The theme of the party was Back to the Future, her daughter's favorite movie. I had to admit, I had never seen the movie. Not sure how that was left out of my childhood, but I wasn't quite getting the clocks, towers, lightening bolts and hover boards she was describing. So step one, watch the movie. I found it easily on cable and dvr'ed it so I could pause in various spots trying to see these classic images. My husband even convinced me to watch the second one, and is patiently waiting for me to watch the third.
Secondly, I had to find how to capture the clock tower. I posted on a facebook group, and someone recommended I use Clockworks. I assumed it was retired, but was surprised to learn it was current, right there on the same page as my beloved Gorgeous Grunge. My favorite part of Clockworks was stamping the hands so the clock reads 5:55, the time the birthday girl was born. For the tower, I used the Simply Scored to make lines to resemble pillars. And for the movie image, I just printed the logo off the internet. For the words, I used the Simply Serif Alphabet stamps, inked in the Metallic Gold Encore Pad. To denote the 16th birthday, I used the Make a Wish stamp set and the numbers from Show & Tell 2 Photopolymer stamps. For the lighting bolt, I couldn't find a stamp, so I went to Archiver's and had them cut them to the size I needed on their Silhouette.
When I showed my husband the finished product, he asked if I could make him one, so that's a good sign that the invite might be well appreciated by the birthday girl and other diehard Back to the Future fans. If you have a need for any custom cards or invitations, let me know and I would be happy to help, even if it means watching three movies before I get started :)