This is a picture of the completed Birthday Party Kit that I made using the stamp set!
Edited to Add: Thank you Craftria for reminding me that I had misspelled my invitation by puting "Your" instead of "You're" on the card front. I actually realized it before I submitted it to SheetLoad, but forgot to remove the old pics from my computer and ended up uploading the wrong ones. Where able I replaced the pictures of some of the misspelled invitations. But some of them still remain to ensure you get a proper look at the whole collection. :-(
No birthday party can happen if you don't invite some kids right? So my first order of business was to create an invitation. Remember that all the designs had to follow this month's sketch which you can see HERE by downloading the latest eZine.
As you can see I took the Adventure (It's a Jungle Out There) stamp set and went Indiana Jones with it! The DP and CS I used are from the Paper Salon's Rugged collection. The Green DP is from Karen Foster and the Black CS is from Recollections. All stamped images were stamped using Amuse Black ink and colored with Copic markers unless stated otherwise.
To create the sentiment, I found an Indiana Jones look-alike font on the Internet and used Word Art in Power Point to design it and then printed it out on my CS. But JLO does also provide a stamp set that would work perfectly for this occasion!
For an extra touch I stamped the hat and rope and popped them up on top of the car for additional depth and interest. I think a lot of little boys would be excited to go to this party if they got this invitation in the mail! It really helps set the mood for the whole party!
I lightly sanded the board and then covered it with a cream colored Heidi Swapp paint. After making the playing area to represent the sketch, and punching squares to provide the path of the game, I then stamped many images all over it to create my background.
Again using the Indiana Jones look-alike font I made the title for the game. Using Rub-ons, I made a Draw and Discard pile for the cards. Throughout the game on some of the spaces I stamped a skeleton head which indicates when a player should draw a card from the Draw pile. And on other spaces I stamped snakes which means when a player lands there they have to spend one turn in the snake pit.
To move around the game board, players use the spinner to determine where they land on the board. They progress to the next closest color of space that matches the color their spinner landed on. The spinner was created using a chipboard circle and a chipboard tag that was trimmer to represent a pointer. The circle was placed on top of another circle that was made into pie shaped pieces with all the colors.
To make the game pieces I colored four different hats, one to represent each color of game pieces. Before I cut them out, I first folded them in half so that I could form a tent with the hat piece and then by leaving a tab of paper on the bottom, I slipped them into the foam of the game piece bases that I made. The bases were made out of some small plastic storage containers that I had on hand that I filled with Almost Leather (a thick foam-like material.)
So there you have it! An adventure game suitable for a young man's birthday party. As players move three spaces ahead for finding a priceless artifact, or get sent back five spaces because they were run over by a big boulder, they will race around the board beginning at the start space and ending at the last column that contains the jewel that they are all in pursuit of! It really is an Adventure!!!
It was funny because even though my youngest is fifteen years old, he wanted to play the game when he saw it completed! It really did come out nicely!!
If you stuck with me for this whole LONG post, thanks so much! I can't tell you how many hours went into making it, so I really appreciate you taking the time to look at the finished product!
Alicia was nice enough to Feature me as one of her new Designers this week on this post HERE... so if you would like to check it out, you might learn a thing or two about me that you didn't already know!
Have a great Saturday and may your bucket overflow with lots of adventures of your own this weekend!