welcome back for day four of cupid's arrow inspiration, on the countdown to the papertrey ink december release on the fifteenth. only today, i give you katniss' bow. several of the images in the set were drawn for my daughter's eleventh birthday party invitation shortly after the first hunger games movie debuted, which i'll flash back to below since it's also flashback friday. but first a couple of takes on a hunger games birthday card using the new stamps. above, i used a printed and punched element that i created for her invitation to add the infamous phrase as my sentiment. if you think about it, wouldn't everyone love for the odds to be in their favor on their birthday - even if they're not headed to a reaping!
i couldn't decide which look i liked better. plus, i had trouble finding the seal in my messy desk at first, so i had already pressed out the whole phrase on my label gun. i couldn't let it go to waste! on both cards, i used the bow and the trio of arrows for my focal image - they were the ones i created for the front of the original invitation with katniss in mind. i covered the heart with a hole punched circle of glitter tape and colored the arrow fins with two shades of yellow copics. this was the color scheme i used for the birthday, so i just stuck with it for today as well. i think it's very girl on fire.
speaking of the invitation, here's the peek i posted of it back in may 2012 and the flashback part of my post. i never got around to posting the whole party because i was overwhelmed with the pictures, but i really need to. i was able to come up with some really cool activities despite the kids-killing-kids theme of the books - although we did have our own hide & seek/nerf tag version of the "game" in and around our house, complete with a cornucopia, parachutes, berries, and a cannon/noise horn. in addition to the invitations, i used the bow and arrow images for lots of other party papers, including some propaganda posters we hung and gave as party favors. it really was the best party ever! with the second movie out, it's the perfect time to use cupid's arrow to create your own hunger games propaganda and birthday cards.
as usual, click on over to nichole's blog for links to the design team posts - today's a group post day, so there will be lots to see! melissa and lizzie have posts up with their new product too. and don't forget to come back tomorrow for one more day of cupid's arrow projects before release day...
may the odds be ever in your favor!
eta: a fellow hunger games fan emailed to ask where i got the mockingjay and panem logos i used on my daughter's invite and i thought i should add the answer here as well. i'll go into more detail when i finally get around to posting the full party, but basically, i drew them myself to match the color and style of my other images using various book and movie graphics as a guide. there are some differences from the originals, both by choice and ability limitations, but my goal was to have them as close as possible to the real thing to wow my daughter and her guests and make it feel like they were stepping into the book. i used them everywhere! mine are not transparent vectors so they would be difficult to share, but if you're looking to create something similar for yourself, there are probably better freebie fan graphics out there anyway, especially now with a second movie out.
also, please note that i do try to answer any comment questions in the comments as well, so if you've asked one there, don't forget to check back!