The invitation is really a MDS hybrid.
I used MDS to create the camoflage background pattern and the "You're Invited!"
words, then cut both using the Big Shot and the Labels Collection Framelits (#125598, $26.95 for set of 6)
The parasol is a retired stamp I embossed with a metallic I created by mixing
Early Espresso Embossing Powder (#128980, $4.75) and Gold Embossing Powder (#109129, $4.75)
It creates a vintage-look antique bronze!
The "it's a shower" stamp is from the new "Cuddles & Kisses" baby sentiments set
(#127312 WM, $25.95; #127314 CM, $18.95)
After adhering the camoflage shape to the Old Olive background panel, I ran it through the Big Shot
with the Square Lattice Embossing Folder (#119976, $7.95)
|The inside of the invitation card is a folded square of paper |
that opens up. It is called an "explosion card" and
is really easy to make! I used My Digital Studio
to create my insert using digital stampbrushes,
and text for all the information. Below is the open invitation.