Sunday, March 10, 2013

Penny Black Bundle of Joy - baby girl card

Hi blogging friendsFrom Millan.Net

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.

Thanks for stopping by!  Hope to see you again soon.  If you have any questions, please drop me an email - scroll down on the LH sidebar and click on the link. 


Card Recipe:

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


Merry said...

Hi Jocelyn, so good to have time to catch up on your blog. Love the new look. This card is so very cute. Wonderful colouring.

Sarah said...

Oh wow Jocelyn, this card is gorgeous! I love those soft pinks and the beautiful punch you've used. You can't beat Penny Black Hedgies for those cute baby cards!
Sarah xx :0)

Anonymous said...

Wow, Jocelyn, what a STUNNING baby card!! Love the image and lacy edges.

Your new header looks fab!

Liz McGuire, said...

Aww, this is so sweet,

Liz x

Pauline said...

Hi Jocelyn! I love the new header... your cards are gorgeous. And I know why Bright is one of your favourite places... it is indeed a special place.
hugs and blessings,

Anonymous said...

What a sweet card, love your new banner too!

Anita said...

A beautiful card Jocelyn and I'm sure your neighbor loved it too!

linda said...

beautiful! that little hedgie is so sweet and i love all the die cuts, punch and everything in pink.

debby4000 said...

Love your gorgeous card and what a sweet image.

Jackie said...

What a delightful card and so beautifully framed :o)
I don't try changing my blog any more because the last time I did it everything went wrong :o(
Jackie xx

Shirley-anne said...

Beautiful image and diecut frame for it .
Great colouring .
Pretty ribbon embellishment too.
hugs Shirley-Anne

Denise Marzec said...

Incredibly cute! Love the lacey pink border!

Debs said...

Beautiful card - sweet adorable image and gorgeous PATP.
Thanks for playing along with us at TPC this week.
Good luck.
Debs xx

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Oh this awesome Jobear love the pink glitter makes me which I had some as have to do some baby cars they are on my list...but not sure they have any in town..will have to check, love and God bless especially to you all, Shaz in Oz.x

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