Tuesday, August 28, 2012
::nail polish birthday invites::
These invites were inspired by some that I saw on etsy. Please link here to see the original inspiration.
Back in the olden days when I needed a template I would print off an inspiration picture and play with the sizing on a photocopier till I got just the right size. Now days my job would walk me right out the door for that kind of stuff, so I had to figure out a new way to get a template. I tried tracing an actual nail polish bottle and then tracing it bigger and bigger. This was time consuming and didn't look right.
Then I had another idea -
I found a picture online of a bottle of OPI nail polish. I enlarged it on my iPad till it was about the right size, and then put a regular piece of printer paper on top of my iPad screen. It was easy to trace it onto that sheet. I cut it out and traced in onto a piece of cardstock. Template done. Less than two mins of time invested. Perfect.
The rest was just getting all the pieces cut out. I started with the nail polish bottle traced on glitter paper with velum label wrapped around the back so you can't see the adhesive holding it on. Then a black lid cut out and the whole thing attached to another piece of card stock. After that I cut out that bottom piece of cardstock to mirror the bottle and lid. I loved how they turned out and they were not too time consuming. I did not make the lid lift off like the inspiration invite, because I felt that was going to make them too complex for me to make myself quickly.
One thing done on the party check off sheet.