Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Penny Black: In a nutshell baby boy card and NEW Kingdom embossing folders
Hello blogging friends! Thanks for stopping by :-)
My blogging friend Sam from Ryemilan's Stamping and Scrapbooking had a little baby boy recently and this is the card that I made to welcome his arrival. Sam has been a fantastic supporter since I started blogging and makes beautiful jewellery, takes spectacular photos and makes gorgeous cards. I especially love Sam's punch art cards - I hope that you have a chance to have a peek at them!
The hedgie is a Penny Black stamp (no surprise there LOL!) which I have had forever but is still as cute as a button. I coloured the image with pencils and OMS,then added some glitter to the flower petals and lightly chalked around the image with blue chalk including some lemon and blue pearlescent chalks here and there (but you can't see it that much in the photo) - very pretty and shimmery IRL.
The embossing on the white cardstock was done with a new embossing folder by K Kingdom called "Flowers and Dots" which I had never heard of until recently, but the 2 that I have emboss beautifully and use the same sandwich as other embossing folders in my Cuttlebug. If you want to see the whole range of K Kingdom folders at Fat Cat's card corner, click on the link for the folder that I used in the Card Recipe below (there are some 21 folders). Otherwise, just look for the heading on the LHS of the website called "Blue Embossing folders".
The lacey blue circle was diecut with my Cuttlebug using a Nellie Snellen Lacey Circle multiframe which I then ran through my Cuttlebug using my Textile embossing folder. The lemon circle was diecut using a Spellbinder Circle Nestie. The blue fancy edge was diecut using another Nellie Snellen die: border-2 MFD023.
The tag was diecut using one of my Cuttlebug Tiny Tags dies then I ran my Sky Blue ink pad around it so it would stand out a little from the white background. The yellow button on this tag is actually a brad which I bought some time ago from Target. This sentiment is also by Penny Black and is up on .5mm mounts (dimensionals).
The ribbon was attached in 2 separate elements and the bow itself was made with my Bow Easy.
The butterflies were punched and I added a pearl to each of them - but the pearl on the blue butterfly started life as a white pearl which I coloured with a blue Bic Mark-It texta as I didn't have any blue pearls in my stash.
Here is a pic of the card inside (I'm still keeping up my New Year's Resolutions of doing the insides of my cards before I move onto the next card - yay!!):
To do the embossing on the card inside, I took a separate white square card and simply embossed both sides, then attached them to the inside with double-sided tape - I did have to trim the LHS a little so that the cardstock didn't cover the fancy blue edge. I mimicked the front of the card to do the sentiment panel, then added another punched butterfly. BTW, this sentiment is a retired stamp by Elzybells Art Stamps.
I am entering this card into the Simon Says Stamp Challenge of "Anything goes" - nice and easy.
Well, that's about it for now. I have links included in my Card Recipe for some of the products I used on my card if you are interested.
Stamps: Penny Black - In a nutshell 1754E, Sentiment from Penny Black - Bundle of Joy PB-30-043 clear stamp set, Sentiment #2 card inside - Elzybells (ret)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo black, Versacolor sky blue pigment
Accessories: Cuttlebug, Cuttlebug Textile embossing folder, Cuttlebug Tiny Tags die set, K Kingdom Flowers and Dots embossing folder, Nellie Snellen border-2 MFD023 die, Nellie Snellen Multiframes Lacey circle, Spellbinder Circle Nestabilities, Kaisercolour blue chalk, I-Kan-dee pearlescent chalks, Odourless Mineral Spirits (OMS), Derwent Coloursoft + Prismacolor pencils, paper stumps, Kaisercraft BR207 pearl (yellow), Kaiser Snow white pearl, Bic Mark-it blue texta, Carl CP-1 Butterfly-A, blue sewing thread, Bow Easy, gingham ribbon, yellow button brad (Target Australia), .5mm mounts (dimensionals), Cardstock: sky blue, lemon, KW Doggett "Knight" white