along!