Thursday, 3 May 2012

A new baby

Hello there

Not long ago you may remember I made my very first mini-album for a friend who was due her very first bay -check it out here. Well that expected baby is now a little girl called Nicole who was born on April 25th. I've made a card which I had great fun making because I covered it with pink lushusness :-) Weather is foul here with loads of rain, so the lightness and freshness of pink was just what I wanted. My sisters didn't understand at all, as I sent them a photo of the papers via Whatsapp and they just thought I'd lost it. Maybe I have but boy am I enjoying being 'lost' :-)

Once I knew the basic papers and bits and bobs I was going to use, then I had to decide on images. I looked through some Cricut mags for inspiration and found it. That card though had the most gorgeous baby shoes on it but I don't have that on any of those on my cartridges or anywhere else. More research found a gorgeous little bird house and bird on the Create a critter cartridge. So there, I had my ideas. I put a very basic sketch down on paper, using my papers as a guide too and the size of the doily.

Look how tiny the letters were that I cut out once on card and then once with patterned paper, as I wanted them thick enough to stand their own ground, so to speak.

Because of the size the card needed to be to fit the doily on, I decided not to make it a traditional card folded in half card. I had some very light pink ribbon left over from sewing class I went to last week and it was perfect for this card and plenty long enough luckily. I just love how that happens sometimes - small items I keep, actually end up being just right for a project which may have been spoilt without it.
Just remember, if you want to try this, please leave a gap between the two card pieces or you won't be able to open it and it won't stand up properly.

To colour the foam 'Serendipity' thickers I stamped the Regal Rose stamp onto the mat and then flicked some water at it and used the blender to paint it.

I cut two 7.5in square card blanks, I placed them together; wrong sides together and punched two holes in the left hand side and threaded the ribbon through and tied a pretty bow. I then added all the layers and came up with this:

That's not true really as I didn't have the heart shapes at first but I found a sheet of card which had previously had a pile of hearts cut out of it, so it formed a kind of stencil, so I used it as one and I'm so glad it did. Layers, darling; it's all in the layers!

Here's a little something different for you to look at :

Take care out there Nicole and live a long and happy life surrounded by your loving family

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