DIY Invites with baby's picture!!
Clip art (mine is from a google search)
Photo editing software (I used Foto Flexor because it's free online)
Card Stock or pre-made cards and envelopes
Baby themed stamps
Markers and colored pencils
Whatever decorations you'd like
Construction paper or scrapbook paper
First I used Foto Flexor to convert Belladonna's picture to black and white, because I didn't like the sepia color it was. Then I re-sized, cropped and meshed the photo and clip art until it looked like baby was in the belly. I used rounded edges to smooth baby into a belly shape. I reversed the color on the woman art so it was black around her, and I used the poster maker to add the border and text. Making the art and the picture work together takes a little practice and was the most difficult part . It took an hour or two for me with no previous editing experience. Foto Flexor is really easy, don't be scurred!
I typed up the invite information I needed and made sure it would fit inside my card. Next I printed the info out.
Then I cut out the cover picture and the inside information and decorated it a bit with colored pencils or markers. I used a glue stick to attach art/info.
I used "baby" pastels mostly (powder blue, pale pink, yellow, green and lavender) but made 20 invites altogether and each one was original. For some I used construction paper cut to fit the cover. I outlined the inside info on all of them.
Last I used my mini baby stamps and stamped 3-6 times inside each card around the info, then colored the stamping in with colored pencils.
On the back of each envelope I stamped mini baby feet on the closure.
Voila! DIY magick!