Sunday, March 10, 2013
Penny Black Bundle of Joy - baby girl card
Hi blogging friends
Did you notice that I made a new Blog Header? I thought it was time to update my blog a little as I have had the same header for a couple of years - and thought it would be fun to have a few of my favourite cards included. The first photo is a scene from Bright in north-east Victoria - one of my favourite holiday destinations. What do you think of my new header?
Here is the baby girl card that I promised I would share after finally finishing it last night:
Apologies for the ribbon shadow. I tried taking a photo with the sun directly on the card but it made the image all washed out so had to put the card at a slight angle instead.
The adorable little baby hedgie/flower frame is from the Penny Black clear set Bundle of Joy and was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and coloured with Prismacolor + Derwent Coloursoft pencils and Odourless Minerals Spirits. I lightly chalked around the image with blue chalk. I went to town with the glitter and added glitter to all the flowers as well as the frame - which you can a bit better on the photo below. I corner punched this main panel and popped it onto pink cardstock that was diecut using one of my new Spellbinder Decorative Labels One dies and my Big Shot. Oh my gosh - I LOVE these dies - they are so pretty and feminine. I added a little pink gemstone in each corner then popped the panel up on dimensionals.
The embossed white panel was embossed using a Crafter's Companion Die'sire Embossalicious EF6 Floral square embossing folder then corner punched.
The pink base was made using a Martha Stewart Vintage Floral punch-around-the-page corner/edge punch. I also added a pink gemstone to each corner.
I managed to take another photo when the sun went behind a cloud for a few minutes - it does make the pink look a bit different though and is probably closer to what it is in real life - but it makes the card look rather dull, lacking in texture and not so pretty. You can see the gemstones and glitter a bit better in this photo. Amazing how much different a photo can appear just with changing light conditions from one minute to the next!
Lastly, I made a pink bow with my Bow Easy and sewed on a pink heart button, added Fray Stop to the ribbon ends and glued the bow on with some Fabric Glue.
I did a quick little inside mirroring the pink cardstock Decorative Label panel on the card front. I diecut the white sentiment panel using my Big Shot and Labels One Nestabilities die. The sentiment is from the Nursery Necessities set by Stampin' Up and I added a tiny little pink heart at each end of the sentiment which I punched using my Arrows Border punch (they are the leftover punchies that look like tiny hearts to me). I added some glitter to the hearts as well.
This card will be going to my neighbour who had a baby girl a couple of days ago.
I am entering my card in the following challenges -
Totally Papercrafts Challenge #157 - Punch it - must use dies and/or punches - I used both.
Splitcoaststampers - Free for All F4A156 - Go to your happy place - where you are to use the colours that make you happy for your cards eg: bright, muted, pastel. Mine is pastel.
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Stamps: Penny Black Bundle of Joy 30-043 clear stamp set, Stampin' Up Nursery Necessities
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Designer paper: None
Accessories: Big Shot, Spellbinder Decorative Labels One dies S4-379 + Labels One Nestabilities dies, Prismacolor + Derwent Coloursoft pencils, Odourless Mineral Spirits, paper stumps, Kindyglitz Crystalina glitter glue, Crafter's Companion Die'sire Embossalicious EF6 Floral 6" x 6" embossing folder, dimensionals, heart button, pink ribbon, Fray Stop, pink sewing thread, fabric glue, Bow Easy, Kaisercraft blue chalk, Kaisercraft pink gemstones, cardstock - Bazzill pink, KW Doggett Knight white
Punches: Stampin' Up corner, Martha Stewart punch-around-the page Vintage Floral, EK Success Arrows border