Saturday, July 17, 2010

Harley Inspired

I am finished with my latest project!  It was miserable and I hated it 50% of the time that I was making it but I think it turned out awesome!


Harley Davidson inspired invitations!  My good friend is throwing a surprise birthday party for her boyfriend!  When she asked me if I would make the invitations I was hesitant to say yes because I usually don't do "boy" stuff let alone "man" stuff.  Fortunately for me he happens to be a biker and happens to ride a Harley!  So in true Harley style I used black, white, orange and grey.  The skull was easy, it looks tough and bikerish but it wasn't enough.  So I added metal mesh and hand-made barbwire.


The barbwire was the worst idea ever, but completely genius!  My fingers hurt so bad from wrapping wire.  But I think it adds the right touch of "man bling" to the invite!

I used the Indie Art cartridge from Cricut for the skull.  The skulls were also a huge pain in the you know what!  I inked the skulls and the crossbones.  The crossbones were not attached to the skull so I had to glue them all on...Boo!


Thank goodness for my spray adhesive!  Have I ever told you how much I love that stuff?  Oh yeah, I did here.  It is strong enough to adhere the metal mesh to the card, love, love, love it!


This project was a success, thank goodness....not that I was worried or anything!

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18 comments:

Jenglamgirl said...

WOW' these are darling! At first I thought they were match stick packs! Which would be super cute too! I love what you did... and what a great friend you are. I can imagine the barb wire being a pain.. BUT THAT is totally what makes them so BIKER FAB. love them, way to go! Jenn

Becky said...

those are out of control cute.

Mrs. Fine said...

Wow! I am so jealous of your paper-crafting skills! I try to create some paper wizardry...perhaps your masterpieces are the incentives I need to tell myself it's okay to buy a Cricut! ;)

Swainston Vinyl & Dezign said...

Ha....That's funny, the projects that we both just did! :)
Send me some of that barbed wire cuz I don't feel like hurting my fingers! I bet that was a PAIN!

Stephanie said...

You are AMAZING friend:) I love you tons honey!!!!!!!!! The party is going to be FABULOUS because the tone will be set by these SPECTACULAR invites~ You are the BESTEST! AND the most crazy good artist EVER:) Thank you! Love you bestest friend!

Mine for the Making said...

LOVE these!!! The barb wire is the PERFECT "man bling" (love that too..."man bling" haha!)

You did a great job! To say the least :) The things we crafty ladies will do...and do it until our hands ache! It's all for the finished product...that end result. And it looks like your friend is very appreciate ^ :)

theteo5 said...

Love LOVE LOVE THEM! Definitly worth the pain in the booty that they were! I'm your newest follower and can't wait to see what you come up with next.

Mom_Rhonda said...

These are amazing! It's so much easier to make things for girls isn't it? Nice job honey!

Amanda @ Serenity Now said...

WOW! Those look amazing. :)

Stephanie Lynn @Under the Table and Dreaming said...

Kenzie - You did a fantastic job on these! I just think they are perfect for a manly party! Thanks so much for joining The Sunday Showcase - I greatly apprecite it! Hope you have a great week! ~ Stephanie Lynn

Kirsty said...

Great job man cards are hard!

Sarah said...

Ouch! Looks like a difficult project but they turned out totally AWESOME!! Love the "man bling" :)

WildIrishRose33 said...

Awesome!

Ms Bingles Vintage Christmas said...

These are the cutest ever!
Thank you for sharing!
Have a good day!
Leticia
www.msbinglesvintagechristmas.com

Helena said...

Oh.My.Gosh. Handmade barbed wire??
The whole thing looks fantastic. Way to go!
Thank you for participating in the Therapy Session with Life in the Pitts!

Helena said...

I featured this today!

http://www.lifeinthepitts.com/2010/07/featuring-you_23.html

idesign said...

these came out great! new follower :)

-Jackie
http://jaclyndesigns.blogspot.com/

★All Thingz Related★ said...

Very cool invitation! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Anything Related!
{Rebekah}

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