Woohoo!  We did it, Stampers!  We made it to Friday!!!  We are approaching our last weekend in June.  Summer is in full swing now and so is barbeque season!  So, I only found it fitting when a good customer of mine requested 10 custom invites to her family barbeque!

I didn’t have any barbeque stamps in my collection.  (I know – tons of stamps and no barbeque!)  So, I fell back to punch art – you can make almost anything given the right punches!

This card started with a Real Red card base.  Then there is a 4″ x 5.25″ layer of soft Sky – I used a mask and sponged Soft Sky ink to make “clouds”.  Then a 5.25″ x 1″ strip of Garden Green, sponged in Garden Green ink and cut with the fringe scissors makes up my “grass”.  The sign and post are made from Crumb Cake cardstock and the Decorative Label Punch with Crumb Cake ink sponged on the edges.

Stampin’ Tip: I had printed the name onto the cardstock from my computer and printer before punching them out.

The Barbeque was made using circle punches.It was a 2″ circle punch and Real Red cardstock made up the barbeque body and the wheels are made from the 1/2″ circle punch in Basic Black and the 1/4″ circle punch in Whisper White.  The Legs were cut on the Stampin’ Trimmer.  The handle on the top of the barbeque was a 3/4″ circle with the 1/2″ circle cut out of it to make the crescent moon shaped “handle”.  The “grill” is silver foil paper punched with the word window punch.  For the smoke, I sponged the top and bottom layers of the barbeque body with Basic Grey and drew the smoke with the smaller of the two Project Life Journaling Pens.  I finished it off by adding the butterfly (Bitty Butterfly punch) with a rhinestone.

I hope her guests are excited to get them as she was!

I LOVE a happy customer!!

If you need help with this punch art barbeque or any other project – I’m here to help!

Happy Stamping,

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